Adult Services Offered At Your Local Health Department
If you could prevent a disease, wouldn’t you? Did you know that 80% of premature heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes can be prevented according to the World Health Organization? Worldwide, 2-3 million deaths are prevented every year because of immunizations.
Prevention is key. And it’s accessible to you and your family from your Pennyrile District Health Departments. We offer comprehensive preventive health services to help you stay healthy now and in the future. Preventive health screenings are available to low income, uninsured or underinsured adults. Our medical professionals can screen for issues, teach you how to manage your disease and give you the support you need as you strive to live a healthy lifestyle.
The Adult Preventive Visit Includes Health Services Such As:
Oral, Vision and Hearing
Cancer screenings for women such as breast, cervical and colon
Cancer screenings for men such as prostate and colon
Counseling and education
Counseling for other screenings needed
Immunization – We offer seasonal flu shots, vaccines for international plans, the shingles vaccines (for 50+)or as a part of the immunizations schedule recommended by the CDC.
Other Tests We Can Perform:
Blood Glucose Level: The amount of sugar in the blood, to help in diagnosing diabetes.
Total Cholesterol/Lipid Profile: The amount and type of good and bad fat in the blood.
Blood Pressure Screening: You can learn more about the signs and risks of high blood pressure here.
Pregnancy Testing: If you receive a positive result, we have many services available to help you through pregnancy and the first few years of your child’s life through WIC, HANDS and health screenings.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD): For women, men and teens, including confidential HIV Testing.
Fecal Occult Blood (FOBT): Colon cancer screening looking for traces of blood in the bowel.
Tuberculosis (TB): Checking for contagious bacteria in the lungs.
TB Skin Tests: We also offer a program here to treat patients with positive TB skin tests, without a third party payer source.
Titer Testing: Often required by colleges or nursing students to check for immunity against varicella, MMR, and Hepatitis B.
Hemoglobin Screenings: This is usually to check for anemia and to help diagnose other diseases that could impact your red blood cells or the amount of hemoglobin in your blood.
Knowing your family’s medical history will allow us to better diagnose and treat any conditions that you might have. Gather what you need to create your own Family Health Portrait and bring this history with you to your appointment.
We would much rather prevent disease than see our community suffer from poor health. That’s why we encourage everyone to work on becoming a healthier version of themselves. Here are a few of the more specific education/counseling services we offer:
Diabetes: We have a registered diabetes educator who you can schedule a private consultation with, just ask your doctor for a referral. If there’s enough interest, we will also hold classes that are free to the community.
We give you the time needed to get any questions you have answered as you learn a new normal. With classes or a private meeting, you can learn how to manage your blood sugar and overall health. Sometimes your physician doesn’t have the time needed to go through everything you need to know. We hear too many misconceptions about diabetes and want to make sure you know the facts. We’ll help you build a plan that makes sense for your body and lifestyle.
Tobacco Education: Now is always a great time to quit. Quit Now Kentucky is a free, convenient, safe and secure program to help you quit smoking when you’re ready. Call 1-800-QUIT-Now or, you can also sign up through this site. We also provide local services when there is enough interest, so if you’re interested in a local class and support system, contact us.
Dietary Counseling: If you want to schedule a consultation with our dietitian you’ll need to be referred from your doctor first. Choosing the right diet can help you prevent disease or manage a disease you live with daily. Who can benefit from meeting with a dietitian? Those with:
-Too High or Too Low Weight Levels
-A Breastfeeding Baby
Biometric Screenings for the StayWell Program
The StayWell program is offered as a part of Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan (KEHP). All of these plans include the Living Well Promise, but to fulfill that, the planholder must take a health assessment or complete a biometric screening. Why? Because this plan also provides incentives for those who do, the biggest being annual premium discounts.
If you are a state employee and are eligible for this program, you can have your biometric screening done at any of our 5 health centers. This screening is only covered by the plan for employees and not their dependents or spouses. Also, if for some reason you waive the insurance program, you are still eligible to receive the free biometric screening.
Keep in mind that these are just screenings and should not take the place of seeing your primary care physician.
If you are a part of KHEP and have questions about the StayWell program, please call 866-746-1316 or email KEHPlivingwell@staywell.com. Your health department is not an expert on this program and only serves as a screening location to help you receive your full benefits.
Do you know someone who is struggling with addiction? Are you not sure where to go or what options you have available? This is why we’ve added the Harm Reduction Program to our services. We’re on a mission to improve the public health of the Pennyrile region by reducing overdoses, overdose deaths, and the transmission of diseases such as HIV and HCV.
Risk reduction counseling is available for those at high-risk for contracting or transmitting HIV and their partners
Free risk reduction supplies and education materials (sharps containers for needles and condoms)
Receive guidance on HIV care and treatment services if you’re HIV infected.
Pick up your free box of Narcan so you’re prepared to save a life.
If you have questions, please call Meg Tolley, our Harm Reduction Specialist at 270.388.440 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pennyrile District Health Department is dedicated to protecting the environment, providing preventive health services, and educating our communities to promote healthier lifestyles.
Services of the Pennyrile District Health Department are available to all qualified persons regardless of race, creed, color, sex, country of origin, or disability.
Pennyrile District Health Department - (270) 388-9747
Caldwell County Health Department - (270) 365-6571
Crittenden County Health Department - (270) 965-5215
Livingston County Health Department - (270) 928-2193
Lyon County Health Department - (270) 388-9763
Trigg County Health Department - (270) 522-8121