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. Deadline Extended for Community Health Improvement Survey

    Portland’s Public Health Division encourages all those who live, learn, work and play in Portland to complete the 2021 Community Health Improvement Survey. The deadline has been extended to September 3. Read on...
  2. Barron Center Achieves Five-Star Medicare Rating

    The City of Portland is thrilled to announce that the Barron Center, the City’s 219-bed long-term skilled rehabilitation facility, has earned a five star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Read on...
  3. New Youth-Led Mural in Woodfords Corner

    For the second consecutive summer, Portland Public Health's Tobacco Prevention team was proud to serve as a host site for Gateway to Opportunity (G2O), a summer program coordinated through Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN). Read on...
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