The Lexington Fayette County Health Department is consolidating its clinic services to one location. Beginning next Monday, October 3, the Public Health Clinic South on Regency Road will no longer provide clinical services such as immunizations, cancer screenings, and pregnancy tests. Those will still be offered at the Public Health Clinic North at 805 Newtown Circle.
"We've double-checked everything and have done a lot of planning with this, made sure that it has the additional patients brought on by the transition. So there should be really no problem with this change."
Spokesman Kevin Hall says federal budget cuts and subsequent staff reductions forced the health department to make the change.
The Regency Road location will continue to be used as a WIC clinic and for community education classes.