Public Health Saves Lives
Monday – Thursday
8:00am – 4:30pm
By Appointment only!
Syringe Exchange Services
Monday – Friday
12:00pm – 4:00pm
- We will manage as many of our WIC patients via telephone services as much as possible.
- WIC participants need to call before they show up.
- We will continue to provide initial WIC Certifications to ensure these moms and children get their necessary nutrition.
Essentail Nursing Services
- Emergency immunizations
- STD testing and treatment
- HIV treatment
- Family Planning
WE DO NOT PROVIDE DAILY COVID-19 TESTING
The New Normal
Clinic Services – Moving to the New Normal
WIC / Nutrition / Breastfeeding
Our WIC program is available to women of low to moderate income who are pregnant, recently delivered, or breastfeeding, as well as infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. Fathers can also bring their children to apply for WIC. Families may apply for WIC whether they are working or unemployed.
THE NEW NORMAL:
WIC services are now provided via phone interviews, with counseling individualized to each client. The “benefits”, or food lists, are visible to clients on their phone app immediately upon completion of the phone session. Access to speak to a Registered Dietician at any time, is available.
Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing disease. Regular vaccination is one way to ward off infection and is effective in preventing health complications in children and adults. The FCHD follows all guidelines of the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
THE NEW NORMAL:
FCHD continues to provide vaccines of all types and emphasizes vaccination against the flu with dedicated Clinics on- and off-site. When COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, the Clinic will conduct efficient and safe administration of this vaccine during community-wide and targeted vaccination events.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening/ Family Planning/ Pediatric Well-Child Services
We provide breast and cervical cancer screening and treatment for low income women with the assistance of the Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program (federally funded public health program). This Clinic is also able to provide family planning and well-child services to the uninsured, as well as those with private insurance and Medicaid. All services are confidential.
THE NEW NORMAL:
Our Clinic continues to embrace the opportunity to educate patients on the benefits of preventive health exams, to counsel regarding health risks, and to provide support for treatments. Appointments are available in advance or on a same-week-scheduling system. New this year, Clinic staff reach out to patients prior to their scheduled appointments to complete registration and health histories via telephone, in order to reduce the time that clients spend in the building while receiving services.
Reportable Disease Activities
Communicable diseases include influenza, food-borne illnesses, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted infections. Our nurses are expert investigators of disease, and health professionals who provide patients with individual counseling on test results and assist with referrals to specialists. Additionally, Clinic nurses collect data that is communicated to the Kentucky Department of Public Health and the CDC to help monitor the health status of Franklin county.
The Franklin County Health Department (FCHD) daily investigates cases of communicable diseases such as influenza, food-borne illness, pertussis, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted infections, per 902 KAR 2:020.
FCHD communicates this information to the Kentucky Department for Public Health, surveillance sites, and community partners, facilitating collaborative efforts to monitor the health status of Franklin County.
This data also aids public and private health officials in educating patients and clients, planning staff training on timely disease topics, and preparing for and responding to disease outbreaks.
Health professionals that are reporting diseases to the Franklin County Health Department can find the appropriate and required forms listed in the link below. Upon completion please fax the forms to (502)564-9640. If you have any questions, concerns, or need assistance in reporting please contact our office at (502)564-7647, option 1, and ask for the Charge Nurse.
THE NEW NORMAL:
COVID-19, or SARS-CoV-2, is a new reportable infection. Our team of nurses has completed intensive training regarding this virus and the course of illness. Nurses are trained to administer COVID-19 tests as well as counsel for isolation or quarantine procedures as indicated by test results and contact investigations. The FCHD contributes to the data that is reported by the Department for Public Health and the CDC.
Updated: Jan 31, 2024