For Families

Our Community

Known as the City of Craft and Folk Art, Paducah, Kentucky is the County Seat of McCracken County. It is considered by many as one of the best places to live in the state.

Originally founded in 1827 by William Clark, the city’s location at the confluence of the Tennessee and Ohio rivers made Paducah a key location during the Civil War. Today, Paducah has a dense suburban feel with 25,000 residents and highly rated public schools.

For more information visit the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Family Resources


Many families need to locate the nearest Post Offce:

United States Postal Service
2927 Broadway Street
Paducah Ky 42001
P: (800) 275-8777


Find hotels and other nearby accommodations.

  • Drury Hotels
  • Courtyard Paducah West
  • Pear Tree Inn
  • Fairfield Inn
  • Candlewood Suites
  • Country Inn and Suites
  • Holiday Inn Paducah Riverfront
  • Hampton Inn and Suites
  • Homewood Suites
  • Thrifty Inn

Food & Vending Options

Nearby options to purchase food and beverages include:

Baptist Health Paducah’s cafeteria serves nutritious meals three times a day. Self-serve snacks are available at other times. Visitors are welcome to eat in the cafeteria. To find out what’s on the menu, call ext. 3463. Hours are:

  • Breakfast: 6:30 to 10 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Midnight hours: 1 to 3 a.m. Sunday-Thursday

    Coffee Shop.
    Located on the hospital’s first floor hallway between the Main Atrium and Larry Barton Atrium next to the Uniform Shop, the Coffee Shop is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Menu items include Starbucks brewed coffee, pizza slices, calzones, flatbread pizzas, hot dogs, soup, salads, deli sandwiches, Reds Donuts, breakfast sandwiches, Blue Bell Ice Cream, cookies, pies, fruit and a variety of beverages. Call ext. 3550 to order a whole pizza.


    Restock at these  local convenience shops or pharmacies:

    Local Pharmacies

    • Baptist Health Paducah Retail Pharmacy
      P: 270-575-5870
    • Walgreens in Hannan Plaza, on Lone Oak Road
      P: 270-442-6659
    • CVS Pharmacy, on Lone Oak Road
      P: 270-443-8855
    • G and O Pharmacy
      P: 270-442-3571
    • Rick’s Pharmacy
      P: 270-443-7200
    • Davis Drug
      P: 270-443-1442
    • Kroger Pharmacy
      P: 270-443-8806
    • Strawberry Hill Pharmacy
      P: 270-444-7070
    • Walmart Pharmacy, Hinkleville Road
      P: 270-444-0046
    • Walmart Pharmacy, Irvin Cobb
      P: 270-442-6404

    Other Retail

    • Walmart
    • Kroger
    • Midtown Market
    • CashSaver
    • Banks Market
    • Food Giant
    • Aldi
    • Golden Carrot Natural Foods

    Learn About Our Services

    Quality Care for the Critically Ill
    Our hospital provides long term acute care for patients who require a long-term hospital stay. Many patients require an intensive level of care.

    The ContinueCARE Difference

    ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Paducah offers several unique benefits for patients and family members:

    • We provide care with an interdisciplinary approach
    • Our team of specialists works together for optimal patient outcomes
    • Each patient has an individualized care plan based on their needs and preferences