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Flu Epidemic in Kentucky

Folic Acid Awareness Week is January 7-13, 2018.

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month.


AVOID * SPOT * TREAT Frostbite/hypothermia

Winter Weather Preparedness Tips. Get ready now. Don't get caught out in the cold!

Know your numbers? There are NEW Hypertension guidelines. Hypertension is known as the silent killer. Get your blood pressure checked.

Cold versus Flu

Join HANDS -- Let us help you support all areas of your baby's development.

Child Passenger Safety Seat Checks Available.  For more information visit our health and safety page. 

Car Seat Installation Instructions by Type

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Zika Virus: What Parents Need to Know.

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PO Box 117, 429 Frankfort Street, Brooksville KY 41004                              Phone: 606-735-2157         Fax: 606-735-2159      E-mail :



Bracken County Health Department was established in 1960,  and we pride ourselves on providing clients with high-quality and personal service. 
Our office is conveniently located in Brooksville, Kentucky.
Providing good service means taking the time to listen. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure you receive the services you need. Our business is client-oriented, and we maintain strict confidentiality.

We hope you'll find the information you need on this site about our business and the services we provide. We look forward to working with you.

Benefind = benefind allows Kentucky's families to easily access public assistance benefits and information 24/7 through an online application and account. The goal of Kentucky's public assistance programs is to build strong families and obtain services such as food, cash, and medical assistance to become self-sufficient. You can use benefind from any computer that has internet access.

August 2017 is Breastfeeding Awareness Month in Kentucky.  Breast milk is the perfect food for babies.  It helps baby's brain grow and is easier to digest, causing fewer upset stomachs.  Breastfeeding is good for mom too.  Dads, Grandparents and friends can provide loving support to a breastfeeding mom.  This is a very important time in a baby's life.

Check to see if you may be eligible for WIC benefits.

What is WIC?
WIC is a federally funded health and nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children.  If you are pregnant, postpartum or a breastfeeding mom, you may qualify for WIC.
If you have an infant under the age of 1 year old, or a child up to the age of 5 years old, they may qualify for WIC.
Call 606-735-2157 to see if you qualify for WIC. 
WIC now offers yogurt and whole wheat pasta!

Health Insurance Market Place open enrollment begins November 1, 2016. The market place is for persons who do not have health insurance coverage.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 
8:00am - 4:30pm


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


8:00 am - 12 Noon


Every parent needs a second pair of HANDS!

The Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program is a voluntary home visitation program for moms, dads, and families.  We provide information on prenatal care, nutrition, safety and child development, all to help you on your journey to be a successful parent. 

Contact us for more information.  Families can be enrolled prenatally or before a child is three months old. 

Through HANDS you will receive support, information and activities that will help you and your baby navigate early parenthood together.  Our goals are to support healthy child growth and development, ensure safe homes and help parents reach the goals they have for their children and their family.

To get involved, contact us at 606-735-2157 or visit

Every parent needs a second pair of HANDS!

5 - 2 - 1 - 0 Healthy Numbers for Kentucky Families

August is National Immunization Awareness Month.  Vaccines protect against serious diseases.  These diseases still exist and outbreaks do occur.  Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives.  Vaccines are very safe.

Adult Immunization Schedule

Child Immunization Schedule

Vaccine Information Statements

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