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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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Summer Clinics for School Immunizatons

June 16, 2017: While local students are out of school for summer vacation, the Knox County Health Department is gearing up for next school year with a

Women's Health Week Event May 16

May 8, 2017:  The Knox County Health Department is once again hosting a Healthy Happy Hour in recognition of National Women’s Health Week. Thi

ServSafe Session Added

May 11, 2017: Due to high demand, the Environmental Health division has added another ServSafe session for local food operators. The additional L

Health Center Now Open

April 21, 2017: The Knox County Community Health Center is officially open. The Health Center is located inside the Knox County Health Department at t

Get pet vaccinated for rabies

May 1, 2017:  The Knox County Health Department and Knox County Humane Society will sponsor a rabies immunization clinic on Saturday (May 6) from

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


Tobacco Cessation Classes

Date: Thu. 4 May, 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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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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Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050