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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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Older drivers and distracted driving

March 6, 2015: Distracted driving affects drivers of all ages, not just young people who are usually in the spotlight when it comes to the danger

Walkers invited to join Get Healthy Knox team

Feb. 25, 2015:  In an effort to promote healthy lifestyles, Get Healthy Knox County is inviting local walkers to be a part of a team to walk in t

Local nurse receives Governor’s Courage Award

Feb. 25, 2015: The director of nursing for the Knox County Health Department accepted the Governor’s Courage Award on behalf of Ohio’s 200,000 plu

New program to help pregnant women quit smoking

Feb. 10, 2015:  For more than 10 years, the Knox County Health Department has been helping local residents quit their addiction to tobacco. Now t

Statewide drill is now Friday

This is Severe Weather Safety Awareness Week in Ohio and the Knox County Health Department in cooperation with Knox County Emergency Management encour

Radon testing recommended for local residents

Jan. 30, 2015: Knox County continues to rank 2nd in Ohio for high radon levels and probably always will due to the geological makeup of the count


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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