(270) 444-9625

About Us

The Purchase District Health Department is a public health agency with jurisdiction in five counties (Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, and McCracken) in the Purchase area.

The primary divisions of the Department are Maternal and Child Health, Epidemiology and Chronic Diseases, and Environmental Health.  There are 6 locations throughout the area served.  The administrative headquarters (commonly referred to as Paducah District Office) for the district is located within the Paducah-McCracken Health Center in Paducah.

Mission Statement

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.

Local Locations

ballard county health department
Ballard County Health Center
198 Bluegrass Dr.
LaCenter, KY 42056
p. (270) 665-5432
f. (270) 665-9166

Carlisle County Health Department
Carlisle County Health Center
62 John Roberts Drive
P.O. Box 96
Bardwell, KY 42023
p. (270) 628-5431
f. (270) 628-3811

Fulton/Fulton City County Health Center
350 Browder Street
Fulton, KY 42041
p. (270) 472-1982
f. (270) 472-2553

Fulton/Hickman City County Health Center
402 Troy Avenue
Hickman, KY 42050
p. (270) 236-2825
f. (270) 236-9434

hickman health department
Hickman County Health Center
370 S. Washington Street
Clinton, KY 42031
p. (270) 653-6110
f. (270) 653-6523


McCracken Health Department
Paducah-McCracken County Health Center
916 Kentucky Avenue
Paducah, KY 42001
p. (270) 444-9631
Appointments Extension: 179
Medical Records Extension: 176
Environmental Extension: 169
Plumbing Inspector Extension: 157
f. (270) 442-8769

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Board of Directors

District Board Members and County

Judge Vickie Vinyard, Chairman – Ballard County

Jim LaFevre – Ballard County

Judge Greg Terry – Carlisle County

Wayne Floyd – Carlisle County

Barbara McIntee – Fulton County

Judge Jim Martin – Fulton County

Dr. Rick Canty – Hickman County

Judge Kenny Wilson – Hickman County

Claudia Stoffel – McCracken County

Dr. Jesse Wallace – McCracken County

Dr. Wally Montgomery – McCracken County

Judge Bob Leeper – McCracken County

Mayor Gayler Kaler – McCracken County

*Each county also has their own Board of Health

Contact Us


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Please contact us at the Administrative Office:

Purchase District Health Department
P.O. Box 2357
Paducah, KY  42002
p. (270) 444-9625
f. (270) 575-5458