Public Health

24/7 Contact: Washington County Public Health's contact number for reporting public health emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is 503-846-3594.

Washington County Public Health achieved national accreditation in spring of 2017. Read all about this accomplishment in our press release.

Mission: Washington County Public Health improves and protects the public's health across the lifespan through prevention, education, oversight and partnerships with a focus on equity.

Vision: Healthy People, Thriving Communities

Ten Essential Public Health Services

Community Health Assessment Summary of Findings (2016)

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

: Go behind the scenes with Washington County Public Health by watching our brief video.

Public health works to protect individuals and communities against the spread of disease, injuries and environmental hazards while promoting and encouraging healthier lifestyles. From "No Smoking" signs to organizing immunization clinics, from restaurant inspections to bike paths, public health is all around us –protecting our health by safeguarding the places where we live, work and play.

Internships may be available. Complete and submit this form if interested.

Here are links to some of our primary services/activities:

HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices (English)

HIPAA Aviso de Prácticas de Privacidad (Español)