WEDCO District Health Department & Home Health Agency  

Serving Harrison, Nicholas, Scott, and Bourbon County Home Health 

Health Center Services

BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING

 

You may be eligible for low cost breast and cervical cancer screening through the KWCSP if you meet the following requirements: 21-64 years of age, household income less than 250% of the current annual federal poverty guideline, and have no third party payer source (no Medicare, no Medicaid and no private health insurance).

 

Services you may receive include: History and physical exam, including breast and pelvic exams; Pap testing, if indicated; referral for Mammography, if indicated; counseling; STD testing, if indicated; referral for  abnormal findings; follow-up  and tracking of all abnormal  findings.

 

Early diagnosis of breast and cervical cancer reduces the risk of death by offering a woman more treatment options.

 

Services are based on household size and income on a sliding fee scale. Some funds are available through the Kentucky Women's Cancer Screening Program for follow-up of abnormal test   results.

 

Click here for more information on how to contact your local county health center. They can provide you with additional information.

 

KY CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM

 

BREASTFEEDING  PEER COUNSELORS

 

Breastfeeding Peer Counselors provide mother to mother breastfeeding support and basic breastfeeding education to WIC Program mothers who are pregnant or breastfeeding. This support includes one-on­ one counseling, information and round the clock guidance for new   mothers.

 

Our goal is to have healthier babies by increasing the length of time babies are breastfed. This service is provided to eligible mothers at no cost.

Click here for more information on how to contact your local county health center. They can provide you with additional information.

 

FAMILY PLANNING  PROGRAM

 

Family Planning Services are offered to all women, regardless of income and without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, handicapping condition, age, sex,durational residency, number of pregnancies or marital status.

 

Family Planning gives you the opportunity to decide when you are ready to have children. It gives you an opportunity to be healthier before and during pregnancy and you do not have to worry about unwanted pregnancies. It also gives you the opportunity to make your own decisions about birth control.

 

Family Planning services may include: history and physical exam; preconception counseling; pregnancy testing, provision of birth control methods, including sterilization and emergency contraception; pap smear and STD testing.

 

Service fees are based on household size and income on a sliding fee scale. Priority will be given to persons from low-income families or whose total annual income does not exceed 100 percent of the most recent federal income Poverty Guidelines. Minors (under 18 years of age) who wish to receive services on a confidential basis shall be considered on the basis of their own resources.

 

Click here for more information on how to contact your local county health center. They can provide you with additional information or an appointment .

 

You may also find additional information at the following site:

 

Pregnancy and Family Planning
 
IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM

 

Immunizations are available to both children and adults at the local county health center. Immunizations prevent the spread of diseases like diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough, Hepatitis, HIB, etc.

 

VACCINES AVAILABLE TO CHILDREN:

 

DTAP, IPV, HIB, MMR, VARICELLA, ROTAVIRUS, HEPATITIS B, HEPATITIS A, HPV, PNEUMOCOCCAL, MENIGOCOCCAL, SEASONAL FLU

 

VACCINES AVAILABLE TO ADULTS:

 

TDAP, HEPATITIS B, HEPATITIS A, PNEUMOCOCCAL, SEASONAL FLU

 

Vaccines are available to children at a minimal cost. We accept Medicaid, Medicaid MCO's and Humana Insurance.

 

Vaccines are available to adults on a fixed full charge, based on the cost of the vaccine.  We accept Medicaid, Medicaid MCO's and Humana Insurance. We only accept Medicare for the Seasonal Flu.

 

Click here for more information on how to contact your local county health center. They can provide you with additional information.

 

Additional information can be found at the following sites:

 

VACCINE INFORMATION STATEMENTS (VIS)

IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULES

 

KIDS SMILE: FLUORIDE VARNISH PROGRAM

 

Fluoride Varnish is available to all children from infant through age 5 years. Fluoride Varnish will help prevent tooth decay in pediatric patients.

 

The local county health center nurse will apply fluoride varnish to the primary teeth of the eligible children. The nurse will provide referrals as needed for the child and oral health education messages to the parents or guardians of children participating in the program.

