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.

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  1. City Hires Bob Fowler as New Public Health Director

    The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Bob Fowler as the city’s new Public Health Director after an extensive search and interview process. For the last six years, Fowler served as the Executive Director at Milestone Recovery. Read on...
  2. City of Portland Following CDC Guidelines Regarding Coronavirus Precautions

    The City of Portland is actively engaged and monitoring guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Maine CDC regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 preparations and precautions. Read on...
  3. India Street Clinic Presents - Free HIV and STD Testing

    The India Street Clinic will be holding free HIV and STD Testing and Counseling at Candy's, 34 Portland Street, Saturday, February 29, 2:00 PM to 5:00. Visit Candy's for more information or call (207)874-8768. Read on...
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