100 Glenns Creek Road Frankfort, KY 40601
Business Office (502) 564-4269
Clinic Services (502) 564-7647
School Health (502) 564-7381
Emergency After-Hours Number (502) 875-8582
851 East West Connector Frankfort, KY 40601
Business Office (502) 564-9336
Community Health (502) 564-5559
Environmental Health (502) 564-7382
HANDS (502) 564-5559
Home Health (502) 564-7383



Debbie Bell, Health Education Coordinator
I have been with the Franklin County Health Department for 17 years serving the community where I live, work, play and pray.  My educational background is in dietetics and diabetes prevention/management.  

It has been a privilege to be able to inform, educate and empower individuals on issues that affect their health.     

I maintain RD, LD, CDE, MLDE Certifications and Licensures

  Jennifer Robinson, Health Educator II

I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, as well as Morehead State University with a Master Degree in Wellness Promotion. I am grateful that I am able to share my education, knowledge, and skills in order to promote health and wellness in my hometown.

My health education interest areas include: Adult and Child Wellness, Diabetes, Falls Prevention, Physical Activity, Older Adult Aging and Wellness, Smoking Cessation, and Youth Health Education.


Ina Ponder, Health Educator II
My educational background is Emergency Medicine, along with a B.S. degree in Public Health/Community Health and Emergency Response/Disaster Management from East Tennessee State University and Masters in Youth, Family and Community Sciences from North Carolina State University.  GO WOLFPACK!!  

I maintain a CFCS Certification

My Health Education Passion Areas: Youth Education, Emergency Preparedness, Local Foods, Agriculture Education, Disease Prevention/Health Promotion, Consumer Education, Family Life Promotion and Physical Activity.


Our Mission: Prevent. Promote. Protect. Franklin County.
Our Vision: Live. Work. Play. Pray. Healthy!
Our Values: Accountability, Dedication, Empowerment, Equity, Excellence, Flexibility, Integrity, Respect



The Franklin County Health Department is committed to a policy of providing opportunities to people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. FCHD is an equal opportunity provider and equal opportunity employer.

The Franklin County Health Department endeavors to make its Website accessible to the widest possible audience. Any problems with or questions about the Franklin County Health Department Website may be directed to the  webmaster.


 FCHD will be closed the following dates   FCHD Board of Health Meetings   
Monday   Jan 20 Martin Luther King Day       Mar 18th 2020  12pm  Building Subcommittee Meeting at FCHD - Public Health Center   
Thursday March 12

Staff Development Day


Friday April 10  Good Friday, Closed 1/2 day       March 16, 2020         6pm at FCHD - Public Health Center  
Monday May 25 Memorial Day      June 15, 2020           6pm at FCHD - Public Health Center  
Thursday  June 4

Staff Development Meeting 

FCHD Closed 

Friday July 3 Independence Day         
Monday Sept 7 Labor Day        
Tuesday Nov 3 Presidential Election Day        
Wednesday Nov 11 Veterans Day        
Thursday Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day        
Friday Nov 27 FCHD Closed         
Thursday  Dec 24 Christmas Eve        
Wednesday Dec 25 Christmas Day        
Thursday Dec 31 New Year's Eve        
Frday  Jan 1,2021 New Year's Day