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
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.
Needle Exchange Program
The Pike County Health Department is considering a needle exchange program to prevent the spread of infectious diseases through IV drug use. The program could also reduce the amount of syringes and needles improperly disposed of in the community and provide individuals who use IV drugs with access to health care services.
Click here to see an interview of Dr. Rangel, Public Health Director of the health department, on East Kentucky Broadcasting.
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.
Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.
In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.
To learn more please visit the CDC(external link) website.
Click here to view the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services information release.
Click here to view a YouTube video(external link) from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services on simple steps to fight mosquitoes.
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!
Did You Know?
- Men and women 50–75 years old should be screened(external link) for colorectal (colon) cancer(external link), but at least one third of people in that age group haven’t been tested as recommended.
- CDC’s Screen for Life(external link) campaign features celebrities—Morgan Freeman, Meryl Streep, Katie Couric, Diane Keaton, Jimmy Smits and Terrence Howard—explaining the benefits of colorectal cancer screening.
- Several kinds of tests(external link) can find colorectal cancer, so people 50 or older should talk to a doctor about which test is right for them.
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.
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.