Boyle County Health Department Services & Events

March 29, 2020-As many KY counties are now reporting multiple cases, we have another Boyle County resident who tested positive through a commercial lab for COVID-19 via Ephraim McDowell.

Boyle County Health Department’s (BCHD) Epidemiology Team has begun to track individuals who have been in close contact with this new case and are at risk of infection. Those individuals will be instructed on proper quarantine measures and monitored to safeguard their own and the public’s health. Individuals not contacted by BCHD are considered as having no more risk than the general public at this time.

As the testing capabilities have increased, we expect to see multiple cases reported. Continue to practice: social distancing, wash hands, no public gatherings and keep your hands off your face! Our earlier post today asked people to only have one person go into stores instead of the whole family. Please- heed this now!

Please see the KYCOVID-19 website and boylecountyhealthdept.com for updated details.

March 28, 2020-The Boyle County Health Department (BCHD) has been notified that a Boyle County resident tested positive through a commercial lab for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) via Ephraim McDowell. This is Boyle County’s first reported case. This person is an Ephraim McDowell Health Associate and is currently hospitalized. 

BCHD’s Epidemiology Team in conjunction with Ephraim McDowell Health has begun to track individuals who have had close contact with this new case and are at risk of infection. Those individuals will be instructed on proper quarantine measures and monitored to safeguard their own and the public’s health. Individuals not contacted by BCHD are considered as having no more risk than the general public at this time.

This notice is intended to create more caution within our community instead of additional anxiety because reports indicate 80 percent of people infected will develop only mild symptoms. However, specific populations including adults over 60 and people with serious health conditions (i.e., diabetes, lung and heart disease) are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. Individuals of these populations plus their loved ones or caretakers, must make special efforts to adhere to the preventive measures outlined below.

-Wash your hands often with soap/water, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing.

-Avoid close contact with someone who is sick.

-Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

-Stay home when sick.

-Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Guidance on when to seek care includes:

-Stay home – If you are worried, but well, please stay home. Going to a hospital or doctor’s office for information could overwhelm medical staff.

-Call for advice – If you are ill, but wouldn’t have sought care if not for worry about COVID-19, do not seek care at an ER, hospital or doctor’s office. If you want advice on whether your symptoms require a visit to a healthcare provider, call your local healthcare provider or the Kentucky state hotline.

-Seek care – If you are sick and feel you have a medical emergency, please call your doctor or seek medical care. Be sure to inform medical staff of your symptoms in advance.

Please see the KYCOVID-19 website and boylecountyhealthdept.com for updated details.

Available Clinical Services 


Kentucky Department for Public Health Amended Immunization Regulations

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Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and the Vaccines that Prevent Them

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Vaccines that Prevent Them


Federal Resources for Rural Communities to Help Address Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse


Health Department Closings and Schedule Changes


Kentucky Healthcare Connection

Homepage for Kentucky Health Benefits Exchange

http://kynect.ky.gov/

Information Sheet

https://kyhbe.ky.gov/Anonymous/OpenFile?option=HKHBE


Blood Pressure Screenings Available

Free screenings and counseling offered at the Boyle County Health Department. Call at 8:00 a.m. for an appointment. Walk in appointments will be accepted but appointments are preferred.


Adult Vaccines Available 

Tdap vaccine for adults with or without insurance for $5.00.


Boyle County Health Department in the Community

WIC Farmers Market

The Boyle County Health Department hosted a farmers market this summer which allowed WIC participants to double their food vouchers. We had fun informing the community about our services. It was great seeing different organizations in Boyle County partner up to make our farmers’ market a success. Pictured above is our intern Alexis Kerbaugh.

HANDS Program

Pictured above is Amy Miller, Jennifer Larson, and Barb Bright attending the HANDS Academy this summer.

Hours of Operation

Monday: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Contact Us

Call: (859)-236-2053

Fax: (859)-236-2863

For Medical Emergencies Call: 911

For Health Department Emergencies Call: (859)-583-6123

 

448 South Third Street

P.O. Box 398

Danville, Ky 40423