Our mission is to work in partnership with the communities we serve, to assure, promote and protect the health of the people of Multnomah County.
Health Department contacts
Phone numbers for all programs, services and issues covered by the Health Department.
How to prevent the flu, including where to find flu shots and resources for work and school.
For medical professionals
Reporting of communicable diseases is required under Oregon statute and allowed by HIPAA.
Lead poisoning information
A significant number of Portland children may be at risk for lead poisoning. The Leadline program coordinates lead testing and prevention
We offer free lead screening clinics where we give blood tests to children under 6 years old. We also provide kits to test the lead content of your water at home.
Pest prevention and control
Pest prevention, learn to Identify bed bugs/rats/mosquitoes and learn where they live, control infestations, use pesticides safely.
Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are nuisance insects that feed on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded animals (including birds, rodents, bats and pets).
Protect friends, family, and yourself from illness by preparing safe food. These tips include information on: personal hygiene, food temperatures, and more.
Department of County Human Services provides and funds services across the lifespan for:
- Older adults and people with physical disabilities
- People with intellectual or developmental disabilities
- Finding food
- Domestic and sexual violence
- Housing stability
- Energy assistance and weatherization
- SUN schools (educational success, social and support services for youth, families and community members)
- Bienestar de la Familia (Ayudando a promover el bienestar de las familias y comunidades Latinas en el condado de Multnomah)