The Wedco District Health Department offers General Preventive Health Clinics in each of our three counties within our district area. Those counties include Harrison, Nicholas, and Scott. Preventive Health visits can detect minor health problems before they become serious.
Our General Preventive Health Clinics provide a large array of services to offer our patients assessments and screenings as well as education in order to help them take a proactive approach toward monitoring and developing their health status. Some of these services include well child exams, fluoride varnishing, family planning (birth control), prenatal care (not offered in all counties), WIC (Women, Infants & Children food program), medical nutrition therapy, tuberculosis screenings, HIV and STD screenings, diabetes screening and counseling, immunizations, breast and cervical cancer screenings as well as much more.
These services are provided by trained medical providers such as Physicians, ARNPs, RNs, LPNs, Registered Dieticians, Certified Nutritionist, etc. These providers adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Department of Public Health’s Public Health Practice Reference ensuring your care is provided at the highest possible professional standard.
Many of our services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and other insurances. In the case you are uninsured* or your insurance doesn’t pay for the service, the majority of our services are offered on a Sliding Fee Scale basis. This means your charge for the service will be in relation to your income versus the Federal Poverty Guidelines. For example, if your income level is 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines then your charge would be 100% of the stated charge. If your income level is 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines then you would not have a charge for the service. Some services such as childhood immunizations and communicable disease screenings would be offered at a minimal nominal charge set by the Department of Public Health.
Contact your local health department today to schedule an appointment if you are in need of any of these valuable preventive health services.
*Kentucky residents aged 19 to 64 who do not have insurance can call 1-866-284-5808 to learn how to purchase a health insurance plan, learn how they might qualify for a government program, or receive health care free-of-charge from Health Kentucky participating providers.
Kentucky Department for Public Health