Health & Human Services

Health services

General information

Health Department
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.

Flu information
How to prevent the flu, including where to find flu shots and resources for work and school.

For medical professionals

Disease reporting
Reporting of communicable diseases is required under Oregon statute and allowed by HIPAA.

Healthy homes

Lead poisoning information
A significant number of Portland children may be at risk for lead poisoning. The Leadline program coordinates lead testing and prevention

Lead testing
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
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).

Food safety
Protect friends, family, and yourself from illness by preparing safe food. These tips include information on: personal hygiene, food temperatures, and more.

Human services

General information

Department of County Human Services provides and funds services across the lifespan for: