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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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Protect yourself from the sun

June 24, 2016: Keep in mind, sunscreen is not meant to allow you or your kids to spend more time in the sun. Sunscreen reduces damage from UV rad

Mosquito spraying schedule

June 24, 2016: The Knox County Health Department will provide spraying for mosquitos this week on the following dates and locations:   &nbs

Nurse practitioner at health department

May 3, 2016: The Knox County Health Department has contracted with Knox Community Hospital for provision of medical services in its community hea

New student immunization required

May 3, 2016: To help control the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases in Ohio, certain immunizations are required for children who attend schoo

Be prepared for severe weather

March 16, 2016: Thanks to El Niño, Ohio’s winter weather was full of ups and downs: low snowfall amounts; warmer-than-usual temperatures; and

AARP Smart Driver Course

April 20, 2016: If you are over the age of 50 and feel like life is speeding by – literally, you might be interested in a refresher driving course.


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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