Divisions of the Health DepartmentThere are five divisions at the Knox County Health Department:

Administrative Services & Operations

Includes: the offices of the Health Commissioner, Human Resources,
Vital Statistics, billing, accounts payable, purchase requests, budgets.

Environmental Health Services

Includes:  the inspection and issuing of permits and licenses for: Residential Sewage Systems; Private Water Wells; Food Safety Program; Campgrounds, Camps and RV Parks; Manufactured Home Parks; Public Swimming Pools and Beaches; and Tattoo and Body Piercing Parlors; plus the Solid Waste Program (nuisance complaint investigations), Vector Control (mosquito and ticks), Radon Testing and Rabies Control and Dog Bite Investigations.

Planning, Education and Promotion

Includes: management of educational grants; coordination of coalitions and educational presentations; community assessment and data collection; participation at fairs, festivals and other events; and promotion of services and programs.

Community Health Services

Includes: the Medical Clinic, Dental Clinic, WIC Program, BCMH and Emergency Preparedness.

Home Health Services

Includes: provision of health services in the patient's home by registered nurses, physical therapists and home health aides.



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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.


Contact Us

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