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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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New resource for Rx Abuse

April 16, 2015: The United States is in the midst of a prescription painkiller overdose epidemic that has affected just about every community, in

New video about 5-2-1-0

April 14, 2015 - The YMCA of Mount Vernon and United Way of Knox County have produced a one-minute videoto explain the meaning of 5-2-1-0. The 5210 fo

Partners in Public Health Honored

April 8, 2015: In recognition of National Public Health Week, the Knox County Health Department presented six individuals with its Partner in Pub

Rabies Clinic is Saturday

April 1, 2015: With spring weather arriving soon, everyone will be spending more time outside. That includes people and pets which increases the chanc

Siekkinen re-appointed to Board of Health

March 18, 2015: The District Advisory Council (DAC) for the Knox County Combined General Health District re-appointed Eric Siekkinen to the Knox Count

Older drivers and distracted driving

March 6, 2015: Distracted driving affects drivers of all ages, not just young people who are usually in the spotlight when it comes to the danger


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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