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Our Mission

To ensure the provision of preventative health services, health education and environmental health services to the people of Mercer County at the lowest possible cost either by the provision of these services ourselves or working in collaboration with other providers.

CLINIC: 859-734-4522
FAX: 859-734-0568
ADMINISTRATION: 859-734-2229
FAX: 859-734-2968
ENVIRONMENTAL: 859-734-2229
FAX: 859-734-2968


Non-Medical Emergency After-Hours Contact
Cathy Akins (502) 680-0169

We accept Humana health insurance, Anthem health insurance and Medicaid.

Medicare covers only flu and covid vaccinations

All other services are on a sliding fee scale, based on income and number of people living in the home.

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Our Goals

To provide each and every client the best and friendliest service possible.

To assure our clients have positive memories of their visit to our health department.

To give the client the kind of service and response that we, as employees, would expect to receive.

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The Board of Health meets on a quarterly basis. Meetings are advertised and are open to the interested public.

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The Mercer County Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Public Health Nurse I
General Duties include:
This position serves under the direction of the Director. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: Provides entry-level nursing functions and services to individuals and families under close supervision in a clinic or community setting, focusing on the prevention of illness, injury or disability, the promotion of health and maintenance of the health of populations. The nurse in this classification would receive job specific training in the requirements and scope of practice of the various assigned health department programs and services.Health department services are provided to all age populations. A brief description of health department services include adult and child immunizations, well child examinations, family planning exams, WIC services/promotion, dental varnish for children, pandemic response, public health preparedness, basic patient care, harm reduction services and promotion of the health department within the community.
Minimum Education, Training or Experience:
See special requirements.
Special Requirements:
(Age, Licensure, Regulation, Etc.) Must have RN license in Kentucky or compact state or provisional license in Kentucky, meeting all requirements of KRS 314.041.
Starting Salary:
$20.30-$25.24/hr negotiable with additional experience. Grade 17
Apply at https://KOG.CHFS.KY.GOV/HOME. Create a citizen account and search LHDCOS (search and apply) Completed application must be submitted by November 11, 2022. Transcripts must be provided before the close date if post-secondary education is required or may be substituted for experience. Transcripts must list the degree awarded.  Qualified applicants/employees are subject to a pre-screening, selection for interview, and/or demonstration of skills testing.  Employment may be contingent upon a successful drug screening and background check.  Equal Opportunity Employer.