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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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Butterflies and Brussel Sprouts

Aug. 28, 2015: Tuesday’s farmers’ market at the Knox County Health Department will feature a little bit of everything – a food demo, something f

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Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

Aug. 27, 2015: State-funded trapping and testing for mosquitoes in Knox County has resulted in the positive identification of two mosquitoes with West

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Back-to-school immunizations

Aug. 23, 2015: If your child still needs immunizations to attend school, the Knox County Health Department offers all immunizations by appointment, Mo

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Local boy featured in promotion

Aug. 10, 2015:   Kenith Ratliff is a real-life poster boy. Kenith, who will turn two in September, is featured on a promotional flier for Nation

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Health care enrollment assistance available

July 9, 2015: Although the open enrollment period for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace for 2015 has ended, many uninsured and/or unde

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Fight the Bite: Guard against mosquitos

July 13, 2015: Mosquitos are of particular concern for health officials, not because of itchy bites they leave behind, but because of the diseases the

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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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Third Tuesday of every month, open until 6 p.m.

Phone: 740-392-2200    Fax: 740-392-9613

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11660 Upper Gilchrist Road
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050