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Serving Madison County, KY
On-line scheduling is not available. Please call our clinics to schedule appointments.
Hours of Operation
Environmental, MEPCO and Administration
Public Health and Environmental Emergencies Only
859-623-7312 option 8
Schedule for the Week of Good Friday
MCHD will be closed on the afternoon of April 3, 2015, in observance of Good Friday.
Schedules for the week of 3/30/15 - 4/3/15
Clinic and Community Health:
MEPCO Home Health, Environmental Services, and Administration:
Kraft Recall of Macaroni and Cheese
What you need to know:
For more details on this recall, read this release from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For other food recalls visit foodsafety.gov/recalls.
Carla G. Baumann Nursing Scholarship Application Now Open
We are currently accepting applications for the Fall '15 scholarships. The deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015. Click here for more information.
The Carla G. Baumann Nursing Scholarship (CGB Scholarship) is open to graduates of the BSN nursing programs at Eastern Kentucky University or Berea College. This scholarship recognizes high achieving nurses who aspire to further their education in a post-licensure program. Madison County Health Department will award two scholarships of $1,000 annually to qualified applicants.
Community Health Assessment Meeting RESCHEDULED
first Community Health Assessment session has been rescheduled for
Fight the Flu!
Flu season is upon us. In Madison County, many people are experiencing flu-like symptoms, and many positive rapid flu tests are being reported by local clinics and doctors offices. Forty-six states, including Kentucky, are reporting widespread flu activity.
If you haven't gotten your flu shot, it is not too late! It will still offer some protection. Although a drifted variant of influenza A, H3N2, that is not in the vaccine is causing much of the illness this year, getting the flu shot can reduce the flu's severity if you do catch it. Anyone who is at risk of complications from the flu should seek treatment if flu-like symptoms develop and consider antiviral medications such as Tamiflu or Relenza.
MCHD monitors influenza activity in our community each flu season. For more information about the current 2014 influenza season, click here.
You can call our health clinics at 859-623-7312 (Richmond) or 859-986-1192 (Berea) for more information or to schedule an appointment. You can also visit the CDC's seasonal influenza site for more info.
Freedom From Smoking® Online, or FFS Online, is a program specifically designed for adults who want to quit smoking. It’s an adaptation of the American Lung Association’s gold standard, group clinic that has helped thousands of smokers to quit for good.
FFS Online does not begin with quitting. The program takes you through several lessons first, ensuring that solid information about preparing to quit is given before Quit Day. Go ahead and progress through the lessons and modules until you complete the entire program. The beauty of FFS Online is that it can be accessed day or night, seven days a week, on any schedule you choose.
Register Online for Food Manager Classes
Registration for our Food Manager certification classes is now available online. Register and pay through Paypal with your Paypal account or a credit card. Madison County Health Regulation 400:200 requires that all food service establishments in Madison County be operated by a certified food service manager. At least one (1) certified food service manager must be on duty during all hours of operation. Restaurants and other food service establishments may certify as many managers as they need to meet that requirement.
Staying in Shape Has Never Been Easier!
Health experts recommend 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity (like brisk walking, yard work, casually biking) or 75 minutes of vigorous activity (like running, swimming laps, jumping rope) per week.
If you are looking for ways to get more exercise in your week, Madison County has some great options for exercise and family activities.
Check out our updated 2014 Physical Activity Guide.
Kynect Assistance in Clinics
Our Kentucky River Foothills partners will be available in the Richmond clinic on Mondays from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM and in the Berea clinic on Thursdays from 1:00PM to 4:00 PM to sign people up for health insurance through Kynect, the state’s health insurance exchange.
Did You Know?
Information provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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