Health Education


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Last Reviewed 1/14/21

When coming to our facility for any appointments, please take a moment to view this video from Dr. Karen Saylor about what to expect when you arrive.


Per the Kentucky Department of Public Health, please adhere to these requirements when entering our facility to ensure patient safety and reduce the risk of potential exposure and spread of COVID-19:

  • You must wear a mask before entering. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided. To help conserve vital personal protective equipment (PPE), we are asking patients who do have cloth masks to wear these, as they are sufficient for non-procedure contact. 
  • All patients will be screened upon entrance to the facility. Screening will consist of temperature check and COVID-19 exposure questionnaire. 
  • Only patients receiving care may enter. Patients that require assistance (e.g. pediatric, etc.) will be permitted to be accompanied by one adult. All other visitors are asked to wait in their car. No one will be permitted to wait in lobbies, waiting areas, etc. 



Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

To stay up-to-date on the coronavirus (COVID-19), please only refer to reliable sources. Below are some suggested resources to utilize when seeking information about COVID-19.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

State of Kentucky's landing page for COVID-19 updates. 

Kentucky's COVID-19 Hotline (800) 722-5725

COVID-19 Symptom Checker: Emory University School of Medicine has developed a free COVID-19 symptom checker.

Cumberland Valley District Health Department website


Watch this video by Dr. Stack to learn about Flattening the Curve


Additional COVID-19 Resources

Are You at Higher Risk?

  • From the CDC: COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Click here to learn more. Read the CDC's advice for older adults, age 65 and older, click here.

Use of Cloth Face Coverings or Masks

  • The CDC provides guidance on how to wear cloth face coverings here.

Stress & Coping 

  • The CDC provides information and tips on coping with the stress that may come from the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here to read more.
  • The Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board provides an emotional wellness pamphlet with tips on managing stress, common reactions to stress, and additional resources.
  • Dr. Kelsey Ladd, Psychiatrist, Rockcastle Family Wellness, discusses ways to cope with stress and anxiety.

Helpful Apps for COVID-19

  • Apple releases new COVID-19 Resource app and website based on CDC guidance. Tools Offer Up-to-Date Guidance and Information for People Across the US

Parent/Caregiver Guide for Coping

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides this guide to helping families cope with COVID-19 outbreak for both children and other family members. This resource will help you think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect your family - both physically and emotionally - and what you an do to help your family cope. 

COVID-19 Resources for Kids



General Health Information

Helpful Health Smartphone Apps to Try

These apps are either recommended by our physicians, expert clinicians, or by a reputable source such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (APA), etc.. All of these apps are either free or available for a low cost through the App Store or Google Play. 

AAP News

AAP News on the go – download full issues, formatted for mobile readability. Add bookmarks and comments.

CDC Mobile App

The CDC Mobile application is now available for both iPhone and Android users. Organize your app home screen so the information that's most important to you appears first. Turn off the sources you don't want with just a flip of a switch and reset it all with the tap of a button. Automatic updates whenever your device is online ensures that you're the most up-to-date with health news and information. Direct links to social media, text, and email lets you immediately share the most interesting articles with friends and family. Whether you're a fan of the weekly MMWR articles or you have an interest in the Disease of the Week, the CDC Mobile app has something for you. 

Child Health Tracker

Child Health Tracker gives parents the power of on-demand access to their child(ren)'s health information, needs, and providers; and AAP guidance on the vaccinations and milestones they should be expecting.
Apple, not available for Android

HEADS UP Rocket Blade! by the CDC

Blast off into concussion safety with CDC HEADS Up Rocket Blades! 3-2-1 Blast Off! CDC's Injury Center has developed a mobile game app on concussion safety for children aged 6 to 8. Through a futuristic world of galactic racing adventures, children can learn the benefits of play it safe and smart! The app aims to teach children:
  • the different way the brain can get hurt during sports activities.
  • how important it is to tell a coach, parent, or other adult when an injury occurs.
  • the importance of taking time to rest and recover if they have a concussion.
Apple, not available for Android

Health IQ by the CDC

Test your Health IQ with the CDC's interactive, educational, and fun health trivia app! Do you know the minimum SPF needed to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays? Or how many seconds you should wash your hands to kill germs? Let the game show scientists lead you through an exciting selection of trivia questions and word scrambles. Race against the clock to earm more points or use hints when you are stumped. 

Healthy Children Magazine

Get advice you can trust from the nation's leading child health experts. Published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and backed by 67,000 AAP member physicians, Healthy Children magazine packs each issue with important information for parents of children of all ages. You'll find guidance on safety and injury prevention; childhood illnesses and diseases; immunization information; developmental milestones; nutrition and fitness; behavioral issues; and much more.

KidsDoc Symptom Checker

What should a parent do if their child develops a fever, cough, vomitting, rash, sore throat, or head injury? When can a child return to school or child care after an illness? These are medical advice questions that all parents have. Health problems can arise anytime  - evenings, weekends, during work hours, when traveling, or when the doctor's office is closed. KidsDoc is designed especially for these times. The care guides help parents make smart decisions on what level of care (if any) is needed and how to provide speedy symptom relief for minor illnesses or injuries that parents can manage on their own. Recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Milestone Tracker by the CDC

Milestone Tracker is the CDC's new parent-friendly app that parents can use to track their child(ren)'s developmental milestones from age 2 months to 5 years! Photos and videos in the app illustrate each milestone and make tracking them for your child(ren) easy and fun. Get a summary of your child's milestones; view tips and activities to support your child(ren)'s development; and find out what to do if you ever have a developmental concern. Spanish version coming soon!

OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App

The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool is a useful resource for planning outdoor work activities based on how hot it feels throughout the day. Featuring real-time heat index and hourly forecasts, specific to your location, as well as occupational safety and health recommendation for OSHA and NIOSH.

TravWell by the CDC

CDC's TravWell app helps you plan for safe and healthy international travel. Build a trip to get destination-specific vaccine recommendations, a checklist of what you need to do to prepare for travel, and a customizable healthy travel packing list. The app also lets you store travel documents, keep a record of your medications and immunizations, and set reminders to get vaccine booster doses or take medicines while you're traveling.