The Whitley County Health Department provides many clinical services utilizing a staff of trained professionals that have many years of public health experience. These professionals included: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Nutritionists, Health Educators, Social Workers, Community Outreach Workers and contract Physicians.
All Services are available by appointment
Infants, children, adolescents and adults should be protected from vaccine preventable diseases. Immunizations in include Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Whooping Cough, Chickenpox, Measles, Mumps, Rotavirus, Meningitis, Rubella, Hib, Influenza and Pneumonia.
In the fall, special clinics are set up throughout the community to provide Influenza vaccine (Flu shots). Special arrangements are made through the Clerical Supervisor for this service.
Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz
what vaccines do you need?
Did you know that certain vaccines are recommended for adults and adolescents?* Take this quiz to find out which vaccines YOU may need. * This quiz provides information for people age 11 years and older.
TB skin Testing is now available. A return visit is required within 72 hours to check the test.
If infection is suspected, screening for the tuberculosis can be provided through a chest x-ray and a physician's evaluation. Treatment for disease or infection is available with a physician's order. Contact investigation is provided where necessary.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Counseling, screening, and treatment are available, including HIV counseling and screening. Call for more information.
The Whitley County Health Department offers a needle exchange program the goal of this program is to reduce transmission of blood-borne diseases including HIV and hepatitis C among persons who inject drugs and to protect their sexual partners. The program provides sterile syringes in exchange for dirty syringes that are safely disposed, testing for HIV and other blood-borne pathogens, educating on syringe disposal, safe injection and overdose prevention, and referring and linking participants to drug treatment services.
Give me a Reason Program is a drug prevention initiative that UNITE offers to the public to do voluntary drug testing it is designed as a way for our youth to avoid peer pressure and give them a reason to say "no" to drug use. The Give me a Reason kit tests for 10 drugs: Amphetamine, Bariturate, Benzodiazepine, Benzoylecgonine/cocaine, Methamphetamine, Methodone, Opiates/Morphine, Oxycodone, Phencyclidine, and Marijuana. The kits are available to parents and community at different locations in Whitley County: The Whitley County Health Department is one of the distribution sites for the kits. Stop by and ask for a kit during business hours, one per person, at the Whitley County Health Department.
Chronic Disease Program
The health department clinic staff can monitor blood pressure and glucose. Trained professionals provide counseling and education services on hypertension and diabetes with emphasis on weight management, exercise and healthy lifestyles.
Women's Health/Cancer Screening
Nurses who have been trained to do PAP Tests and Clinical Breast Exams are available. We will assist you with scheduling Mammograms. Many women will qualify for a FREE or Low Cost Mammogram.
Family Planning Services
Includes the initial or annual exam by a physician and all supplies. Fees are based on a sliding scale. Included services are: Oral contraceptives, Diaphragm, Contraceptive Injection, and patches. Other limited services are available upon request and based on the physician's recommendation. We bill all insurances.
Women's Infant and Children (WIC Services)
WIC is a food supplement program to assist women, infants and children. If you are pregnant, breast feeding or have a child in your household under the age of 5 years you may qualify for the WIC program. Please call for your appointment today. Before you or your children can be screened for WIC we will need to see proof of: Your identity....bring one of these for yourself and the person beened screened:
Your Residence.....Bring one of these:
- Current bill for electic, gas, telephone, or cable.
Your Household Income....Bring all sources of income for all household members:
- Signed Statement from Employer
- Unemployment letter/notice
- Check Stub/Award letter from Social Security
- Recent Leave and Earnings Statment (LES) for Military
- Foster Child Placment/award letter
- Tax forms or accounting records for self-employed
- Copies of alimony or child support checks
- Statement from person(s) that provide yu money/resources
If you or anyone that lives with you receives Medicaid, tell clinic staff. Medicaid eligibility may meet the proof requirements for WIC.
368 Penny Lane
Williamsburg, KY 40769
Phone (606)549-3380 Fax: (606)549-8940
3750 Cumberland Falls Hwy.
Corbin, KY 40701
Phone (606) 528-5613 Fax: (606)528-8758
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