Harm Reduction Program


Reducing Overdoses, Overdose Deaths, & HIV/HCV Transmissions

Do you know someone who is struggling with addiction? Are you not sure where to go or what options you have available? The Pennyrile District Health Department is pleased to collaborate with the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky AIDS Drug Assistance Program (KADAP) Income Reinvestment Program (KIRP) to provide Harm Reduction Services to all five counties in the Pennyrile Health District. Meg Tolley, Harm Reduction Specialist, is here to lead this program and our community in this mission to reduce overdoses, overdose deaths and the transmissions of HIV and Hepatitis C. Contact her with questions, testing and treatment options: 

Meg Tolley, Harm Reduction Specialist: 

270-388-4401 

margaret.tolley@uky.edu




Our Commitment To You: 

  • We respect the human rights of all people, including those who use drugs 

  • We work to reduce the impact of stigma related with drug use 

  • We will encourage participants to take a path toward recovery (we are your partner in health but we will never force the issue) 

  • We are committed to the health and well-being of all residents of the Pennyrile region



Our Harm Reduction Specialist, Meg Tolley, provides a variety of services to community members and is available to meet with you to: 

  • Provide risk reduction counseling to those who are at high-risk for contracting or transmitting HIV

  • Assess individual risk and connect you to appropriate resources

  • Provide information about risk reduction strategies, offering prevention counseling to reduce transmission of HIV, Hepatitis C and STI

  • Provide information related to preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for clients’ partners and treatment as prevention and harm reduction

  • Provide counseling to improve health literacy, increase retention in medical care, and improve treatment adherence to achieve better health outcomes

  • Distribute education materials and risk reduction supplies (sharps containers and condoms) to persons at high risk for contracting or transmitting HIV

  • Provide HIV and Hepatitis C testing and counseling 

  • Help the unaware learn of their HIV status and receive referral to HIV care and treatment services if found to be HIV infected

  • Refer persons found to be positive for HIV or Hepatitis C to medical care and treatment services at key points of entry for Outpatient/Ambulatory Health Services, Medical Case Management, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services




To reach Meg, please contact her via email at margaret.tolley@uky.edu or by phone at 270-388-4401
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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.
   

Contact Us

Pennyrile District Health Department - (270) 388-9763
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

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