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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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Learn about Ohio Liquor Laws

Oct. 14, 2016: Recently, the Knox County Sheriff’s Department, in partnership with the Mount Vernon City Police Department and the Knox Substan

Drug Take Back Day Oct. 22

Oct. 14, 2016: Local residents will have the opportunity to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day with four locations in Knox C

Narcan kits available for public

Sept. 30, 2016:  Naloxone will soon be available for Knox County residents who are at-risk for opioid overdose or who know someone who is at-risk

Flu Shots Available

Sept. 30, 2016 -  The Knox County Health Department has flu shots for adults and children ages 6 months and older. To receive a shot, you ca

New daytime cessation class offered

Sept. 27, 2016: Beginning Oct. 4, the Knox County Health Department will begin offering a daytime cessation class at Knox Community Hospital. The

Sign Up for Knox Alerts

Sept. 23, 2016: Knox Alerts is the notification system used by the Knox County Emergency Management Agency to notify residents and businesses of


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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