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. Public Health Staff Remind Residents About Indoor Gatherings Guidance and COVID-19 Prevention

    Portland’s Public Health Division wishes all a Happy Thanksgiving and would like to provide you with some tips for celebrating safely. Read on...
  2. Portland Public Health Recognizes 45th Annual Great American Smokeout

    November 19, 2020 is the 45th annual Great American Smokeout. Since 1976, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout, a public awareness event to encourage people to quit smoking. Read on...
  3. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

    Saturday, October 24, 2020 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM is the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Law enforcement agencies throughout the state will be collecting unused or unneeded prescription medications so that they can be properly disposed. Read on...
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