WIC Knox County Ohio Mount VernonWIC (Women, Infants & Children) is a nutritional education program for pregnant women, women who just had a baby, breastfeeding moms, infants and children up to age 5. WIC provides nutritional education, breastfeeding education and support, referral for health care, immunization screening and referral and coupons for food such as milk, cereal, juice, eggs, peanut butter, beans, infant formula, tuna fish and carrots.  MORE >


Immunizations and Shots - Knox County Ohio Mount VernonThe medical clinic offers all childhood immunizations, or “shots” as they are sometimes called, for children, birth through age 18.   Shots are given on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 8 a.m. - Noon and 1 - 4 p.m. and until 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Bring your child’s immunization record. If your child has received shots at the Health Department, we can access your child’s records from our database. Also bring your insurance card as we are now required to bill for all immunizations. MORE >


The Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH) is a program administered by the Ohio Department of Health that links families of children with special health care needs with health care providers to obtain payment for the medical services their child need. BCMH's mission is to assure, through the development and support of high quality, coordinated systems, that children with special health care needs and their families obtain comprehensive care and services that are family centered, community based and culturally sensitive. MORE >

Car Seats

Newborn Visits Knox County Ohio Mount VernonTogether with the Ohio Department of Health, the Knox County Health Department provides rear–facing car seats, forward–facing car seats, and booster seats to eligible families. We also have a certified car seat technician on staff who can show you how to properly install your child’s car seat. The best car seat for your child is one that: fits your child, fits your car and is easy for you to use. MORE >



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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