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Lake Cumberland District Health Department

A healthy today for a brighter tomorrow.

If it is after hours and you are calling to report a public health emergency such as a disease outbreak or a bioterrorism attack, call: 1 (800) 295-8253.

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department focuses on public and preventative health. We do so by offering on-site clinics, off-site programs and by engaging our communities to adopt health-focused policies and initiatives.  

Our mission is, “To promote and protect the health of all who live, work, learn and play throughout the Lake Cumberland area.”

How Can We Help?

At LCDHD, we are proud to offer a variety of exceptional services that meet the unique needs of individuals and families. Our highly-regarded WIC program is designed to promote optimal health and wellbeing for you and your loved ones. Additionally, we offer the Kentucky HANDS program, which provides expectant and new parents with support and guidance. We are passionate about advocating for and supporting breastfeeding, and offer a wealth of information and resources to help you make informed decisions. 

WIC is a supplemental food program that provides nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, education, nutritious foods and referrals to healthcare services. WIC improves the health of  pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5.

Welcome to HANDS, your partner in parenthood. We offer voluntary home visitation for expectant parents and those with infants under 90 days old in Kentucky. Our dedicated parent visitors provide expert guidance during pregnancy and the first two years of your baby’s life, ensuring a healthy, nurturing environment.

Since 2011, our dedicated team, including a breastfeeding coordinator and peer counselors, has been assisting mothers. Our free WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program offers personalized support to pregnant and breastfeeding WIC moms. You’ll receive guidance during pregnancy and ongoing support through mailings, calls, and visits.

LCDHD inspects food establishments in all then counties of the Lake Cumberland District. These scores represent the status of the establishment on the date of inspection.  Conditions may vary on other dates.  

LCDHD oversees and enforce regulations governing public facilities, including food service providers, hotels, and schools. Our team conducts inspections, addresses health concerns, and responds to various issues, from animal bites to natural disasters.

The Lake Cumberland District
Health Department is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Diabetes Education Workshop

The Diabetes Education Program at LCDHD provides accessible, personalized diabetes education. It includes free self-management classes on topics like nutrition, medication management, and stress management. The program also offers evening education sessions and community outreach programs to increase awareness and support individuals with diabetes and their families.

Please join us in supporting these important health campaigns.