Who We Are

Multnomah County Health Department works with communities to advance health equity, protect our most vulnerable, and promote health and wellness for everyone.

We are a leader in addressing leading causes of death through a racial equity lens.

Our Work

From managing disease outbreaks to providing trauma-informed care to those with serious mental illness, we monitor and respond to a wide range of environmental threats and health emergencies, and provide unique services across the lifespan.

Our work is carried out through:

  • Core public health programs
  • Community-oriented primary care services
  • Behavioral health systems coordination and care
  • Environmental health programs
  • Emergency medical services
  • Health services in jails
  • Medical examiner program
  • Community-based health assessments and practice

We look forward to serving, partnering and working with you.


The Health Department's work is carried out through the following divisions:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Corrections Health
  • Financial & Business Management
  • Health Officer
  • Integrated Clinical Services
  • Operations
  • Public Health

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Executive Leadership

Valdez Bravo
Interim Health Department Director

Wendy Lear
Deputy Director of Financial & Business Management

Chantell Reed
Interim Deputy Director of Operations

Dr Teresa Everson
Interim Health Officer

D.J. Rhodes
Director, Integrated Clinical Services

Jessica Guernsey
Director, Public Health

Heather Mirasol
Interim Director, Behavioral Health

Myque Obiero
Director, Corrections Health

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Multnomah County Health Department
619 NW 6th Ave
Portland, Oregon, 97209 (MAP)


503-988-3676 fax
877-735-7525 TDD

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