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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, “…prevent illness and injury, promote good health practices and assure a safe environment.”
While pursuing our mission, we aspire toward excellence by endeavoring to practice according to the most contemporary and cutting edge public health practice models and standards.
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.
Find information and resources on our community programs, diabetes, disaster preparedness, environmental services, parenting, substance abuse, vital statistics, wellness, and more.
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.
Our District office serves administrative functions for all ten counties in the LCDHD district– Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor and Wayne. Click on the county listing to to view information on your district clinic.
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.
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