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.
Community Health Questionnaire - Your Attention Requested!
The Pike County Health Department hosted a Community Health Assessment Forum on September 17, 2015, for community partners and members of the community to help identify priority health issues affecting Pike County. As a result of the forum, a survey was developed to give Pike County citizens the opportunity to assess how they feel about the health of our community. Below is a link to the Pike County Community Health Questionnaire. We also have a PDF file available for anyone who might prefer a paper copy of the survey.
Please complete the survey and forward to friends, family and colleagues throughout Pike County, and ask them to please do the same. The results of the survey will be analyzed and discussed at our second forum in November. The information from that forum will be used to develop a Community Health Improvement Plan for Pike County.
The deadline for the online surveys is October 30, 2015, and paper surveys must be received by the Pike County Health Department no later than Friday, October 23, 2015, by 4:00 PM. Paper surveys can be mailed to 119 River Drive, Pikeville, KY 41501.
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.
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!
Community Health Assessment
The Pike County Health Department hosted a Community Health Assessment Forum on September 17, 2015, at the Pike County Public Library. The purpose of the forum was to help identify priority health issues affecting the county wide community. Information from this forum will be used to develop a Community Health Improvement Plan for Pike County.
The forum was considered a huge success with 50 participants from various organizations throughout the county in attendance. It was a big first step in the health department’s effort to become an accredited health department. Read more.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!
Call the Pike County Health Department today to schedule your screening. Click here(external link) for more information about Breast Cancer Awareness from the National Breastcancer Foundation.
Did You Know? - Breastfeeding support begins at the hospital
- Hospital practices in the first hours and days after birth can influence how babies are fed, according to the latest CDC Vital Signs(external link).
- In 2013, 54% of hospitals were using a majority of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding(external link)—up from only 29% in 2007.
- Hospitals can further improve their practices to support breastfeeding by taking recommended steps(external link) to become Baby-Friendly(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.
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.