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Welcome to the Buffalo Trace District Health Department. We are proud to serve the people of Mason and Robertson Counties as we work toward a healthy community for everyone.

Our job is to provide you with the most up-to-date information on our health education classes, personal and preventive health services, environmental health services, public health emergency planning and response as well as information on late-breaking health news. The board, administration, and staff of the Buffalo Trace District Health Department are committed to “Working Toward A Healthier Community For All.” Please come back and visit often.


Policy News: Majority of Mason County Voters Want Smoke-Free Workplaces

A recent professional opinion poll revealed that 67 percent of Mason County voters said they would favor a county-wide ordinance that would make all public buildings, workplaces, bars, and restaurants smoke-free.

The results of the poll showed that majorities of smokers, former smokers, and non-smokers all support the idea of a county-wide indoor smoke-free ordinance, which would prohibit people from smoking inside enclosed public spaces like office buildings and restaurants. The majority of voters in every age category favor the ordinance, with the strongest support coming from people between the ages of 18 and 24, and 25 to 34.

Click here to learn more by reading the entire press release.

 


Walk-Ins Welcome!

Immunizations are not just for kids! Adults and adolescents also need regular immunizations and boosters. Immunizations may be recommended for adults based on their age, lifestyle, or health condition that could put them at higher risk for severe complications from vaccine-preventable diseases. Click here to find out if you or your loved one is in need of immunizations or boosters!


Our Environmental Services team inspects all Mason County and Robertson County food service establishments, including bars, restaurants, and grocery stores. Click here to learn more about these inspections and see recent food inspection scores.


Effective communication with kids about healthy childhood development can help prevent child sexual abuse. In this video, Kentucky mother and doctor Jaime Pittenger offers five steps to help parents have these conversations.

Click here to learn more about preventing or reporting child abuse.


The WIC program provides access to healthy food, nutrition education and breastfeeding guidance. Caregivers and pregnant women with a low to medium income may be eligible.

Click here to go to the USDA’s prescreening tool or click here to view the income guidelines chart.