8. I understand Montgomery County has a local Board of Health Ordinance, which requires that any person who works in a restaurant first attend a Food Handler’s Training program, and get a certification card Where can I get the training and the certification?
Our office is located at 108 E Locust Street at the Montgomery County Health and Civic Center. Next door the UK Ag Extension offices.
Our office is open:
Monday – Thursday 8:00am—4:30pm
Fridays 8:00am—12 noon
Appointments are required. Telephone: 859-498-3808
3. Can I come to the health department if I am sick?(i.e. sore throat, ear infection, stomach ache, etc)
We do not have a physician on site. You need to see your family doctor for acute illnesses.
We do not provide infant and child safety seats to the general public. However, we do provide infant and child safety seats to parents who have been referred to us by the courts after being cited for non-use of car safety seats. If the parent does not have a seat and cannot afford one, our agency may provide them with safety seat free of charge after they have completed a Infant/Child Safety Seat Class.
No, but if the person who has lice has a Medicaid card or K-CHIP insurance, their physician can prescribe treatment and the cost of the prescription is usually covered. Click for more information on head lice . – More Information
6. What is the phone number for the Food Stamp Office, the Employment Office, the Social Insurance Office, the Protection and Permanency Office, etc?
Department for Community Based Services
Family Support : 859-498-5398
Cash assistance, food stamps, and medical assistance
Protection and Permanency: 859-498-6312
Adult services, adoption, childcare, foster care
Social Services: 859-498-6312
Human Resources Cabinet
Employment Services: 859-498-4418
Most clinical services are provided at a flat fee of $4.00 for each procedure/medical service provided. The cost of some clinical services, which are supported by state or federal subsidies, is based on a sliding fee scale that takes into consideration the household income and family size. Some clinical services are provided free of charge to eligible participants. The cost for educational programs varies depending on the particular program. Our agency provides many types of inspections, many of which may also require a permit. See Environmental Fees.
8. I understand Montgomery County has a local Board of Health Ordinance, which requires that any person who works in a restaurant first attend a Food Handler’s Training program, and get a certification card. Where can I get the training and the certification?
Food Handler training is held every Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Montgomery County Health Department on Locust Street. The cost for the training is $15.00. A written test is given after the training. Each person who passes the test is issued a Food Handler’s Certification card that is good for 3 years.
We offer a variety of classes. See our Calendar of Events for more details.
10. I’ve been bitten by an animal. Who do I call to report the bite and to find out if I should get medical treatment?
If the animal has broken the skin, you should immediately contact your family physician or go to your local hospital emergency room. You should also call our office to report the bite. Your call will be referred to one of our Environmental staff that will obtain additional information about the incident and instruct you on what additional steps to take. Our telephone number is 859-498-3808 or 859-498-0719
Many women and some men can have no symptoms to some STD’s, but the STD can be causing permanent damage. If you think you may have an STD or have had risky behavior, you need to be tested. Telephone 859-498-3808 to schedule an appointment.
For information on a variety of health topics see:
The Plumbing Inspector is in the office on Monday and Thursday from 8:00am-9:30am. His telephone number is 859-498-6122.
The health department does a urine pregnancy test that can be done within a few days after your missed menstrual period.
Link to information on each vaccine: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/default.htm
To rent the community room you must contact the Judge Executive’s Office at 859-498-8707.
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