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Children with Medical Handicaps

The Children with Medical Handicaps (CMH) program is a program dedicated to assisting families and children (under 24 years old) with special needs in obtaining special care and services. Public health nurses assist with the application and offer support and coordination for participating families. For more information on CMH, click here.

Cholesterol Checks

Cholesterol checks are performed on the first Tuesday of every month. Checks are done by appointment only. This is a fasting test. If you schedule an appointment for a cholesterol check, you will need to fast beginning at midnight on the night prior to your appointment. This service is free to Fayette County residents.

Communicable Disease Reporting

In order to help maintain a healthy community, it is necessary to be aware of communicable diseases to prevent widespread disease outbreaks. Staff at the health department investigates reports of communicable diseases to help prevent the spread of the disease and assist with treatment if necessary. This activity is essential in preventing the spread of communicable diseases.


Immunizations provide one of the most effective means of preventing the spread of disease. As the major provider of childhood immunizations, the health department has a key role in the prevention of major childhood illnesses. 

Reproductive Health and Wellness Program

The goal of the Reproductive Health and Wellness program is to enable families to choose if and when to have children. Clinics are held every Monday morning, Tuesday afternoon, and all day Wednesday by appointment only. An after-hours clinic is held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 4-7 p.m. Clients will see a Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP) who can prescribe birth control, perform gynecological exams, and test for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Learn more here.

School Nursing

The health department provides school nursing services to all schools located in Fayette County. Nurses are available to review student health and immunization records, perform hearing, vision, and scoliosis screenings and referrals, and provide other services as needed.

To schedule these services or to speak to a nurse, call 740-335-5910.