July 19, 2017: The Safe Communities Coalition is bringing back the popular two-day course, Safe Driving for Mature Drivers, it hosted earlier this year. The course will be held on Aug. 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Knox County Health Department. Lunch will be provided both days. Read full story >>


July 3, 2017 - The Knox County Health Department will not conduct tobacco cessation classes the week of July 3 due to the Independence Day holiday. This includes the Tuesday class held at Knox Community Hospital (KCH) as well as the Thursday class held at the health department.

The tobacco cessation classes will resume the week of July 10.

With funding provided by United Way of Knox County, the health department offers weekly cessation classes that include up to 8 weeks of nicotine replacement therapy in the form of patches, lozenges and gum. Classes are usually held on Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. in the private dining room at KCH and on Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. in the conference room at the health department. Individual, one-on-one sessions are also available. For more information, contact Mike Whitaker at 740-392-2200, ext. 2233 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


June 16, 2017: While local students are out of school for summer vacation, the Knox County Health Department is gearing up for next school year with a series of clinics offering immunizations required for school.

The first of three clinics offering immunizations required for kindergarten is Tuesday (6/20) from 3-6 p.m. at the health department, 11660 Upper Gilchrist Rd. This is a walk-in clinic, appointments are not necessary. The clinic will offer all of the shots required by Ohio law to attend kindergarten in the fall.  Read full article >>


May 11, 2017: Due to high demand, the Environmental Health division has added another ServSafe session for local food operators. The additional Level II training will be held July 10th, 12th  and 19th from 9 AM-3 PM in the Large Conference Room. The exam will be given on the last day of the training. Cost for the training is $193. Class size is limited to 14 individuals. Click here for registration form or call 740-392-2200, Ext. 2222 to register.


May 8, 2017: 

The Knox County Health Department is once again hosting a Healthy Happy Hour in recognition of National Women’s Health Week. This year’s event will be held Tuesday, May 16, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Allison’s Finer Diner located at the corner of Coshocton and Upper Gilchrist roads. Read full story>>


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>>


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