May 1, 2017:  The Knox County Health Department and Knox County Humane Society will sponsor a rabies immunization clinic on Saturday (May 6) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the garage located behind the health department, 11660 Upper Gilchrist Rd. Read full story>>


April 21, 2017: The Knox County Community Health Center is officially open. The Health Center is located inside the Knox County Health Department at the corner of Upper Gilchrist and Coshocton roads, just up from Wal-mart. Presently, the Center’s hours are the same as the health department: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – Noon and 1 – 4:30 p.m. The Center is open until 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month and plans to add additional evening hours as well as hours on Saturday. Read entire 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 >>


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