Monday – Thursday

8:00am – 4:30pm

By Appointment only!

Monday – Friday

12:00pm – 3:00pm 

  • We will manage as many of our WIC patients via telephone services as much as possible.
  • WIC participants need to call before they show up.
  • We will continue to provide initial WIC Certifications to ensure these moms and children get their necessary nutrition.

  • Emergency immunizations
  • STD testing and treatment 
  • HIV treatment
  • Family Planning 

WE DO NOT PROVIDE DAILY COVID-19 TESTING

The New Normal

Clinic Services – Moving to the New Normal

WIC/ Nutrition/ Breastfeeding 

Our WIC program is available to women of low to moderate income who are pregnant, recently delivered, or breastfeeding, as well as infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. Fathers can also bring their children to apply for WIC. Families may apply for WIC whether they are working or unemployed.

THE NEW NORMAL:

WIC services are now provided via phone interviews, with counseling individualized to each client.  The “benefits”, or food lists, are visible to clients on their phone app immediately upon completion of the phone session.  Access to speak to a Registered Dietician at any time, is available.

 

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening/ Family Planning/ Pediatric Well-Child Services

We provide breast and cervical cancer screening and treatment for low income women with the assistance of the Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program (federally funded public health program).  This Clinic is also able to provide family planning and well-child services to the uninsured, as well as those with private insurance and Medicaid.  All services are confidential.

THE NEW NORMAL: 

Our Clinic continues to embrace the opportunity to educate patients on the benefits of preventive health exams, to counsel regarding health risks, and to provide support for treatments.  Appointments are available in advance or on a same-week-scheduling system. New this year, Clinic staff reach out to patients prior to their scheduled appointments to complete registration and health histories via telephone, in order to reduce the time that clients spend in the building while receiving services.

 

Immunization Program

Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing disease.  Regular vaccination is one way to ward off infection and is effective in preventing health complications in children and adults.  The FCHD follows all guidelines of the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

THE NEW NORMAL:

FCHD continues to provide vaccines of all types and emphasizes vaccination against the flu with dedicated Clinics on- and off-site.  When COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, the Clinic will conduct efficient and safe administration of this vaccine during community-wide and targeted vaccination events.

 

Reportable Disease Activities

Communicable diseases include influenza, food-borne illnesses, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted infections.  Our nurses are expert investigators of disease, health professionals who provide patients with individual counseling on test results and assist with referrals to specialists.  Additionally, Clinic nurses collect data that is communicated to the Kentucky Department of Public Health and the CDC to help monitor the health status of Franklin county.

THE NEW NORMAL: 

COVID-19, or SARS-CoV-2, is a new reportable infection.  Our team of nurses have completed intensive training regarding this virus and the course of illness.  Nurses are trained to administer COVID-19 tests as well as counsel for isolation or quarantine procedures as indicated by test results and contact investigations.  The FCHD contributes to the data that is reported by the Department for Public Health and the CDC.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities, etc.), should contact the Franklin County Health Department.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

The Franklin County Health Department is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.   

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