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Welcome!

Welcome and thank you for choosing the Pike County Health Department. Your source for good health! We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Same Day Scheduling

Calendar

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.

Health Officials Issue Advice for Viewing of Upcoming Solar Eclipse

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is warning the public not to directly look at the upcoming solar eclipse on Aug. 21 without the proper equipment and techniques.

People from all over the world will converge on the U.S. to witness the eclipse. While the solar eclipse will occur across the continental U.S., those within an estimated 70-mile path labeled “Path of the Total Solar Eclipse” which includes Hopkinsville, Paducah and the Land Between the Lakes will experience a total solar eclipse, lasting up to 2 minutes and 40 seconds. Outside of this path, observers will witness a deep partial eclipse, which will partially block the sun’s light. The last time a total solar eclipse occurred across any part of the contiguous U.S. was in 1979. Following the 2017 solar eclipse, the next total solar eclipse will not be visible over the continental U.S. until April 8, 2024.

“Looking at an eclipse without proper eye protection can cause permanent and irreversible eye damage including blindness”, said Hiram C. Polk, Jr., M.D., commissioner of DPH. “We encourage everyone to enjoy this special celestial event, but urge the public not to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun without special purpose solar filters such as eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers.”

There are several ways to safely view a solar eclipse and avoid permanent eye damage:

Click here to read the full release(external link).

Safe Sleep Kentucky

In Kentucky, the infant mortality rate is higher than the national average. Every five days a baby dies with a sleep-related risk factor in Kentucky. SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is the sudden death of an infant less than one-year old that cannot be explained after a full investigation. SIDS cannot always be avoided, but there are ways to lower the chances of SIDS by following Safe Sleep practices.

To learn more please visit the Safe Sleep Kentucky(external link) website.

Community Health Assessment & Community Health Improvement Plan

We would like to thank you, as a community partner, for all your dedication, support, and input that made these two documents a reality. Without the community’s input we would not have been able to accomplish this assessment of Pike County. Below you will find PDF versions of the Community Health Assessment (CHA) and the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). Hard copies of both documents will be available at the health department’s main location in Pikeville. We welcome your feedback and questions on both documents. Thank you!

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Did You Know?

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Restaurant Inspections

Investigator

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.

CDL Physicals

FMCSA

All commercial drivers of vehicles in interstate commerce with a maximum gross vehicle weight rating of over 10,000 pounds are required to obtain and maintain a valid Medical Examiner's Certificate (ME Certificate).

The Pike County Health Department has a licensed physician on staff who is a certified medical examiner for the U.S. Department of Transportation. Call today to schedule an appointment for a CDL physical.