Health & Medicine

Lexington health department to shift to one location

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is moving its public health clinic services to one location.

The Public Health Clinic South at 2433 Regency Road will no longer provide clinical services effective Oct. 3. The location will continue to be used as a WIC clinic and for community education classes, according to a news release.

State and federal budget cuts earlier this year caused the department to reduce its staff, which led to a reduction of resources needed to support two clinics.

The release said the department's Public Health Clinic North, 805 Newtown Circle, "has the capacity to handle the additional patients brought on by the transition." The Public Health Clinic North can be reached at (859) 288-2483.

"While we would prefer not to close the clinic at this time, the most important thing for everyone in Lexington to remember is that no public health services will be eliminated because of the changes," said LFCHD Public Health Officer Roanya Rice. "We will continue services such as immunizations, TB screening, breast and cervical cancer screening, sexually transmitted disease services, well-child exams, pregnancy tests and family planning."