Beginning July 1, NKY Health County Health Centers will begin seeing the public for the following services by appointment only:
• Women’s health services
• Birth control
• Limited testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases
• Testing for HIV and hepatitis C
• Cancer screenings
• Nutrition counseling
• Immunizations for children and adults
• WIC (Women, Infants and Children), a free nutrition supplement program
• Breastfeeding support
• Naloxone overdose prevention kits
To schedule an appointment, please contact your county health center.
When administered after an overdose, naloxone can counteract the life-threatening effects of opioid drugs and keep individuals who have overdosed alive until emergency medical help arrives.
Naloxone at county health centers
The Health Department offers free naloxone kits to the Northern Kentucky community through its county health centers and during the syringe access exchange programs. Kits will be available at the following days, times and locations.
- Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Grant County Health Center, 234 Barnes Road, Williamstown, Ky. 859.824.5074. Note: The syringe access exchange program is also offered during this time
- Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. during the syringe access exchange program operating in the parking lot of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Covington, 1500 James Simpson Jr. Way, Covington, Ky.
The kits include
- Two doses of nasal spray naloxone
- A pamphlet with directions on how to use naloxone
- Information about treatment resources including the Northern Kentucky Addiction Helpline (859-415-9280).
Before receiving a naloxone kit, individuals will receive a 10-to-15 minute training from a Health Department nurse.