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Local Department of Health and Agriculture Contact Information

State Department of Health Contact Information

Most questions regarding food production, handling, sales and serving, including cottage food laws and regulations are handled by the state's local health department or department of agriculture, and sometimes by a city or county business registration office.

Health Department

Main Office: Kentucky Department of Public Health

Phone: (800) 372-2973

COVID Coronavirus Information

During the COVID-19 state of emergency, individuals younger than 65 without medical insurance should complete the Healthcare Coverage Application to request temporary coverage under Kentucky Medicaid presumptive eligibility. By completing this application you attest that you do not have medical insurance that covers doctors, pharmacy or hospital visits. To maintain Medicaid benefits beyond the presumptive eligibility coverage period, complete a full Medicaid application online at Kynect, call (855) 306-8959 or contact a local kynector for application assistance. Effective Jan. 1, 2021, presumptive eligibility Medicaid members will be enrolled in managed care with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kentucky (UHC) and will receive a UHC member ID card and handbook. Direct questions about UHC healthcare coverage to Member Services at (866) 293-1796 or visit the UHC website. UHC call center is staffed M-F 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Eastern time. Hours will be extended Saturday Jan. 2 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sunday Jan. 3 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

For general questions about COVID-19, call the Kentucky hotline at 800-722-5725.

Environmental Health

EnviroHealthLink, Kentucky Environmental Public Health Tracking Network provides information and data about how the environment affects human health. Our new website helps answer questions about air quality, drinking water, cancer and a wide variety of other topics.

At EnviroHealthLink you may:

  • Explore health and environmental data by topic, county and year.
  • Generate custom tables, charts and maps.
  • View reports for certain environmental hazards, exposures and health effects in Kentucky.
  • View trends in data over time.
  • Find links to national and Kentucky-specific resources on health and environmental topics.

Check out the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Environmental Public Health Tracking Network video.

local department of health contacts

The following counties have websites, and some have Facebook pages, that provide information regarding their department and its services:

  • Allen County Health Department
  • Anderson County Health Department
  • Ashland-Boyd County Health Department
  • Barren River District Health Department - serving Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Simpson and Warren counties
  • Bell County Health Department
  • Bourbon County Health Department
  • Boyle County Health Department
  • Bracken County Health Department
  • Breathitt County Health Department
  • Breckinridge County Health Department
  • Buffalo Trace District - serving Mason and Robertson counties
  • Bullitt County Health Department
  • Calloway County Health Department
  • Christian County Health Department
  • Clark County Health Department
  • Estill County Health Department
  • Floyd County Health Department
  • Fleming County Health Department
  • Franklin County Health Department
  • Garrard County Health Department
  • Gateway District Health Department - serving Bath, Menifee, Morgan and Rowan counties
  • Graves County Health Department
  • Grayson County Health Department
  • Green River District Health Department - serving Daviess, Henderson, Hancock, McLean, Ohio, Webster and Union Counties
  • Greenup County Health Department
  • Hopkins County Health Department
  • Jefferson County Health Department
  • Jessamine County Health Department
  • Johnson County Health Department
  • Kentucky River District Health Department - serving Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry and Wolfe counties
  • Knox County Health Department
  • Lake Cumberland District Health Department - serving Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor and Wayne counties
  • Laurel County Health Department
  • Lawrence County Health Department
  • Lewis County Health Department
  • Lexington-Fayette County Health Department
  • Lincoln Trail District Health Department - serving Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties
  • Madison County Health Department
  • Magoffin County Health Department
  • Marshall County Health Department
  • Martin County Health Department
  • Mercer County Health Department
  • Monroe County Health Department
  • Montgomery County Health Department
  • Muhlenberg County Health Department
  • North Central Health Department - serving Henry, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties
  • Northern Kentucky Independent Health Department - serving Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties
  • Oldham County Health Department
  • Pennyrile District Health Department
  • Pike County Health Department
  • Powell County Health Department
  • Purchase District Health Department - serving Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman and McCracken counties
  • Three Rivers District Health Department - serving Carroll, Gallatin, Owen and Pendleton counties
  • Todd County Health Department
  • Wedco District Health Department - serving Harrison, Nicholas and Scott counties
  • Whitley County Health Department
  • Woodford County Health Department
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website

    FDA Labeling and Nutrition

    Nutrition Facts Label, Label Claims, Menu and Vending Machine Labeling, Gluten-Free Labeling

    FDA Ingredients and Packaging

    Food & Color Additives, GRAS, Food Allergens, Food Contact Substances, New Plant Varieties

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a tool, the AskUSDA site providing information from across USDA all in one place. Just type key words or phrases into the search box. Your search will provide the top 10 results from across USDA. For the best search results, keep in mind that including "and" in the search box will exclude articles that don't include all searched words. Including "or" in the search box will include articles with any of the searched words.

    If you have specific USDA questions that you cannot find answers to on the site, call (202) 720-2791 or email USDA at [email protected].

    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

    If you are looking for the national US Department of Health, that's the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and here is the mailing address and phone number:

    The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
    Hubert H. Humphrey Building
    200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20201
    Toll Free Call Center: 1-877-696-6775
    Note: Please be aware that mail sent to their Washington D.C. area offices takes an additional 3-4 days to process due to security precautions.

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