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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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Fletcher and Trese honored for public health efforts

May 20, 2015: Two Knox County individuals were recognized for their work on behalf of public health when the Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA) hel

National Nurses Week 2015

May 6, 2015:  Nurses are the backbone of health care systems around the world, bearing up countless patients and working long days to help save l

New resource for Rx Abuse

April 16, 2015: The United States is in the midst of a prescription painkiller overdose epidemic that has affected just about every community, in

New video about 5-2-1-0

April 14, 2015 - The YMCA of Mount Vernon and United Way of Knox County have produced a one-minute videoto explain the meaning of 5-2-1-0. The 5210 fo

Partners in Public Health Honored

April 8, 2015: In recognition of National Public Health Week, the Knox County Health Department presented six individuals with its Partner in Pub

Rabies Clinic is Saturday

April 1, 2015: With spring weather arriving soon, everyone will be spending more time outside. That includes people and pets which increases the chanc


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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 :: 8:30a-4:30p
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