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The Purchase District Health Department is a public health agency with jurisdiction in five counties (Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, and McCracken) in the Purchase area.

The primary divisions of the Department are Maternal and Child Health, Epidemiology and Chronic Diseases, and Environmental Health.  There are 6 locations throughout the area served.  The administrative headquarters (commonly referred to as Paducah District Office) for the district is located within the Paducah-McCracken Health Center in Paducah.