About Us

When you think about the Oldham County Health Department (OCHD), immunizations and exams may come to mind. But did you know that we also inspect the restaurant you ate at last week, the swimming pool you swam at this summer, and perhaps provided your child health information at school? Our purpose is to offer preventative health services for all Oldham County residents of which, many are mandated or regulated by the state and federal government.  Public health programs exist to protect your health and the health of the community. Some of the Health Department’s programs are available at our health clinic, but many others are provided in your neighborhood: in schools, hotels, businesses, in your home and beyond.

Check out this video for a short overview of what we do: Public Health

In the OCHD Clinic, we offer:

  • Vaccines for children and adults to prevent diseases such as measles, polio, pertussis (whooping cough) and the flu
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program to pregnant women and their children to purchase healthy food
  • School health physicals to meet school enrollment requirements and well-child exams to keep kids healthy
  • Screening and education about cancer including pap smears and mammograms for qualified women
  • Education and testing for diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, HIV and sexually transmitted diseases
  • Family Planning which includes all methods of birth control for women and men
  • Prenatal care (when qualified) to ensure healthy babies
  • Investigation and surveillance of reportable disease outbreaks
  • Dental varnishes and education to prevent tooth decay in young children

In your schools we:

  • Inspect all school cafeterias to ensure compliance with the KY Food Code
  • Collaborate to develop policies for improved nutrition and decrease tobacco use
  • Partner to develop and support the school district’s Wellness Goals
  • Support and monitor school Immunization Compliance to prevent contagious disease per state law and Dept of Public Health
  • Provide education and training to ensure licensed Child Care Center’s are healthy and safe
  • Support alcohol, tobacco and drug free schools

In your home we offer:

  • Inspections of new and existing septic systems and mobile home parks
  • Provide education concerning radon and radon test kits
  • Animal bite and rabies investigation
  • HANDS, a home visitation program to support/educate first time moms and dads about child development, starting at pregnancy
  • Education and studies to prevent childhood deaths such as SIDS and accidents

In your neighborhood we provide:

  • Inspections of restaurants and markets for safety and cleanliness in accordance with KY Food Code
  • Inspections of public swimming pools for safety and cleanliness
  • Controlling nuisances like sewage discharge and mosquitoes
  • Assistance, oversight and enforcement during disasters such as ice storms, floods and disease outbreaks
  • Enforcement of the Oldham County ‘Smoke Free’ Ordinance, by consumer complaint
  • Community Health Education at various venues about diabetes, breastfeeding, quitting smoking, HIV prevention and many other topics

In your region and beyond we are:

  • Watching numbers to see if health is changing in our community
  • Bringing groups together to deal with health issues and to look at future health needs of our community such as obesity and nutrition
  • Reporting health information to the Department of Public Health, the community and the media, as needed.

We are open to everyone!  Most of the Health Department’s services are provided at no cost or on a sliding-fee scale. That means you are charged a fee based on your income. Fees are based on state and federal guidelines. You will not be denied services if you can’t pay. Free Health Department classes are open to everyone.

You can visit us Monday and Wednesday 7:30-4:30, Tuesday and Thursday 7:30-6:00, and Friday from 7:30-4pm. We are located at 1786 Commerce Parkway, LaGrange, KY 40031 or you can contact us by phone at 502-222-3516. Don’t forget to walk or bike beautiful Commerce Parkway!