The new Knox County Community Health Center will celebrate National Health Center Week with an open house on Monday, Aug. 14 from 4-6 p.m. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. coordinated by the Mount Vernon-Knox County Chamber of Commerce. The Health Center is located inside the Knox County Health Department at the corner of Upper Gilchrist and Coshocton roads, just up the road from Wal-Mart.
The event is open to the public and will include tours of the Health Center, an opportunity to meet the healthcare providers, refreshments and give-aways.
The Knox County Community Health Center first opened for business in April. It is funded by a renewable grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA). The Center’s purpose is to offer needed access to healthcare services to improve health outcomes for Knox County residents and others in adjacent counties.
The Health Center is a patient-centered medical home offering preventive and primary care to patients of all ages. Medical services include, but are not limited to: treatment of illness such as ear aches, colds, sore throats and sinus infections; management of chronic disease such as diabetes; physical exams for work, school and sports; well-child exams; immunizations for children and adults; and women’s health including pregnancy tests and Pap tests.
Dental services include cleanings, fillings, sealants, extractions, x-rays, fluoride treatments, oral health exams and oral cancer screenings.
For more information, contact Pam Palm at 740-399-8002 or via email at [email protected]