Services Knox County Health DepartmentWe serve everyone!

Services at the Knox County Health Department are available to everyone, regardless of income, age, race or sex. We serve everyone: the poor and the wealthy; the young and the old; the insured, the uninsured and the under-insured.

The Principles of Public Health Workers are:

  • We believe in social justice in health. (The greatest good for the greatest number; fairness)
  • We advocate for others.
  • We believe good health care is a right. (Not just that health care is a right, but that everyone deserves good health care)
  • We believe in the equity of access. (Everyone should be able to find and receive health care)
  • We believe in government’s responsibility to provide protection.


Brochure of health department services and programs 

 For a complete list of the services we provide, see individual program areas.

Some of the services we provide include:

  • Certified copies of birth and death certificates;
  • Nutritional counseling for young mothers and their children (WIC);
  • Breastfeeding counseling (WIC);
  • Physical exams including those for employment and sports participation;
  • Women’s health exams including pap tests;
  • Immunizations for children and adults;
  • Treatment for ear aches, sore throats, sinus infections, flu and colds;
  • TB testing, tetanus shots, blood pressure screenings, lead testing;
  • HIV/AIDS testing and counseling;
  • Communicable disease investigations and follow-up;
  • Coordination of treatment for children with special medical conditions (BCMH);
  • Free smoking cessation program;
  • Educational presentations for schools, youth programs and  adult groups;
  • Educational sessions and training for area residents, service providers and professional staff;
  • Emergency exercises and disaster preparedness planning
  • Provide child car seats and conduct car seat checks;
  • Home health care including skilled nursing, physical, speech and occupational therapy, and home health aides;
  • Inspections for food service operations, public pools and beaches, residential water and sewer systems, mobile home parks; campgrounds;
  • Investigate nuisance complaints, animal bites, communicable disease;
  • Spray for mosquitos
  • Provide free radon test kits


We also work together with a variety of community partners to do the things we do, including:


  • Public and private schools, preschools, daycare centers;
  • Law enforcement agencies, emergency management, Homeland Security;
  • Hospital, local healthcare providers, pharmacies, behavioral healthcare;
  • Government officials, animal control, township trustees;
  • Social service agencies, service clubs; churches
  • Chamber of commerce, local businesses and industry;








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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.


Contact Us

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