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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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Prescription roundup April 30

April 20, 2016: Several local agencies are again joining forces with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to gather and dispose of expired, unwanted

Rabies Immunization Clinic

April 20, 2016: The Knox County Health Department and Knox County Humane Society will sponsor a rabies immunization clinic on May 7 fro

AARP Smart Driver Course

April 20, 2016: If you are over the age of 50 and feel like life is speeding by – literally, you might be interested in a refresher driving course.

Women’s Health Week event

April 20, 2016: The Knox County Health Department is once again hosting a Healthy Happy Hour in recognition of National Women’s Health Week. Th

Be prepared for severe weather

March 16, 2016: Thanks to El Niño, Ohio’s winter weather was full of ups and downs: low snowfall amounts; warmer-than-usual temperatures; and

Local man tests positive for Zika virus

March 11, 2016: Four weeks after having his blood sent for testing, the Knox County Health Department has informed a local resident the test was posit


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Public Health - Knox County Health DepartmentPublic Health is about focused community efforts to prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles and protect the environment. It is what we do with our community partners to ensure conditions that support the health and well- being of our residents.


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Monday-Friday   8:00 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.
Third Tuesday of every month, open until 6 p.m.

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

For public health emergencies during
non-business hours, call

740-397-3333, Ext.#1

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11660 Upper Gilchrist Road
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050