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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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Faulty Project Dawn Kits Replaced

Dec. 2, 2016: About 80 percent of the Project Dawn kits distributed in Knox County were affected by last month’s recall. According to Mary Derr

Transportation and Access to Health Care

Dec. 2, 2016: To help address the issue of transportation locally, the Knox County Health Department is collaborating with several organizations

2017 Food Safety Class Schedule

Nov. 28, 2016: To help local food service operations meet the new state requirement, the Environmental Health staff will offer Level I and Level

Holiday closure affects water testing

Nov. 4, 2016: In observance of Veteran’s Day, the Knox County Health Department will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11. Since this is a pickup day f

Market Attendee Wins Freezer

Nov. 3. 2016:Organizers and participants in the mid-week farmers’s market held at the Knox County Health Department recently marked the end of the s

Grant to fund traffic safety awareness

Nov. 2, 2016: The Knox County Health Department has received a $25,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) to continue to prom


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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