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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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Health Department Closed Thursday (1/12)

Jan. 9, 2017: The Knox County Health Department will be closed on Thursday (1/12) for a training and staff development program. The closure will affec

Free help available to quit tobacco

Jan. 9, 2017: If your New Year’s resolution is to quit using tobacco, the Knox County Health Department can help you ‘put it out for good.’ The

Driving Course for Seniors

Jan. 9, 2017: If you are over the age of 50 and feel like life is speeding by – literally – you might be interested in a refresher driving co

FQHC Coming to Knox County

Dec. 20, 2016:   Plans for a FQHC in Knox County became a reality with the announcement that the Knox County Health Department was awarded a gra

Service, time changes due to holidays

Dec. 20, 2016:  Due to the Christmas holiday, the Knox County Health Department will close at noon on Friday (Dec. 23) and since Christmas is on

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


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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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