Jan. 19, 2016: For more than 10 years, the Knox County Health Department has been helping local residents quit their addiction to tobacco. Now the agency has a special program for expectant moms who want to quit smoking. 

Baby & Me – Tobacco Free, is an evidence-based prenatal cessation program that helps women quit smoking and stay quit even after the baby is born. As a reward for quitting smoking, the moms will receive free diapers for their newborn baby for up to 12 months after the baby is born. Read full story >>

 

Dec. 21, 2016: Throughout the year, the Environmental Health staff conducts food safety classes for food service owners, managers and employees. The Person-In-Charge Class is a one and half-hour, entry levy class that is free. The ServSafe Class is a three-day class with an exam on the third day. The cost is $193. Click here for more information and the registration form.  

 

Dec. 18, 2015: The Christmas and New Year holidays will cause some scheduling changes and closures at the Knox County Health Department.

The agency will close at noon on Dec. 24 and will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The medical and dental clinics will be closed Dec. 28-31.

No water samples will be accepted for testing on Dec. 24 and 31 and the tobacco cessation program has been cancelled for Dec. 24 and 31. The next meeting of the tobacco cessation program will be Jan. 7.

All health department services and programs will resume regular hours and scheduling on Jan. 4. 

 

Nov. 30, 2015: The Knox County Health Department is offering flu vaccine every Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon on a walk-in basis. The vaccine is available as a shot for adults, 18 yrs. and older. For children ages 2-18 yrs., the vaccine is available as nasal spray. Children, ages 6 - 24 mos. receive the vaccine as a shot. For more information, contact Community Health Services at 740-399-8009.

 

Nov. 18, 2015: The Knox County Health Department’s Home Health Division has been recognized for its quality of patient care. The agency is one of five agencies in Ohio to be named a 2015 HHCAHPS Honors recipient. Read full story >>

 

 

Nov. 23, 2015; On the Monday before Thanksgiving, Research!America and other health organizations urge Americans to recognize public health professionals who work tirelessly to protect us from illness and injury. Read full story >> 

 

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