 

Fluoride Varnish is provided at no cost of the patient.

 

Click here for more information on how to contact your local county health center. They can provide you with additional information.
 

PRENATAL PROGRAM

 

Access to prenatal care leads to better birth outcomes for our children.

 

To be eligible for the prenatal program, a woman must have an income at or below 185% Federal Poverty Level and have no other source of pay. A Medicaid Denial Letter/Declination Form must be on file at the local county health center at the time the woman is put on the program. Proof of income will be required. Women at or below 185% Federal Poverty Level will not be assessed a charge for Prenatal Services.

 

Prenatal services will include referral to an OB/GYN for prenatal care. This care may include regular visits to the physician for prenatal care; lab work; ultrasounds; medication; non-stress tests; and delivery.  Hospital charges will not be covered.

 

Click here for more information on how to contact your local county health center. They can provide you with additional information.

 

You may also find additional information at the following site:

 

KY Public Health Prenatal Program
Federal Poverty Level Guideline
 

SCHOOL PHYSICALS

 

School physicals are required for first time school entry (preschool, kindergarten or if you are new to the state) and again at 6th grade entry.

 

School physicals consist of the following: History and physical exam; referral for any abnormal findings, age appropriate anticipatory guidance; review/update of immunizations, as needed.

 

Fees for this service are based on household size and income on a sliding fee scale. We accept Medicaid, Medicaid MCOs, and Humana Insurance.

 

Click here for more information on how to contact your local county health center. They can provide you with additional information.

 

You may also find additional information at the following site:

 

Immunization Schedule

Maternal and Child Health Homepage

 

WELL CHILD AND EPSDT EXAMS

 

Early childhood screenings help children live longer, healthier lives. Well Child Exams/EPSDT Exams usually start at 2 months of age, continue at 4 and 6 months, 9 months and then 1year. The exam continues at 15 and 18   months, again at age 2 and yearly after that, until age 21.

 

Well Child and EPSDT Exams may include: history and physical exam, referral for any abnormal findings, age appropriate anticipatory guidance, review/update of immunizations, as needed; and school physicals, if needed.

 

Fees for these services are based on household size and income on a sliding fee scale. We accept Medicaid, Medicaid MCOs, and Humana Insurance.

 

Click here for more information on how to contact your local county health center. They can provide you with additional information.

 

You may also find additional information at the following site:

 

Immunization Schedule
Maternal and  Child  Health  Homepage
 

WIC NUTRITIONAL PROGRAM

 

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding or post-partum women; and infants and children up to age 5 years.

 

To qualify you must have a household income at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level. You may qualify even if you have income. You may qualify if you have a medical card, KTAP or food stamps or have a pregnant woman or infant in the family who receives Medicaid or KTAP. You must be a resident of Kentucky.

 

To apply for the WIC Program, you must bring the following items to your appointment:

 

Proof of identity, such as a driver's license, birth certificate, social security card, shot record or current medical card; proof of residence, such as current mail with your address, bank statement, lease agreement, mortgage agreement or current medical card; proof of household income, such as pay stubs, W-2 forms or current medical card.

 

If you qualify for the WIC Program you or your child(ren) may receive the following at no cost to you:

 

Milk and cheese; Vitamin C rich foods; iron rich cereal; eggs; dried beans or peanut butter; fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains (bread, rice tortillas, etc) and a baby may receive infant formula, jars of baby food and infant cereal.

 

Click here for more information on how to contact your local county health center. They can provide you with additional information.

 

You  may also find additional  information at the following site:

 

Kentucky Department for Public Health Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

 

Federal Poverty Level Guideline
 
CONFIDENTIALITY

All medical records are the property of the WEDCO District Health Department. No other agency will have access to these records without your written consent. We protect the privacy of your child’s health information by:
• limiting how we use and disclose health information.
• providing physical safeguards including secure offices and storage facilities, electronic protections, and procedures.
• training employees about privacy policies and procedures. 


A full copy of our privacy policy can be downloaded here.