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Clinics, Programs, & Events

Breastfeeding Classes

  • Knott County: 3rd Thursday each month at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

  • Lee County: 1st Wednesday each month at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

  • Leslie County: 2nd Wednesday each month at 1:00 p.m.

  • Letcher County: 2nd and 4th Thursday each month at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

  • Owsley County: 4th Tuesday each month at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

  • Perry County: 4th Wednesday each month at 1:00 p.m. &
    Breastfeeding Basics for Teens - 2nd Monday each month at 4:00p.m.

  • Wolfe County: 3rd Wednesday each month at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Breastfeeding Support Groups

  • Letcher County: Whitesburg Public Library: 1st Thursday each month from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

  • Perry County: New Hope Christian Center (Hazard): 4th Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

See calendar for upcoming dates.

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Freedom from Smoking Classes

This is a free 7 week course with 8 sessions, one hour, one day each week, two during Quit week. Nicotine Replacement Therapy is provided free of charge if classes are attended. For those that attend they are 85% more likely to quit and remain quit.
For more information, please contact Sherrie Stidham at 436-2196.

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Ladies Health Days

Ladies Health Days are scheduled at different times throughout the year at each site. Snacks are usually provided. Information and gifts that promote breast and cervical cancer awareness are provided. Each woman receives a physical exam, breast exam, pap smear, and appropriate lab work based on age. Charges are based on income. The Health Department can also help financially with mammogram services and follow up of abnormal pap smears and abnormal mammograms for those who qualify.

*Call your local health department for dates and times.

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Medical Reserve Corps

History of the Medical Reserve Corps

The MRC was developed in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and founded after President Bush’s 2002 State of the Union Address, in which he asked all Americans to volunteer in support of their country.

In the event of a large-scale public health emergency, health and medical systems would be overwhelmed with individuals seeking treatment. The need to meet this demand would be critical. In preparation to respond to this call, the Kentucky Department for Public Health has created KHELPS. We hope you will take this opportunity to learn about MRC and decide to join us in our quest to be prepared to serve Kentuckians and citizens across the United States who will desperately need our help if disaster strikes. We want both our fellow Kentuckians and citizens throughout the U.S. to know without a doubt that in times of need, Kentucky helps.

Serving: Knott, Perry, Letcher, Leslie, Lee, Wolfe and Owsley Counties

Cory Waddell MRC Leader
Knott County Health Center
880 West Main Street
P.O. Box 530
Hindman, Kentucky 41822
Phone: 606-785-3144
Fax: 606-785-5512

What are volunteers ask to do?

During an emergency:

  • Augment medical and support staff shortages at medical or shelter facilities
  • Assist with the distribution or dispensing of equipment, supplies and/or medication
  • Assist with surveillance and/or disease investigation
  • Provide administrative support services

During times of non-emergency

  • Staff first aid areas at community events
  • Given opportunity to provide health education
  • Assist at immunization clinics
  • Assist with volunteer recruitment
  • Assist with volunteer training
  • Participate in disaster drills and exercises

How do I sign up?

Volunteers can register with KHELPS online at You may also visit your local health department to fill out a hard copy application or contact the MRC Leader.

How would I know if I was needed during a disaster?

The KHELPS system has the ability to contact volunteers by e-mail, telephone or both. Local MRC units also have administrative rights to alert and activate volunteers when needed.

What is the Medical Reserve Corps?

MRC units are community-based and function as a way to locally organize and utilize volunteers — medical professionals and others who want to donate their time and expertise to promote healthy living throughout the year and to prepare for and respond to emergencies. MRC volunteers supplement existing local emergency and public health resources.

Who Can Volunteer?

You! The MRC is searching for medial and non-medical volunteers.

In times of need, Kentucky HELPS.

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