Administrative Office: 108 New Glendale Road, Elizabethtown | All Locations

About Us

About Us

Good Health & A Safe Environment.

The Lincoln Trail District Health Department serves the residents and visitors of a six-county area including Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties.

It is our mission is to assure the public’s health and safety through prevention, promotion, and protection. In everything we do, our vision is to improve health and safety in our district. This is where we live, work and play and we want our communities to thrive.

With a central office in Elizabethtown, Lincoln Trail District Health Department operates six health centers throughout the district. A number of clinical services and programs are provided through those centers.

Additionally, environmentalists work from these centers, providing all the inspections and permit services necessary to ensure public health.


Welcome to the Lincoln Trail District Health Department webpage! Lincoln Trail District Health Department is a regional public health agency here to serve our community through prevention-based programs and other efforts aimed at assuring the best quality of life for everyone.  Public health has long served as invisible guardians, working across all areas of life to protect and improve the health of people and communities.  You don’t even have to walk into your local health center site to benefit from public health services.  Public health professionals are out in the community every day promoting good public health policy, conducting safety inspections, connecting individuals to important resources, and other activities that you may not immediately realize is public health.  Public health workers understand the connection between life expectancy and affordable housing, available transportation, quality education, and environments that make healthy choices the easy choices.  The “why” behind our work motivates us to continuously assess the risks to health and safety in our communities and to be nimble enough to evolve to protect our communities.  The “why” is you, our neighbors, our friends, our families, and the generations of those to come.  We know our work is increasing the quality, as well as the quantity, of life for our community.

Sara Jo Best, Public Health Director


Lincoln Trail District Health Department is very proud to have earned the seal from the Public Health Accreditation Board on February 20, 2018. This achievement validates the dedication and hard work of our staff, the extraordinary support of our community partners, and the commitment of our Board of Health to improving the health and quality of life in the Lincoln Trail District.

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), established in 2007, was created to serve as the national public health accrediting body, and is jointly funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Lincoln Trail District Health Department started on the journey to accreditation in 2010, but it was not until 2014 did we really dive into the document submission.  This long journey has allowed the agency to view our daily tasks in a different manner and create culture of continuous improvement.  In the face of every challenge we have prevailed to reveal a strong foundation for deliverance of the 10 Essential Public Health Services.

PHAB Infographic for the Values of PHAD Accreditation


View the latest food inspection scores for restaurants near you with our interactive map.


Contact one of our six health care centers. Check for hours of operation, emergency contact information, and locations.


Become a member of our Lincoln Trail District Health Department team.  View our available career and internship openings.


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Administrative Office:
108 New Glendale Road, Elizabethtown, KY