Health Center Services

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC saves lives and improves the health of nutritionally at-risk women, infants and children. The results of studies conducted by FNS and other non-government entities prove that WIC is one of the nation’s most successful and cost-effective nutrition intervention programs. Since its beginning in 1974, the WIC program has earned the reputation of being one of the most successful federally-funded nutrition programs in the United States. Collective findings of studies, reviews and reports demonstrate that the WIC program is cost effective in protecting or improving the health/nutritional status of low-income women, infants and children. 

To be eligible for the WIC program, applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Categorical
  • Residential
  • Income
  • Nutrition Risk (View details about WIC’s eligibility requirements.)

WIC Breast Feeding Peer Counseling Program

When you’re pregnant or a new mom, it helps to talk to other moms who know what you’re going through. That’s the idea behind WIC peer counselors. They’re moms in your community who breastfed their own babies. They will give information and support to moms like you.



WIC peer counselors give basic breastfeeding information and support like this to other moms:

  • Tips for how to breastfeed comfortably, even in public.
  • Ways you can stay close to your baby through breastfeeding after you return to work or school.
  • Ideas for getting support from your family and friends.
  • Ways to get a good start with breastfeeding.
  • Tips for making plenty of breast milk for your baby.
  • Help with breastfeeding concerns.

Contact one of our health centers to learn more today!

Well Child Examination

Children of all ages need complete health check-ups on a regular basis to promote better health for their future. With scheduled check-ups, minor health problems in children can be caught before they become serious. Physical, mental or developmental problems can also be found and treated early. Immunizations can be given at routine check-ups to prevent childhood diseases such as chickenpox, mumps, or measles.

Areas of health care that are checked during exams are:

  • Medical history and physical exam
  • Vision and hearing
  • Immunization status
  • Nutrition
  • Age appropriate health education for parents
  • Lab testing including blood lead level

Children should get health check-ups regularly at the recommend screening intervals. School physicals are available at the Health Department.

Fluoride Varnishing

The Kentucky Oral Health Program (KOHP) has a long, proud history with the Kentucky Department for Public Health. In 1928, Kentucky became​ the third state in the nation with a public dental health program. The KOHP offers a variety of programs and services to help the citizens of Kentucky achieve optimal oral health for a lifetime of smiles. These programs and services include, but are not limited to, fluoride supplements, fluoride varnishes and hygiene services. 

Fluoride varnishes primarily are applied to prevent tooth decay among pediatric patients at a high risk. The KOHP provides funding for fluoride varnish programs in local health departments and offers training to local health department nurses in the areas of oral health screening and fluoride varnish application. Individuals who benefit most from this program include children ages 0 – 5 years with a family history of decay, low levels of fluoride in their drinking water or limited access to dental care.


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364 Oddville Avenue
Cynthiana, KY 41031
866-75-WEDCO (93326)

Clinic Fax: 859-234-0393

Business Hours:

Monday-Friday - 8:00am - 4:30pm

CLOSED for LUNCH 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Nicholas County Health Center

2320 Concrete Road
Carlisle, KY 40311
866-75-WEDCO (93326)
Clinic Fax: 859-289-2203

Business Hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:00am - 4:30pm

CLOSED for LUNCH 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Scott County Health Center

300 East Washington Street
Georgetown, KY 40324
866-75-WEDCO (93326)
Clinic Fax: 502-863-3986

Business Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

CLOSED for LUNCH 12:00pm - 1:00pm