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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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Stop the Bleed! Trainings

Jan. 22, 2018: A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. While emergency responders will arrive as quickly as possible, by

Test now for radon

Jan. 4, 2018: 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. To hel

Flu activity increasing locally

Jan. 10, 2018: The Knox County Health Department reports that confirmed cases of influenza have increased significantly in Knox County during the past

Home Health Moves to KCH

Dec. 28, 2017:  The Home Health Division at the Knox County Health Department has transitioned to Knox Community Hospital and is now known a

Closure for Christmas Holiday

Dec. 18, 2017 - The Knox County Health Department and the Knox County Community Health Center will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 22 and will be closed

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


Tobacco Cessation Classes

Date: Thu. 19 Oct, 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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Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050