The Knox County Health Department is dedicated to providing public health services to address every-day and and emerging public health issues. Health department staff work hard to ensure the Health Department Vision and Mission are met:
Our Vision: Healthy people in a healthy community.
Our Mission: To serve Knox County bu assessing health and environmental needs, developing policies, and assuring those needs are effectively addressed.
The Knox County Health Department is responsible for the day-to-day safety and health of the public. On any given day, staff are conducting restaurant inspections, inspecting water wells, onsite wastewater treatments systems, providing immunizations, testing for STD's and HIV, dental services, writing grants, providing education to the community, and much more. Staff also addresses emerging issues such as West Nile Virus, COVID-19, and Bio-Emergency threats, as well as Influenza.