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Dec. 5, 2017: The Knox County Health Department and the Knox County Community Health Center will be closed on Friday (12/8) for a training and staff development program. The closure will affect all services and involve all employees. An answering machine will take all phone calls during the day. 

Since Friday is the regular pick-up day for water tests, water samples will not be accepted on Thursday. The drop-off schedule will resume on Monday.

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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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Phone: 740-392-2200    Fax: 740-392-9613

For public health emergencies during
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740-397-3333, Ext.#1

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Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050