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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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DAC meets; annual report released

March 15, 2017: There were 22 local government representatives at last night’s District Advisory meeting (DAC). Terry Maloney was re-elected chairpe

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Sign up before it's too late

Feb. 21, 2017 - If you have not signed up yet to take the required Level II ServSafe certification training, the only session still open for registrat

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Clean up those old tires

Feb. 21, 2017: Improperly discarded scrap tires are a breeding ground for mosquitos which carry infectious diseases including West Nile Virus and

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Dental Clinic Reopens

Feb. 13, 2017; The dental clinic at the Knox County Health Department is open once again and scheduling patient appointments. The clinic is open

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Free radon test kits available

Jan. 25, 2017: “Now through March is a good time to test for radon, when windows and doors are closed tight to keep out the cold winter air,

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Food Safety Classes Filling Up

Jan. 19, 2017: If you work at a level 3 or 4 food service operation and need to take a Level II food safety training, there are openings for the Augus

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Tobacco Cessation Classes

Date: Thu. 23 Mar, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour

Free, ongoing support sessions offering up to 8 weeks of nicotine replacement patches. No need to pre-register, just show up on Thursday night. Classes are held in the health department conference room. Sessions include tips on dealing with tobacco cravings and nicotine withdrawal, plus information on nutrition and health benefits, For more information, contact Mike Whitaker at mwhitaker@knoxhealth.com or call 740-392-2200, ext. 2233.

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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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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