Health & Human Services

About Us


The Health and Human Services Department consists of four unique divisions: Public Health Division, Social Services Division, the Barron Center, (A city-owned long-term care facility) Office of Elder Affairs.

We strive to enhance the health and well-being of the residents of Portland in collaboration with our community, state, and federal partners.
  1. Council’s Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee to Hold Public Hearing on November 27

    The HHS and Public Safety Committee will meet next on November 27 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers. The meeting will include a Committee discussion on the preferred model concept for how the City provides homeless services and emergency shelter. Read on...
  2. City to Offer Three Community Flu Clinics this Fall

    The City's Public Health Division is once again working with VNA Home Health Hospice to hold community flu clinics this fall. Public Health officials encourage people to get the flu shot. Those without insurance will be given the vaccine for free. Read on...
  3. City Seeks New Director of Oxford Street Shelter

    The City will begin advertising today for a new director of the Oxford Street Shelter following the news that its current director, Rob Parritt, will be leaving his full-time role in mid-October. He will continue to assist the City on a part-time basis... Read on...
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