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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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Public Health Thank You Day

Nov. 23, 2015; On the Monday before Thanksgiving, Research!America and other health organizations urge Americans to recognize public health profe

Home Health Division recognized

Nov. 18, 2015: The Knox County Health Department’s Home Health Division has been recognized for its quality of patient care. The agency is one

Community clinics begin

Oct. 5, 2015:   Despite rainy weather, near 200 people turned out for the annual drive-thru flu shot clinic on Saturday (10/3) . The agency now

Safe Communities grant funding

Oct. 5, 2015: The Knox County Health Department has received a $25,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) to promote traffic safet

Chickenpox Outbreak Confirmed

Sept. 23, 2015 - With outbreaks of measles and mumps in Central Ohio during the past year, it shouldn’t be too surprising that there is now an outbr

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

Aug. 27, 2015: State-funded trapping and testing for mosquitoes in Knox County has resulted in the positive identification of two mosquitoes with West


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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