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Madison County Health Department

To protect, promote and improve the health of our community

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Serving Madison County, KY


On-line scheduling is NOT available. Please call our clinics to schedule appointments.

Hours of Operation

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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Phone Number for Local Information

The Madison County Health Department has established a COVID-19 call number for local questions regarding the local situation. The number is (859) 544-6550 and it will be staffed from 8:00AM - 4:30PM, Monday-Friday.

The state hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling (800) 722-5725.

To report a non-compliant business or meeting, call (833) 597-2337.

To report suspected price gouging, call the State Attorney General at (888) 432-9257.


Kentucky River Foothills Offers Assistance Programs

Our partners at Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc. have a variety of programs to help people negotiate the assorted assistance programs available.

Click here for a detailed list of programs and contact information.

Latest News Release

(3/25/2020) The Madison County Health Department has established a phone number for its local Information Line: (859) 544-6550. The Information Line will be operational Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This phone line provides general and local information and does not take the place of the KY COVID-19 Hotline (1-800-722-5725) which operates 24/7.

COVID-19 Health tips:
During challenging times such as with the current Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, it is important to remember to practice good mental health. Follow these tips to maintain good mental health and reduce anxiety. Please seek professional help if needed.

• Stay informed with reliable sources (,, and @GovAndyBeshear &
• Take a break from social media and news
• Preserve a daily routine as much as possible.
• Maintain a healthy diet, engage in regular exercise, and get enough sleep
• Take advantage of outdoor activities while still maintaining social distancing
• Do not isolate, connect through appropriate social distancing or virtual opportunities
Know the Facts and Stop Rumors
• Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity. Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 can cause people to avoid or reject others even though they are not at risk for spreading the virus.
• Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people. For up-to-date information, visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease 2019 web page. (

Other information:
The Madison County Health Department does not perform testing for COVID-19 Virus. If you have questions or concerns about testing, please call your primary care physician or urgent treatment center.

The following phone number and links are trusted sources of information. Public hotline in Kentucky: KY COVID-19 hotline: 1-800-722-5725 (24/7) and website: and

Click here for the full news release.

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

Helping Families Cope With the COVID-19

Click here for the latest information from Kentucky Department of Public Health.

Click here for the latest information updates from the CDC.

The Division of Maternal and Child Health
wants to hear from you!

We are nearing the end of the 2020 Maternal and Child Health Needs Assessment and need your help to determine what concerns or issues you believe are impacting mothers, babies and children in your area of Kentucky.  This survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete and all responses are anonymous. This is your opportunity to be heard and help guide future maternal and child health initiatives.

We ask for you to:

Community Health Improvement Plan Meetings

The foundation is set.  Now the building begins.
Take part in setting the priorities for Madison County’s future health and safety.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, both meetings have been postponed until further notice.

Click here for more information and to register.

New Car Seat Inspection Sites

Car seats are one of the best ways to protect your child in an automobile, but only if they are installed and used correctly. In Madison County, we are fortunate to have several organizations that have trained car seat installers who will help you install and use your car seat. Their services are free.

Click here for a list of installers and tips on using your car seat.

Harm Reduction/Syringe Exchange Program

Richmond: Tuesdays, 3-7PM, 214 Boggs Lane
Berea: Thursdays, 1-5PM, 1001 Ace Drive (off of Rash Road)

The Madison County Health Department operates a Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) to reduce the spread of blood borne diseases such as Hepatitis C and HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID) by providing a scientifically proven public health service that adopts and utilizes the best practices established for harm reduction in this population. Its goals include:

  • Address the spread of blood borne diseases among PWID through best practices in harm reduction.
  • Reduce the amount of used syringes disposed of in the community.
  • Act as an access point for individuals to obtain referrals and information on drug treatment and rehabilitation, health service, insurance enrollment, counseling, and other social services that may be available.
  • Safeguard all participants and assure that PWIDs are treated with respect and without stigma.
  • Assure that all issues that require a referral for services are addressed in a systematic and confidential manner.

Services at the SEP include:

  • Clean injection equipment.
  • Hepatitis C, HIV, STD and pregnancy testing available at MCHD clinic locations and/or if operating in a mobile unit, rapid HIV testing with referrals for other testing as needed if space permits.
  • Hepatitis A vaccination is available at the SEP site. Referral for other immunizations, including the annual influenza vaccine, that are available at MCHD clinic locations. 
  • Education regarding Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS transmission, risk reduction, sexually transmitted diseases, condoms, and safe sex information.
  • Proper syringe disposal, including the expectation that participants will return used needles to the SEP for proper disposal.  
  • A strict one-for-one exchange model will be employed that provides SEP participants with the same number of sterile syringes that the participant brings in for disposal. For example, if the participant disposes of 14 used syringes at the MCHRSEP, then she/he receives 14 new, sterile syringes in return.
  • Referrals for those who request health services or treatment services.
  • Free Narcan with training (when available).


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!

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