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.

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.

All students in Kentucky must be fully vaccinated for hepatitis A by the first day of the 2018-2019 school year. Because the hepatitis A vaccine consists of two shots that are given six-months apart, you should start the vaccination process for your child as soon as possible. Children should receive the first shot of the vaccination in January or February in order to get the second shot before school starts in mid-August.

For more information about hepatitis A, including what it is and how to get vaccinated, click here.

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.


January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month!

Birth defects affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States, and are a leading cause of infant mortality.

Although not all birth defects can be prevented, there are five ways they can be avoided; women who could become pregnant or who are pregnant should:

1) stay vaccinated;
2) prevent insect bites;
3) practice good hygiene;
4) get enough folic acid;
5) talk to their healthcare providers.

Click here to learn more about each of the five recommendations!