NEW! Environmental Health moving to new site Nov. 17, Public Health Clinic relocating in mid-December
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will soon have all its public health services under one roof. Starting Nov. 17, the Environmental Health office will be at the main LFCHD headquarters at 650 Newtown Pike. (Please note that the state plumbing inspectors, plumbing plan review and onsite septic system permits can be obtained 8-9:30 a.m. starting Nov. 17 at 808 Newtown Circle).
On Dec. 17, the Public Health Clinic will transfer to the first floor of 650 Newtown Pike. The clinic is not a primary care medical clinic but instead provides services such as STD/HIV testing and counseling, TB skin tests, family planning, WIC services, rabies testing and immunizations for children who qualify. Services are provided by appointments by calling (859) 288-2483. The Public Health Clinic will be closed Dec. 10-16 for the move.
To read the full news release about the upcoming relocations, click here.
NEW! HealthFirst Bluegrass moving medical services from 650 Newtown Pike to 2 new sites!
HealthFirst Bluegrass has moved its medical clinic out of 650 Newtown Pike and into two new sites: 1640 #1 Bryan Station Road and 1736 Alexandria Drive. Appointments at both sites can be made by calling 859-288-2425. HealthFirst Bluegrass will continue providing dental services at 650 Newtown Pike. Fore more information on HealthFirst Bluegrass and the relocation, please click here. We wish HealthFirst Bluegrass and its dedicated staff the best as they transition to these new sites and continue providing high-quality medical care to Lexington!
NEW! LFCHD one of first in country to receive national accreditation
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program began in 2013 to improve consistency and quality among more than 3,000 state and local public health departments. LFCHD is one of a select group of five Kentucky health departments and 44 across the nation to be accredited to date.
”Achieving accreditation indicates that the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is dedicated to improving and protecting the health of the community by striving to continuously improve the quality of the services it delivers,” said PHAB Board of Directors Chair Carol Moehrle, MD. ”Accreditation also promotes consistency in meeting standards. With an ever-increasing number of health departments now applying for and becoming accredited, you will be able to expect to receive the same quality of public health services wherever you go in the United States.”
“Lexington can be proud of our health department, and our health department is proud of Lexington,” said Dr. Rice Leach, Lexington’s commissioner of health. “We have been helping Lexington be well since 1904 and are among the first in the country to receive this national accreditation. This would not have happened without significant help from many other agencies, the University of Kentucky, the business community and several individuals.
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