Prevent. Promote. Protect.

Bracken County Health Department

About Us

Who We Are

Bracken County Health Department was established in 1960, and we pride ourselves on providing clients with high-quality and personal service.

Mission Statement

To provide health, safety, and environmental services for our clients and community in a professional, affordable, and prompt manner.

To provide the best customer service possible.

To make each client feel like the only client.

To promote an inclusive workplace and help the community.

Our Services



Tuberculosis Testing & Treatment

Diabetes Screening & Counseling

Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)

Nutrition Counseling

HIV/AIDS Testing

Hepatitis C Testing

Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing


Smoking Cessation

School Health Services

Harm Reduction


Food Service Establishment Inspections

Nuisance Investigations

Public Swimming Facility Inspections

School & Daycare Inspections

Septic System Inspections

Animal Bites

Tattoo & Piercing Parlor Inspections

Mobile Home & RV Park Inspections

Hotel Inspections

Youth Camp Inspections

Rabies Investigations



Vital Statistics (Birth/Death Certificate Application)

Provide Affidavits & Notary Services

Medical Records Management

Medical Reserve Corps

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Emergency Preparedness Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

Do you and your family need a COVID vaccine but not sure which one to get? No worries. We are now offering all three types of COVID vaccine every Wednesday. All you need to do is choose the type of vaccine you want when you register and we will have it ready. NEW BIVALENT BOOSTERS AVAILABLE FOR AGES 12 yrs AND UP.

Pediatric Vaccine Age 5-11 Yrs

We now have COVID vaccine for kids age 5-11 yrs old. It is the Pfizer vaccine and it is available every Tuesday from 3:00 to 5:45 by appointment. Please use the link below to sign your children up today. We look forward to seeing you. We will be getting bivalent boosters for kids ages 5-11.

Safety Tips

Summer days are here! Don’t forget to check the backseat before exiting your vehicle.

For more tips check out the United States Department of Transportation:

Tick Season Is Here

We want to remind you to make sure to check yourself and your kids after you have been outdoors for ticks. A tick bite can lead to Tickborne Illnesses like Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, tularemia, and ehrlichiosis. Learn more about these diseases by clicking the Find Out More button.

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

If you or a loved one struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, or thoughts of suicide, please reach out to the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. They are there to help you through your struggle and can even offer mental health resources if needed. You don’t have to struggle alone, call them today.

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