March 30, 2017: The Knox County Community Health Center will officially open on Monday. (4/3).The new Health Center will be a patient-centered medical home offering preventive and primary care to patients of all ages. Read full story >>


March 15, 2017: There were 22 local government representatives at last night’s District Advisory meeting (DAC). Terry Maloney was re-elected chairperson and Thom Collier was re-elected secretary. The meeting included a presentation by Environmental Health Director Nate Overholt, RS, on EH activities in 2016 and distribution of the agency’s 2016 annual report.


Click here to see a copy of the EH Activity Report

Click here to see a copy of the 2016 Annual Report


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 registration at the Knox County Health Department is the three-day session in October; both the April and August sessions are full. Click here for registration information for the October session.

For information on other ServSafe class offerings in Ohio, click here for the Ohio Department of Health certification page.


Rule 3717-1-2.4 of the Ohio Administrative Code requires for each Level 3 & 4 food service operation, that at least one employee who has supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service, obtain the level two certification in food protection.


Feb. 21, 2017: Improperly discarded scrap tires are a breeding ground for mosquitos which carry infectious diseases including West Nile Virus and Encephalitis. With this weekend as a reminder that spring and mosquitos will be here soon, you should make plans now to rid your property of unwanted tires. The DKMM Solid Waste District has a brochure which lists local businesses where you can dispose old tires, plus there are special collection events this year for unwanted tires in Morrow and Delaware counties.
Click here for a copy of the brochure.

Click here for a copy of this years special collection events in Delaware, Knox, Morrow and Marion counties

Click here for the DKMM website


Feb. 13, 2017; The dental clinic at the Knox County Health Department is open once again and scheduling patient appointments. The clinic is open Monday through Friday. Read full story >>


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, “said Terri Hillier, a licensed radon tester with the Knox County Health Department. To help detect if there is a harmful level of radon in your home, the health department promotes the use of free radon test kits for individual testing by homeowners, homebuyers, landlords and tenants. In-home testing is the only way to test for radon. Read full story>>>


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