Aug. 8, 2017: Trapping and testing of mosquitoes in Knox County has resulted in the positive identification of West Nile Virus (WNV) in three different locations. Late Monday, the Knox County Health Department received notification of the positive results from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) which had placed the mosquito traps at the end of July The positive samples were collected in Fredericktown, Gambier and the Apple Valley area of Howard. Read full story >>

 

July 19, 2017:The Knox County Health Department will once again be at the Knox County Fair. The health department booth will be located in the Merchant’s Building, but this year, the agency is located in a new location: on the south side in the southwest corner.

On Saturday, dubbed “free” day at the fair, staff members will be at the booth from noon to 4 p.m. offering a survey for young mothers, women up to age 44 and children up to age 21 from Knox County. Everyone participating in the survey will be eligible to register for a $20 gift card from either WalMart, Kroger or Subway. Read full story>>

 

July 19, 2017:Due to popular demand, the Knox County Community Health Center will conduct another sports physical clinic. This additional clinic will be held Mon., July 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is especially for those youth who will be playing sports in the fall and still need to get a physical exam. Read full sotry >>

 

July 19, 2017: The Safe Communities Coalition is bringing back the popular two-day course, Safe Driving for Mature Drivers, it hosted earlier this year. The course will be held on Aug. 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Knox County Health Department. Lunch will be provided both days. Read full story >>

 

July 3, 2017 - The Knox County Health Department will not conduct tobacco cessation classes the week of July 3 due to the Independence Day holiday. This includes the Tuesday class held at Knox Community Hospital (KCH) as well as the Thursday class held at the health department.

The tobacco cessation classes will resume the week of July 10.

With funding provided by United Way of Knox County, the health department offers weekly cessation classes that include up to 8 weeks of nicotine replacement therapy in the form of patches, lozenges and gum. Classes are usually held on Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. in the private dining room at KCH and on Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. in the conference room at the health department. Individual, one-on-one sessions are also available. For more information, contact Mike Whitaker at 740-392-2200, ext. 2233 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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 >>

 

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