The local health board will seek help from the county government for a planned move.

The Knox County Health Department met Wednesday to discuss renting the Bierhaus Building from Good Samaritan Hospital.

The hospital recently acquired the 2nd Street property for use for outpatient services.

It’s been proposed that part of the building be used to house the Health Department.

If the move happens, the health department would have 2,000 more square feet than what they utilize now at the current location on 5th Street.

The hospital offered a five-year lease.

Health Department officials say financial assistance will be needed from the local government and approval of the move and funding requests from the county commissioners and council will be made soon.