JAN 2023

New Year, Same Great Mission.

Our mission at the Buffalo Trace District Health Department is to lead and empower communities to achieve better health. Many of our services are completely free, and others are low-cost. Our services include.

  • Clinic Services (including WIC, immunizations, biometric screenings, and STD testing)
  • Environmental Services
  • Harm Reduction
  • Health Education
  • HIV Services

If you are interested or have questions about our services, please call 606-564-9447 or come see us at the Mason County Health Department (Monday-Friday) or Robertson County Health Department (Wednesday) from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Happy Retirement!

The Buffalo Trace District Health Department would like to recognize Lesley Martin (27 years) and Melanee Davis (15 years) for their amazing dedication and hard work over the years! Thank you for all that you have done to help both communities of Mason and Robertson counties. You both will be dearly missed! Wishing you the best, happy retirement!

HANDS Supervisor: Crystal Holbrook

"Hello! I am Crystal Holbrook, BSN, RN, and I have worked with the HANDs program for ten years. I wanted to become the new HANDS Supervisor with the BTDHD because I believe in the HANDS program, and over the years, I have seen the impact that the HANDS program has on families. One of my favorite things about HANDS is doing activities with the families to promote healthy development. I am excited to continue to serve Mason and Robertson counties and to meet new families!!"


Buffalo Trace District Health Department would like to welcome Kelsey Phillips to our HANDS program as our new OHV!

Upcoming Classes:

Arthritis Exercise

We offer Arthritis Exercise Class on Monday and Wednesday at 11:00 am on the third floor.

This exercise program is designed to help improve joint and muscle problems and achieve improved joint mobility, muscle strength, and endurance to improve the performance of daily activities.

Strong Women

Strong Women Program is Monday and Wednesday at 11:30 am on the third floor.

This is a strength training program with weights to increase strength, muscle mass, and bone density in middle-aged and older individuals.


The Microclinic Program is back! Microclinic is a fun, free program that helps people make lasting lifestyle changes with the help of friends and family!

This team-based program will meet once a week for four months. Get the tools you need to live a healthier life, make friends, and win prizes along the way!

Register for the next session starting Tuesday, January 10th at 5:30 pm.

Call 606-564-9447 for more information!

Freedom From Smoking

Freedom From Smoking is a FREE program that uses techniques based on pharmacological and psychological principles using methods designed to help tobacco users gain control over their behavior and break their addiction.

Register for the next session starting Thursday, January 12th at 3:00 pm. For more information, please call 606-564-9447

Mason County Health Coalition Meeting

Mark your calendar! The Mason County Health Coalition will be holding a meeting on Monday, January 23rd, at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Buffalo Trace District Health Department. If you have any questions, please contact Phyllis Reed at 606-564-9447 Ext. 135, or via email at:

The meeting will be in-person, and also available to join via Zoom.

Looking to Become a Member of the HANDS Family.

The HANDS program is an ongoing home visitation program that offers services to primigravida and multigravida families. HANDS enrolls families that are expecting or have a child that is up to 12 weeks gestation. The HANDS program offers video and in-home visitation currently at this time. The HANDS program partners with families to promote happy and healthy families. The HANDS program shares up-to-date information and makes activities with household items. The HANDS program offers a gift card reward program with every 4th consecutive visit the family receives a $10 Wal-Mart gift card. Scan the QR code to fill out a referral!

Flu & COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

We are still offering Flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Flu vaccines are offered Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm no appointment is required.

COVID-19 vaccine clinics are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Mason County Health Department and on Wednesdays from 8:00 to 4:00 pm at the Roberston County Health Department.

There will be two Saturday clinics, one on January 14th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Roberston county Health Department and one on January 21st from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Mason County Health Department To make an appointment for COVID-19 vaccines go to our website and click "Make an Appointment" or call 606-564-9447 to schedule.

Buffalo Trace District Health Department

Did you know?

On our website, we have documents such as

  • Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems Application for Site Evaluation
  • Temporary Food Permit Application
  • Permit to Open an Establishment

And many more that you can fill out before coming to the health department. The Mason County Health Department's Environmental Office is open every Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 9:30 pm. The Robertson County Health Department's Environmental Office is open on Wednesday from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

Environmental Services

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