June 16, 2017: While local students are out of school for summer vacation, the Knox County Health Department is gearing up for next school year with a series of clinics offering immunizations required for school.

The first of three clinics offering immunizations required for kindergarten is Tuesday (6/20) from 3-6 p.m. at the health department, 11660 Upper Gilchrist Rd. This is a walk-in clinic, appointments are not necessary. The clinic will offer all of the shots required by Ohio law to attend kindergarten in the fall.  Read full article >>

 

May 11, 2017: Due to high demand, the Environmental Health division has added another ServSafe session for local food operators. The additional Level II training will be held July 10th, 12th  and 19th from 9 AM-3 PM in the Large Conference Room. The exam will be given on the last day of the training. Cost for the training is $193. Class size is limited to 14 individuals. Click here for registration form or call 740-392-2200, Ext. 2222 to register.

 

May 8, 2017: 

The Knox County Health Department is once again hosting a Healthy Happy Hour in recognition of National Women’s Health Week. This year’s event will be held Tuesday, May 16, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Allison’s Finer Diner located at the corner of Coshocton and Upper Gilchrist roads. Read full story>>

 

May 1, 2017:  The Knox County Health Department and Knox County Humane Society will sponsor a rabies immunization clinic on Saturday (May 6) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the garage located behind the health department, 11660 Upper Gilchrist Rd. Read full story>>

 

April 21, 2017: The Knox County Community Health Center is officially open. The Health Center is located inside the Knox County Health Department at the corner of Upper Gilchrist and Coshocton roads, just up from Wal-mart. Presently, the Center’s hours are the same as the health department: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – Noon and 1 – 4:30 p.m. The Center is open until 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month and plans to add additional evening hours as well as hours on Saturday. Read entire story >>

 

March 15, 2017: There were 22 local government representatives at last night’s District Advisory meeting (DAC). Terry Maloney was re-elected chairperson and Thom Collier was re-elected secretary. The meeting included a presentation by Environmental Health Director Nate Overholt, RS, on EH activities in 2016 and distribution of the agency’s 2016 annual report.

 

Click here to see a copy of the EH Activity Report

Click here to see a copy of the 2016 Annual Report

 

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