Welcome and thank you for choosing the Pike County Health Department. Your source for good health!
Same day scheduling
The Pike County Health Department utilizes "same day scheduling." This means you will call or walk-in the day you need an appointment and make arrangements for that day. No longer do you have to remember to call ahead and set up an appointment and then remember to keep that appointment. If you call before 9 AM you are almost guaranteed to be seen on that day. You may also walk-in without calling to make an appointment. Walk-ins must check in by 8 AM to guarantee availability.
The Pike County Health Department became a tobacco-free campus on April 1, 2015. We appreciate your support of this effort by refraining from using tobacco products while on the grounds and visiting our facilities.
National Dog Bite Prevention Week
National Dog Bite Prevention Week takes place during the third full week of May each year, and focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites.
With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. households, millions of people – most of them children – are bitten by dogs every year. The majority of these bites, if not all, are preventable.
- Prevent The Bite reports that according to the Center for Disease Control, dog bites were the 11th leading cause of nonfatal injury to children ages 1-4, 9th for ages 5-9 and 10th for ages 10-14 from 2003-2012.
- The Insurance Information Institute estimates that in 2013, insurers across the country paid over $483 million in dog bite claims.
- The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery reports that according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 26,935 reconstructive procedures were performed in 2013 to repair injuries caused by dog bites.
- The U.S. Postal Service reports that 5,581 postal employees were attacked by dogs in 2013. Children, elderly, and postal carriers are the most frequent victims of dog bites.
- The American Humane Association reports that 66% of bites among children occur to the head and neck.
For more information about dog bite prevention please visit the AVMA(external link).
Prevent the Flu
Don’t wait for the flu to catch you. There is a lot you can do to help minimize the risk of getting the flu, even if you’re exposed.
Good preventive health habits, an annual flu shot, and prescription antivirals can help keep you and your family flu-free — even during flu season.
For flu prevention tips visit www.flufacts.com(external link).
Flu shots are available. Get yours today!
May is Asthma Awareness Month
Asthma is one of the most common lifelong chronic diseases. There are 25.5 million Americans living with asthma, a disease affecting the lungs, causing repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing.
Although asthma cannot be cured, it is possible to manage asthma successfully to reduce and prevent asthma attacks, also called episodes. Successful asthma management includes knowing the warning signs of an attack, avoiding things that may trigger an attack, and following the advice of your healthcare provider.
Using what you know about managing your asthma can give you control over this chronic disease. When you control your asthma, you will breathe easier, be as active as you would like, sleep well, stay out of the hospital, and be free from coughing and wheezing. To learn more about how you can control your asthma, visit the CDC asthma site(external link).
The Pike County Health Department inspects every restaurant and other eating establishment twice yearly. We check food storage, preparation, personnel, restrooms, water and other possible health conditions.
Restaurant inspection scores and details may be found by clicking here.