Clinic Services

We offer a wide variety of clinical services designed to provide the best preventive care possible for our clients. From children’s vaccinations to women’s cancer screenings, the nurses in our clinic ensure you get the standard of care that you deserve.

CONTACT: Shirley DeLong, RN, shirleya.delong@ky.gov

Breastfeeding Services

Breastfeeding is the best way to both nourish and nurture your baby.

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Children's Health

Well Child Exams and Immunizations

We vaccinate to protect our future

It is always better to prevent a disease than to treat it after it occurs. Diseases that used to be common in this country and around the world, including polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), mumps, tetanus, rotavirus and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) can now be prevented by vaccination. Thanks to a vaccine, one of the most terrible diseases in history – smallpox – no longer exists outside the laboratory.

We don’t vaccinate just to protect our children. We also vaccinate to protect our grandchildren and their grandchildren. With one disease, smallpox, we “stopped the leak” in the boat by eradicating the disease. Our children don’t have to get smallpox shots any more because the disease no longer exists. If we keep vaccinating now, parents in the future may be able to trust that diseases like polio and meningitis won’t infect, cripple, or kill children. Vaccinations are one of the best ways to put an end to the serious effects of certain diseases.

Immunization Schedules (PDFs):

BIRTH THROUGH AGE 6
7 – 18 YEARS
ADULTS BY AGE AND MEDICAL CONDITION

Communicable Disease Control

Dental/Oral Health

Kentucky began its fluoride supplement program in 1978. This program primarily serves children 6 months to 6 years old whose home water supply is low in fluoride. Providers are county health departments and private dentists and physicians.

The provider assesses the drinking water supply. If it is not from a known fluoridated water source (e.g. city water), a water sample kit is issued to the family. A sample is sent to the state laboratory for analysis. If the water is low in fluoride, supplementation may be required. Dosage is based on the level of fluoride in the water and the child’s age in accordance with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.

The supplements come in the form of drops and tablets. Drops are issued to children between 6 months and 3 years of age while tablets are given to children 3 and older. Providers receive supplements and testing supplies free of charge. There is no cost to families to participate in this program.

FLUORIDE VARNISH PROGRAM

Family Planning

Clients are counseled regarding their choices for birth control. They receive an annual examination by our APRN including a pap test, pelvic exam and clinical breast exam. Pregnancy testing also is provided.

BIRTH CONTROL METHODS

Grief Counseling/Child Fatality Review Board

Grief Counseling Services are offered through local health department counselors to any parent or family member who has experienced an infant/child loss (birth through 17 years of age) as the result of stillbirth, miscarriage, or infant/child death.

CHILD FATALITY REVIEW AND INJURY PREVENTION

HANDS

HEALTH ACCESS NURTURING DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
HANDS is a voluntary program for expectant, first-time and previous parents. Families begin by meeting with a HANDS Parent Visitor who will discuss any questions or concerns about pregnancy or a baby’s first years. Based on this discussion, all families will receive information and learn about resources available in the community for new parents. Some families will receive further support through home visitation.

WHY PARTICIPATE IN HANDS?
Parents are the most important people in a baby’s life. Parents are the first and most important teachers a child will ever have. Parenting is a very demanding job and all parents have worries, questions and stress. HANDS is here to help.

WHEN DO SERVICES BEGIN? HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Call (606) 638-0354 to schedule an appointment.

LOCAL SUPPORT INFO:
Family Support
387 Bulldog Lane
Louisa, KY 41230
(606) 638-4526
Housing Authority
200 Gene Wilson Blvd.
Louisa, KY 41230
(606) 638-9414

WIC

If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child younger than 5 years of age, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) could help you. WIC provides nutrition education and services, breastfeeding promotion and education, nutritious foods and access to maternal, prenatal and pediatric healthcare services.

HOW TO APPLY / WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
CONTACT: Ashley Wilks, RN, ashleye.wilks@ky.gov

WIC STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax:
(202) 690-7442; or
(3) email:
program.intake@usda.gov
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Women’s Cancer Screenings

The Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program provides breast and cervical screening and follow-up services.

KENTUCKY WOMEN’S CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM