NEW! 2014 Public Health Heroes Award winners selected
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Board of Health has selected the Rev. Willis Polk & the Imani Family Life Center, and Baby Health Service as the 2014 Public Health Heroes. The award is given annually to individuals who have demonstrated their dedication to improving the health of Lexington residents. The awards are given each April as part of National Public Health Week (April 7-13).
Polk and Baby Health Service will be recognized at the April 14 Board of Health meeting held at 5:45 p.m. at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, 650 Newtown Pike, and at the April 24 Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council meeting.
Read more about the winners by clicking here.
NEW! 2013 Annual Report now available
Please take a moment to review our latest Annual Report, now available online. Pay special attention to our Milestones & Achievements and Testimonials pages for quick glances at how all of our programs work together to bring public health to the community.
Click here to view the report, or on the image to the left (please be patient for download to proceed due to the large file size).
NEW! Annual Low-cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic to be held
at Douglass Park May 8
Lexington’s traditional low-cost rabies vaccination clinic, a special one-day opportunity for pet owners to get a $3 rabies vaccination for their pets, will be held at a new location this spring.
Thanks to the help of the Lexington Division of Parks & Recreation, the Lexington Humane Society and Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control, our annual Rabies Vaccination Clinic will be held 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Douglass Park, 726 Georgetown St. In addition to $3 rabies shots, animal licenses will also be available and will cost $8 with proof of spay or neuter, or $40 without proof. All cats must be in a carrier, and all dogs must be on leashes. In the event of inclement weather, the clinic date is subject to change. You can stay updated on the event by finding us at facebook.com/LFCHD or on Twitter @LFCHD.
State law requires that all dogs, cats and ferrets maintain a current rabies vaccination. The health department gave 593 rabies shots during the May 2013 clinic. The LFCHD Rabies Control Program received 783 animal bite reports last year.
NEW! April classes to help you lose weight/maintain weight-loss, eat healthy, provide breastfeeding support, manage diabetes & more
Breastfeeding Moms Club: Our breastfeeding support services staff have added an exciting, new (and free) program to its roster of classes. Join other breastfeeding moms with babies 6 months or younger to talk about the joys and challenges of breastfeeding: how to satisfy your baby, making enough milk, keeping things comfortable and going back to work or school. For more information, call the Breastfeeding Warm Line at (859) 288-2348. You can view upcoming class dates here.
Diabetes Health Chats: FREE monthly support groups held at five different locations in Lexington. Learn more here.
Breastfeeding Basics: FREE class for expecting parents, which covers how to breastfeed, knowing baby gets enough and information about pumps/supplies. Two sessions offered monthly. Learn more about upcoming class dates and locations here.
Eat, Move, Lose Weight Support Group: FREE support group appropriate for anyone wishing to lose weight or maintain weight loss. Share your struggles and ideas with others on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, held noon-1 p.m. at Clinic South, 2433 Regency Road. For more information, or to pre-register, call (859) 288-2446.
William Wells Brown Community Center aerobics classes: The Lexington Division of Parks & Recreation hosts FREE classes held 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday thru May at 548 E. Sixth St. Aerobics, zumba and various fitness classes for ages 18-plus. Weight room also open 5-9 p.m. For more information, call (859) 389-6678.
NEW! Upcoming pool school operator and food manager certification class schedules
#PoolSchool is almost in session: Did you know that we require all pools and spas in Fayette County to have at least one certified pool operator on-hand during all hours of operation? If you need to get certified, click here to download the 2014 brochure, fill out the form, and send it to us via mail, or drop it off in person 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday, at our Environmental Health Office at 805A Newtown Circle.
Food manager certification classes: Did you also know all food establishments in Fayette County are required to have a certified food manager on duty at all times of operation? If you need to get certified, click here to download the March-May 2014 brochure, fill out the form, and send it to us via mail, or drop it off in person 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday, at our Environmental Health Office at 805A Newtown Circle.
These classes fill up quickly, so make sure to send in your registration form as soon as possible!
Lexington restaurant scores now online - scores updated April 15, 2014
To help diners in Lexington stay better informed, we are now posting restaurant inspections scores on this website. We inspect about 1,500 establishments each year, twice per year. This includes restaurants, schools and universities cafeterias, supermarkets, convenience stores, farmers' markets, permanent and temporary concession stands and anywhere else food is routinely served. View online scores >