Health & Human Services

About Us
The Health and Human Services Department consists of four unique divisions: Public Health Division, Social Services Divisionthe 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.
  1. Health & Human Services Committee Meets January 10 to Discuss Goals for Upcoming Year

    The City Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will hold its first meeting of the year on January 10 at 5:30 PM in Room 209. The Committee will discuss its goals and work plan for the upcoming year and also receive a presentation... Read on...
  2. City Successfully Transfers Ryan White Grant to Greater Portland Health

    The City received notice from the U.S. DHHS, Health Resources and Services Administration that they have transferred the Ryan White Grant from the City of Portland to Greater Portland Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center. Read on...
  3. City Settles Lawsuit with DHHS Over General Assistance Reimbursement

    The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has settled a lawsuit with the Maine Department of Health & Human Services regarding the retroactive withholding of more than $1.3 million in General Assistance reimbursement from the City... Read on...
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