NKY Health


We prevent disease, promote wellness, and protect against health threats to improve quality of life for the Northern Kentucky region.


Inspire Collaboration

Ignite Partnerships

Improve Outcomes


Integrity: We build trust with honesty and accountability.

Inclusivity: We are better together.

Innovation: We are proactive, responsible, and adaptable.

Impact: We serve to make a positive difference.


The Northern Kentucky region is located across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. It includes a variety of communities, ranging from the urban core along the Ohio River to suburbs to more rural areas.


More than 400,000 people reside in the Northern Kentucky region, with many more visiting via travel by Interstates 75, 71 and 275 and via the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.


The Health Department receives funding from a variety of sources, including local, state and federal allocations, grants and tax revenues, as well as Medicaid reimbursement and other fees/interest.

Organizational Structure

The Health Department has approximately 150 employees working within the divisions of Administration, Clinical Services, Environmental Health and Safety, and Population Health, along with the Office of the District Director of Health. 


The Health Department operates a health center in each of our four counties – Boone, Campbell, Grant, and Kenton – as well as a district office in Florence, Ky.


The Health Department is led by the District Director of Health and is governed by a 21-member District Board of Health. Four Local Boards of Health and a Personnel Board set additional policy and report to the District Board.


The Northern Kentucky Health Department was one of the first in the nation to be nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board in 2013. We then became one of the first health departments in the nation to achieve reaccreditation in 2019. Accreditation means that the Northern Kentucky Health Department has met national standards for high-quality public health services, leadership and accountability. 


NKY Health offers individuals the chance to build a career, earn a good living, and improve the quality of life for the people in the region.

Student Learning

NKY Health provides students with an environment in which they can gain valuable work experience and add value to our programs.


NKY Health is open to volunteers looking to assist in programs, including the Northern Kentucky Medical Reserve Corps.

Health Centers

NKY Health has four health centers that offer a variety of services. No one is denied services based on an inability to pay.


Our newsroom offers the latest press releases, annual reports, Request for Proposals, and other material detailing the latest news at NKY Health.

10 Essentials

The 10 Essential Public Health Services describe the public health activities that all communities should undertake, and are among NKY Health’s guiding principles.

Privacy Policy

As a healthcare organization, NKY Health takes seriously our patients’ right to privacy and our responsibilities to protect their information.

Public Records

As a governmental agency, many of NKY Health’s documents are available to the public upon request under Kentucky’s open records law.

Contact Us

8001 Veterans Memorial Drive
Florence, KY 41042
859-341-4264 (phone)
859-578-3689 (fax)
7-1-1 (TTY)


Our offices and health centers are open weekdays from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Some health centers close early on certain Fridays. Check before visiting.

NKY Health

After Hours

For emergencies occurring outside of normal business hours, please contact the appropriate authorities or seek the necessary medical attention.

Local first responders and health care providers have after hours contact information for Health Department staff and will make the necessary contacts.


To report an infectious disease or infectious disease outbreak outside of normal business hours, please contact the on-call Epidemiologist at 859-391-5357. During regular business hours, call 859-363-2070.

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