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.
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 year-long program. This program will help you with healthy eating, physical activity, reducing stress, and improving sleeping habits. 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.
We are happy to announce that Gentle Yoga is being offered for FREE at the Paintsville Recreation Center every Tuesday at 1:00, at the Johnson County Senior Citizen Facility every Wednesday at 10:30, and Bristle Buck High Rise every Wednesday at 2:00. This class is FREE of charge and lasts approximately 1 hour. It is for people of all ages and ability. For more information on the class, please contact Mary Beth Castle at 606-789-2590.
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.