Three Rivers District Health Department
 
   
 
  (502) 484-3412 |  info@trdhd.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer primary care?

Is my information kept confidential?

I am a tax-paying citizen, what services am I entitled to from the health department?

Do you accept credit and debit cards?

Sometimes when I go to the health department I have to pay for my services and sometimes I don’t, why?

As a teenager, do I need parental consent to get birth control or have STD testing?

Can I get help to quit smoking or lose weight?

My family has bed bugs (or lice), what can you do?

Do I get food stamps or government assistance from the health department?

I believe my parents require home health services, what do I do?

What are the "3 rivers?"

I visit my local health center/department, so what is Three Rivers District Health Department?

Can the health department help me get health insurance?

I see a cartoon water droplet on some of your stuff, what is that?

Do you offer primary care?
We offer preventative care services at each Health Center such as immunizations, family planning, breast and cervical cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment. All primary care services such as physicals, illness or disease management should be handled by your medical doctor. If you have a medical emergency you should always call 911.

Is my information kept confidential?
Yes, under the Health Information Portability & Accountability Act, your information is kept strictly confidential. Our staff completes annual HIPAA trainings and your information is kept with the utmost security.

I am a tax-paying citizen, what services am I entitled to from the health department?
Local tax dollars make up a considerable amount of our annual budget. All residents in this county receive health department services on a daily basis that you may not be aware of. The restaurants you and your family visit are kept clean and safe, children and adults receive immunizations that help prevent the spread of disease, and education of healthy lifestyles occur on a daily basis, among many other services.

Do you accept credit and debit cards?
Currently we do not accept credit or debit cards.

Sometimes when I go to the health department I have to pay for my services and sometimes I don’t, why?
Some of the health department programs do not require payment, such as WIC. Other services, such as STD testing, may require a fee which is based on a sliding scale fee schedule. In special cases, such as the H1N1 vaccine, the federal government paid for all of the costs associated with the vaccine.

As a teenager, do I need parental consent to get birth control or have STD testing?
No, you do not need parental consent. The Federal Title X program allows the Health Department to provide these. You can call your Health Center and make an appointment to see a nurse practitioner or registered nurse to receive these services.

Can I get help to quit smoking or lose weight?
Our staff would love to speak with you about enhancing your health and quality of life. We offer a variety of classes, such as smoking cessation , which can help you achieve your goals.

My family has bed bugs (or lice), what can you do?
Bed bugs and lice are no fun! However, those pesky problems are not considered a public health hazard. You can speak to any of our health environmentalists for tips on prevention and treatment, but we cannot treat the problem.

See article: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing the Spread of Bed Bugs

Do I get food stamps or government assistance from the health department?
These services are offered by your local Department for Community Based Services. The number for DCBS is (855) 306-8959.

I believe my parents require home health services, what do I do?
Our Home Health Agency is staffed with competent and caring nurses, as well as physical and occupational therapists that visit homes and provide quality care to many people. We also staff home health aides who provide personal care. Physician referrals are the best way to acquire home health services, so speak with your doctor about obtaining a written order.

What are the "3 rivers?"
The three rivers consist of the Ohio River, the Kentucky River, and the Licking River, which are the three major rivers within our service area. Three Rivers District Health Department was formed July 1, 1975 in a collaborative effort between Carroll, Gallatin, Owen, and Pendleton counties. The four counties determined they could combine their efforts and resources to best serve our communities and protect the public health of our district.

I visit my local health center/department, so what is Three Rivers District Health Department?
Our service area includes Carroll, Gallatin, Owen and Pendleton counties. Each of those counties has a Health Center that provides on-site clinical, environmental and education services. Three Rivers District Health Department is the jurisdictional entity that manages all four local Health Centers. Our District Office, located in Owenton, houses our administrative and management staff along with the HANDS program and our Home Health Agency.

Can the health department help me get health insurance?
Yes, Three Rivers District Health Department has a KYNECTOR who is certified to assist you with obtaining health insurance via the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange. Please call (502) 484-5736 and ask to speak with our KYNECTOR.

I see a cartoon water droplet on some of your stuff, what is that?
Meet Splash, Three River’s mascot! Splash makes appearances at community events, as well as in our schools and encourages you to Splash Into Health!

 
 
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Administrative Office
510 South Main Street
Owenton, KY 40359
(502) 484-3412
(502) 484-0864 | Fax
Carroll County
401 11th Street
Carrollton, KY 41008
(502) 732-6641
(502) 732-8681 | Fax
Gallatin County
102 West Pearl Street
Warsaw, KY 41095
(859) 567-2844
(859) 567-2845 | Fax
Owen County
1005 Highway 22 East
Owenton, KY 40359
(502) 484-5736
(502) 484-5737 | Fax 
Pendleton County
329 Highway 330 West
Falmouth, KY 41040
(859) 654-6985
(859) 654-6986 | Fax 

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