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The Knox County Health Department is committed to
promoting healthy lifestyles, preventing illness and protecting the environment for our community.

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Zika virus in U.S.

Feb. 3, 2016: The CDC has announced the first known case of the Zika virus  acquired in the United States as part of the current outbre

Now is the time to test for radon

Jan. 19, 2016: Knox County continues to rank 2nd in Ohio for high radon levels and probably always will due to the geological makeup of the county’s

Cessation help for moms who smoke

Jan. 19, 2016: For more than 10 years, the Knox County Health Department has been helping local residents quit their addiction to tobacco. Now the age

Food Safety Classes

Dec. 21, 2016: Throughout the year, the Environmental Health staff conducts food safety classes for food service owners, managers and employees. The P

Holidays prompt schedule changes

Dec. 18, 2015: The Christmas and New Year holidays will cause some scheduling changes and closures at the Knox County Health Department. The age

Flu shots available every Thursday

Nov. 30, 2015: The Knox County Health Department is offering flu vaccine every Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon on a walk-in basis. The vaccine is availab


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Third Tuesday of every month, open until 6 p.m.

Phone: 740-392-2200    Fax: 740-392-9613

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11660 Upper Gilchrist Road
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050