Diabetes Prevention Program Begins New Year with New In Person Class January 3, 4:00-5:00pm.

New Year New Nicotine FREE YOU! Join the 7 week Freedom From Smoking In Person and Online class during your Lunch Break January 4,12:00pm.

  Walk In Clinic EVERY TUESDAY.  No appointment needed.  We currently offer Moderna for first and second doses.  Moderna and Pfizer Biavalent boosters are also available.   There is a two month wait for Boosters.  The initial vaccine can change weekly due to orders received.  Please call for information on vaccines available. 606-789-2590.  Vaccine Clinic Time: 9:00am-3:00pm.  Flu shots can also be given at the same time as Covid Boosters.

The Diabetes Prevention Program in person cohort will be November 22, 2:00pm at the health department.  The DPP is a 16 week program and then 6 months.  Participants will learn how to deter Type2 Diabetes.  If you have an A1C of 5.7-6.2, been told you are in danger of developing Type2, have a family member with diabetes, or had gestational diabetes you are eligible for the FREE program.

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Welcome!

Thank you for visiting the Johnson County Health Department Page.  Preventative and public health are the main efforts of the Johnson Health Department.  An on-site clinic, off-site programs and community health focused policies and initiatives are all part of services offered.

We play a critical role in protecting and improving the health of our community and the residents of Johnson County. We provide a range of services aimed at promoting healthy behaviors; preventing disease and injury; access to safe food and water; immunizations; and responding to public health emergencies. This website contains information about our services and provides an opportunity for you to contact us should you need services or have questions or concerns. 

NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

                                           JOIN OUR FREE CLASS                                                                      The Johnson County Health Department’s Diabetes Prevention Program has been awarded Full Recognition by the CDC.  The Diabetes Prevention Program provides education for anyone who is pre-diabetic.  If you have been advised by your physician that you are pre-diabetic, have an A1C of 5.7 – 6.4,  have a parent/sibling with Type 2 diabetes, or had gestational diabetes during pregnancy, you are eligible for the FREE year-long program.  This program will help you with healthy eating, physical activity, reducing stress, and improving sleeping habits. The goal is to loose 5-7% of your body weight and be more physically active.  Implementing these strategies can help you become healthier and deter Type 2 Diabetes.  Contact Lifestyle Coach Mary Beth Castle at 606-789-2590 to join the DPP classes.

Freedom From Smoking

FREE program to Help YOU Quit Smoking provides Nicotine Replacement patches at a reduced cost.

Want to be FREE from nicotine but don’t know where to start? The Johnson County Health Department offers the Freedom From Smoking® program. This seven week, eight-session group program was developed by the American Lung Association, and is one of the most successful quit programs available.  Sessions can also be scheduled on an individual basis as well. The program provides the Nicotine Replacement Patches at a reduced cost. A trained instructor will provide the extra support you need to kick your habit for good. This program will teach you how to change your behavior and become smoke-free for life.

You’ll get special attention to help you:
• Develop your own quitting plan
• Fight urges to smoke
• Combat recovery symptoms
• Control your weight
• Manage stress through relaxation techniques

For more information on the FREE Freedom From Smoking program, contact Mary Beth Castle at 606-789-2590.

JOIN our NEW In Person “Drumming Out Diabetes” program held at the Paintsville Recreation Center on Tuesdays, 12:00pm .  Fun “”Drums Alive” activity is for All Ages and Abilities.  Drumming can be done seated or standing.  You Do Not have to be a Diabetic to participate.  Come JOIN the FREE FUN!!!