The Lake Cumberland District health Department offers preventive health services in the following counties: Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor and Wayne. Preventive health visits, which include physical assessments and screenings can detect minor health problems before they become serious: counseling provides options for health improvement. 


image Our services include: child and adult immunizations, well child exams, fluoride varnishing, family planning ( birth control), prenatal care ( not in all counties), WIC ( Women, Infants & Children food program), medical nutrition therapy, Diabetes screening and counseling, HIV and STD screenings,  and breast and cervical cancer screenings.


Services are provided by medical professionals - physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, LPNs, and registered dieticians- who adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Department of Public Health, ensuring that care is provided at the highest professional standard.


Many of our services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and other insurances. In the case you are uninsured* or your insurance doesn’t pay for the service, the majority of our services are offered on a Sliding Fee Scale basis. This means your charge for the service will be in relation to your income versus the Federal Poverty Guidelines. For example, if your income level is 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines then your charge would be 100% of the stated charge. If your income level is 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines then you would not have a charge for the service. Some services such as childhood immunizations and communicable disease screenings would be offered at a minimal nominal charge set by the Department of Public Health.


Contact your local health department today to schedule an appointment if you are in need of any of these valuable preventive health services. 


*Kentucky residents aged 19 to 64 who do not have insurance can call 1-866-284-5808 to learn how to purchase a health insurance plan, learn how they might qualify for a government program, or receive health care free-of-charge from Health Kentucky participating providers.