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Mon, 8AM-6PM
Tues-Thurs, 8AM-4:30PM
Fri, 8AM-12PM

Mon, 8AM-6PM
Tues, 9:30AM-6PM
Wed-Thurs, 8AM-4:30PM
Fri, 8AM-12PM

Environmental, MEPCO and Administration
Mon-Fri 8AM-4:30PM

After Hours

Public Health and Environmental Emergencies Only

859-623-7312 option 8

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Revised Substance Abuse Resource Guide

The Madison County Substance Abuse Resource Guide has been revised with updated information. The latest version is available for download now. We will have printed versions of the update available in the near future.

Health Department Investigating Hepatitis A Case in a Food Handler

Contact: Jim Thacker PIO 859-626-4259
April 12, 2018. Richmond/Berea, KY.

The Madison County Health Department is investigating a single case of hepatitis A in a food handler who worked while infectious at McDonalds restaurant on Glades Road in Berea, KY on March 23, 2018. Hepatitis A is caused by a virus that is passed person to person through fecal-oral contact. The risk to patrons who ate at McDonalds is very low. However, individuals who ate there on March 23rd, should watch for signs and symptoms of hepatitis A from April 7th to May 12th.

It should be noted that McDonalds is fully cooperating with local and state health officials to investigate this case and to ensure the health and safety of its employees and patrons. It should also be noted that this McDonalds received a score of 100% on their most recent health department inspection in February.

Hepatitis A can be spread when: an infected person does not wash his or her hands properly after going to the bathroom and then touches objects or food; a caregiver does not properly wash his or her hands after changing diapers or cleaning up the stool of an infected person; someone engages in certain sexual activities. Hepatitis A can also be spread through food or water through an ill food handler or by using contaminated items.

Symptoms of infection usually appear 15 to 50 days after exposure and can include: fever, jaundice, grey-colored stools, dark urine, abdominal pain, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea and joint pain. Some people, especially children, may have no symptoms. This is why proper handwashing is critical. Symptoms usually resolve in 2 months but can last as long as 6 months. There is no treatment for Hepatitis A and some people require hospitalization. If you have these symptoms you should contact your primary care provider for testing.

Hepatitis A can be prevented by receiving the Hepatitis A vaccination. This vaccination is available to anyone 12 months of age or older and is given in two doses six months apart. Everyone is also reminded that handwashing is the best way to prevent infection. Handwashing should be emphasized especially after using the bathroom, changing a diaper or preparing and eating food.

Any parent who is concerned about their child’s immunization status may go to the Madison County School Systems Infinite Campus portal to review their child’s immunization record. Hepatitis A vaccines have been recommended, but not required, for several years and many children have received the vaccine. However, as of July 1, 2018 it is now a requirement for all children over the age of 12 months. Further information on Hepatitis A and prevention of infection can be found at or Information for food service employers or employees can be found at

WIC Shopper App Available

WICShopper simplifies WIC. WICShopper provides tools that will make WIC easy for you to use. Get more information and find out how to install it on your iPhone or Android here. Once you have registered your card, your current benefits will automatically download to the app. Scan products as you shop to verify WIC eligibility. The app will tell you if it is WIC eligible. If your benefits have been downloaded, the app will tell you if the item is eligible for YOU with your remaining benefits.

New Hepatitis A Immunization Requirements Take Effect July 1st

Children must be vaccinated before 2018-2019 school year begins

In 2017 the Kentucky Department for Public Health amended its school immunization regulations to include mandatory vaccination for Hepatitis A for all children prior to attending school. (902 KAR 2:060) The Hepatitis A vaccine is given in two doses and the regulation takes effect July 1, 2018. All students must have at least one dose of the vaccine before they can attend school. A Provisional Certificate of Immunization Status can be given after one dose, but to stay enrolled the student must get the second immunization.

Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is usually transmitted person-to-person through the fecal-oral route or consumption of contaminated food or water. Immunization is required for students in grades K-12, daycare centers, and preschool programs. Students should have their first shot by mid-February in order to complete the two-shot series before the start of the new school year, but the provisional certificate is available and students may attend school after one dose.

Again, these new regulations apply to children attending child daycare centers, certified family childcare homes, preschool programs, and public and private primary and secondary schools, and require students to have current immunization certificates on file. Vaccinations are recommended for children ranging from 12 months to 18 years-old.

If parents are uncertain whether their child is up-to-date on Hepatitis A or any other required immunizations, they can contact their health care provider, the Madison County Health Department or go online with the Madison County School’s Infinite Campus parent portal to check their child’s immunization record.

Parents are encouraged to check the status of all required immunizations annually before the start of a new school year.

If you have further questions, please contact Madison County Health Department PIO Jim Thacker at: (859) 626-4259.

Madison County Community Health Improvement Plan (MC-CHIP)
2017 Update

The Madison County Health Department has released the latest update of the Community Health Improvement Plan.

If you have any questions, contact Lloyd Jordison at


If you come to the Madison County Health Department's Richmond Clinic, you might see the staff wearing a new button. We've started a new CARE (Cardiovascular Assessment, Risk reduction and Education) program.

Nurses will check your blood pressure anytime. It is a quick visit, no appointment needed and it is a FREE service.

Come learn about your blood pressure - it’s for your health!

Booster seatFREE car seat CHECK and INSTALL

Seventy-three percent of all car seats are misused- meaning they are either not installed properly or the child is not in the correct seat. Let us help you protect your family. MCHD offers FREE car seat CHECKS in both Richmond and Berea. Call 228-2044 today for an appointment!

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Baptist Health Hospital, Richmond
Every Wednesday
March 15 - May 3
6:00 - 7:30PM

Call 228-2044 to register.

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