Who We Are
The Northern Kentucky Health Department is the local health department serving four counties in Kentucky: Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton.
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 has approximately 150 employees working within the divisions of Administration and Accounting, Clinical Services, Environmental Health and Safety, and Population Health, along with the Office of the District Director of Health. The district operates four health centers, one in each county served, and a district office located in Florence, Ky.
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.
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 on Feb. 27, 2013. On March 21, 2019, NKY Health became one of the first health departments in the nation to achieve reaccreditation. The goal of the accreditation program is to improve and protect the health of every community by advancing the quality and performance of public health departments.
The Health Department has opportunities for employment, for student learning, public health research and volunteering.
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Northern Kentucky Health Department
8001 Veterans Memorial Drive
Florence, KY 41042
Please note: The Health Department cannot offer medical advice or diagnosis through this website or over email. If you have a medical question or need to send documents to our medical staff, please contact our county health centers.
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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 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) call 859-363-2070.