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>>>


Jan. 19, 2017: If you work at a level 3 or 4 food service operation and need to take a Level II food safety training, there are openings for the August and October sessions offered by the Environmental Health (EH) staff with the Knox County Health Department.; registration for the earlier-scheduled sessions is full. The Level II ServSafe Training consists of three one-day sessions held over three weeks. The cost for the ServSafe training is $193. For more information, click here for a complete schedule of training sessions and a registration form.  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.

The EH staff also offers a  Level I Person-in-Charge Class. This 2-hour session is offered at no charge. For more information, click here  for a complete schedule of training sessions and a registration form.


Jan. 9, 2017: If your New Year’s resolution is to quit using tobacco, the Knox County Health Department can help you ‘put it out for good.’ The health department’s Knox Out Tobacco program is held twice weekly, offering free counseling and free nicotine replacement therapy to combat with the addiction to tobacco. There’s a daytime class held every Tuesday from 10 – 11 a.m. in the private dining room at Knox Community Hospital and there’s an evening class held every Thursday from 7-8 p.m. in the conference room at the Knox County Health Department.There’s no pre-registration, participants just need to show up. Read full story >>


Jan. 9, 2017: If you are over the age of 50 and feel like life is speeding by – literally – you might be interested in a refresher driving course. A lot has happened in the 30-plus years since you first got behind the wheel: more gadgets to operate, more vehicles on the road and more distractions that pose a danger when driving. Read full story >>


Dec. 20, 2016: 

Due to the Christmas holiday, the Knox County Health Department will close at noon on Friday (Dec. 23) and since Christmas is on Sunday, the agency will be closed on Mon., Dec. 26.


The agency will be open regular hours on Dec. 30, but with New Year’s Day on Sunday, the agency will be closed on Mon., Jan 2.


There will be no evening cessation classes this week or next week at the health department and next Tuesday’s cessation class at Knox Community Hospital has been cancelled. All cessation classes will resume the first week of January.


The laboratory that tests water samples for the health department will be closed on Friday (Dec. 23)  so the only time to drop off water samples this week is Wednesday by 9 a.m. There will be no drop-off available on Thursday. Next week, the drop-off and pick-up schedule will return to normal.


Also, due to the holidays, there will be limited medical clinic services next week at the health department. The nurse practitioner will not be onsite Wednesday and clients are encouraged to make appointments for immunizations, including flu shots. To make an appointment, call 740-399-8009.


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