Board of Health meeting
The Pike County Board of Health will have its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, beginning at 6 PM. Due to facility access restrictions in place because of the coronavirus outbreak, this meeting will not be held publicly at the Pike County Health Department. Instead, this meeting will be conducted via video conferencing and will be available to the general public on Facebook via a live stream broadcast. Please visit our Facebook page more details and live stream announcements.
Welcome and thank you for choosing the Pike County Health Department. We are leading our community in prevention!
We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. All offices are closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for lunch.
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a nationwide network of community-based groups of volunteers who are interested in strengthening public health. MRC units supplement a community’s existing emergency medical response capabilities and public health infrastructure. As of May 2015, there are 996 MRC units in the United States and its territories with over 206,000 volunteers. MRC units are locally based teams of medial and non-medical volunteers who can assist their community during large scale emergencies, such as an infectious disease pandemic, a chemical spill or an act of terrorism. Volunteers can also work together to improve the overall health and well-being of their neighborhoods and communities through education and prevention. The Pike County MRC was established in December 2006. Our local MRC unit has been participating with several agencies and organizations over the years in both preparedness and community efforts. To find out more about the MRC program visit mrc.hhs.gov or Pike County MRC click here. Click here to register to be a volunteer!
Employee of the Quarter
Dale Thacker, with over twenty years of service to the Pike County Health Department, is the current employee of the quarter. This recognition was determined by nominations and votes of confidence from his co-workers. Dale started at the health department in July 1999 as Janitor. It didn’t take long before he progressed to Maintenance Technician. Later, he was promoted to Maintenance Supervisor. At the staff Christmas party in December, Dale was recognized for his dedicated service. Some of the comments made by those who nominated Dale include, "He’s such a patient, kind person while putting up with all of us. Wonderful coworker," "Dale goes above and beyond to help anyone here at the health department. He is always offering to help and does what is asked of him, and I have never heard him complain about doing anything." Several people have commented on the great job Dale has done throughout the recent construction process. He has had a lot on his plate and has handled it in stride in typical Dale fashion. Thank you, Dale, for everything you do for the health department and for your coworkers! It does not go unnoticed. We deeply appreciate you!
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.
Safety... Why it matters
In the United States, unintentional injury leads to more deaths and disabilities for children 1-19 years of age than any other cause. 40% of all deaths in this age group are due to injury. That's one child every hour! Help us give all children the chance to grow up and become whatever they can imagine.
Did You Know?
- Progress has stalled in controlling foodborne pathogens in the United States, according to a new report from CDC’s Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network.
- New lab technologies have enhanced our capabilities for diagnostics and surveillance of foodborne diseases, but targeted interventions are needed to reduce foodborne illnesses.
- Health departments can culture specimens with positive culture-independent diagnostic test results to help better identify antibiotic resistance, find outbreaks, monitor disease trends, and inform policy and prevention efforts.
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 nurse practitioner 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.