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. 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...
  2. Portland Public Health Division & Spurwink to Offer FREE virtual Narcan Training!

    Celebrate recovery, safe a life! Read on...
  3. Portland Police Report Spike in Drug Overdoses

    Portland Police report a spike in recent drug overdoses. There have been seven fatal and 79 non-fatal overdoses since May 1, 2020 with one fatal and nine non-fatal overdoses in just the past week alone. Read on...
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