Become a Vaccine Champion!

Students from Kentucky, including homeschool students, are invited to participate in the “Become a Vaccine Champion!” competition. Students are asked to illustrate the importance of routine childhood vaccines. Submission type will vary based on grade:

  • Elementary(K – 5th grade)- Create a Poster
  • Middle(6th – 8th grade)- Create a Brochure
  • High(9th – 12th grade)- Create a short Video and submit a link to it on YouTube.
  • A $250 prize sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Health Care Plans (KAHP) will be awarded to one state elementary, middle, and high school student winner at the KHSAA Boy’s Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament in March.

Entries are due by 11:00 am on Friday February 24th, 2023. Submissions will be accepted by email: or you may hand deliver your submission to any Purchase District Health Department locations. A signed release is required to participate (click here). Click for Official Rules and Entry Form.




Our Mission

The mission of the Purchase District Health Department is to provide environmental, preventive, curative, and health maintenance services to area citizens.  Our primary goal is to have individuals in the Purchase adopt habits and behaviors that support a long and productive life span.  This goal can be reached by direct health care, health education and counseling, and enforcement of laws that protect health and the environment.

To enable our clients to achieve their optimal functional level, we provide quality, cost effective care to all clients served regardless of their race, color, religion, age, sex, economic status, handicap status, political beliefs, or national origin.  We treat all clients with dignity and respect as we strive to help them.


Ballard County Health Center 198 Bluegrass Dr. LaCenter, KY 42056 p. (270) 665-5432

Carlisle County Health Center 62 John Roberts Drive P.O. Box 96 Bardwell, KY 42023 p. (270) 628-5431

Fulton/Fulton City County Health Center 350 Browder Street Fulton, KY 42041 p. (270) 472-1982

Hickman County Health Center 370 S. Washington Street Clinton, KY 42031 p. (270) 653-6110

Paducah-McCracken County Health Center 916 Kentucky Avenue Paducah, KY 42001 p. (270) 444-9631

All locations Hours: 7:30am-4:30pm M-Th and 7:30am-11:00am F

View the Air Quality!

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Food Certification

You can now take your food manager certification training online! Click for more information!

Food Code

Information for the difference between the 2005 and the 2013 food code.

Restaurant Scores and Ratings

You can view scores and ratings for all restaurants inspected by the Purchase District Health Department in Ballard, Carlise, Fulton, Hickman and McCracken counties. Scores are updated on a daily to weekly basis. Please use ALL CAPITALS when searching by name of establishments.

Information Regarding Restaurant Grade Posting

On August 1, 2013 the Purchase District Health began implementing a new policy that requires restaurants in Ballard, Carlise, Fulton Hickman and McCracken counties to post a letter grade that corresponds to their health department inspection score. You can view details regarding the new policy and to see a copy of ordinance.
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