Public Health

The Portland Public Health Division improves the health of all people in the community by working together to prevent disease, promote health, and protect residents from environmental threats.


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Sharps/Needles on Public Property

If you find sharps/needles on public property, DO NOT PICK THEM UP. Please call the Department of Public Works at 207-874-8493 and a trained specialist will be dispatched to pick up the items and dispose of them properly. 

Health of Portland Report, 2019-2020

  1. City Launches Campaign to Remind People to ‘Stay the Course’ to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

    The City of Portland launched a new campaign this week to remind people to ‘Stay the Course’ to prevent further COVID-19 spread. Public health & economic development marketing effort seeks to ensure people don’t tire of taking necessary precautions. Read on...
  2. Portland’s Public Health Division Teams Up to Provide Flu Vaccine Clinics This Fall

    Beginning this month, the City, working with its partners, will offer no-cost flu vaccine opportunities at various locations. Additional flu clinics are being conducted at area businesses, at PHA sites, homeless shelters, and assisted living facilities. Read on...
  3. International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil 2020

    Portland Public Health Division’s Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction Services Program recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31). Read on...
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