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 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 44th Annual Great American Smokeout

    Public Health Officials Encourage You to Quit Smoking. November 21 is the 44th Annual Great American Smokeout. Since 1976, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout, a public awareness event encouraging people to quit smoking. Read on...
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