Training & Education

Training PicThroughout the year, the staff of Knox County Health Department offers educational sessions and training for area residents, service providers and professional staff. Recent presentations include a session on radon for the Knox County Realtor Association and a session on the algal blooms for area beach and waterway operators, presented in collaboration with Ohio EPA and the Ohio Department of Health.

2017 Trainings include:


Food Safety Classes

Person-In-Charge Class

The Knox County Health Department provides a mandatory one-day food safety class for food service workers with little or no food service experience. The classes are held three times a year and also offered on an as needed basis in the health department conference room. Classes are free. Pre-registration is required. Click here for more information and registration form.

ServSafe Class

A three-day "Certification in Food Protection" (ServSafe) course is also available to food service managers. The Serv-Safe program is offered three times a year. Class fee is $193 per person which includes the textbook and handouts. Click here for more information and registration form.


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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