Health department takes a $200K budget hit, expects to be okay
While the Floyd County Health Department did not emerge unscathed from changes in the way the state funds health departments, the centerâ€™s director says the impact of lost funding is expected to be minimal. FCHD will receive $339,000 in state funding in the upcoming fiscal year, a drop of about $200,000. The departmentâ€™s total budget is $3.7 million. The department provides preventative medicine to low-income patients. Services include vaccinations, the WIC program, nutrition counseling, well-child visits and family planning.