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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, Health Center Closed Friday

Dec. 5, 2017: The Knox County Health Department and the Knox County Community Health Center will be closed on Friday (12/8) for a training and st

2018 Food Safety Classes

Nov. 21, 2017: To help local food service operations meet the new state requirement, the Environmental Health staff will offer Level I and Level

Water Safety and Flooding

Nov. 20, 2017: Heavy rainfall over the weekend prompted flooding in several areas. For local residents affected by flooding and/or power outages, plea

Emergency Exercise Conducted

Nov. 14, 2017:Throughout the year, the Knox County Health Department conducts exercises to test its emergency response operations. Last Thursday, Moun

Oct. 7 Farmer's Market

Oct. 2, 2017:The Mount Vernon Farmers’ Market will highlight apples this Saturday, (10/7) from 9 am to noon on the Public Square in downtown Mo

Flu Shot Clinic Saturday

Sept. 28, 2017:  If you have not had a chance to get a flu shot, the Knox County Health Department will conduct a walk-in clinic on Saturday fro


Tobacco Cessation Class

Date: Tue. 12 Dec, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Duration: 1 Hour

The Knox County Health Department offers a daytime cessation class at Knox Community Hospital every Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. in the private dining room. For more information, contact Mike Whitaker at mwhitaker@knoxhealth.com or 740-392-2200, Ext. 2233.

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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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