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.
  1. India Street STD Clinic Now Offers Online Appointment Scheduling

    Patients can now make appointments online for the India Street STD Clinic. Visit https://portlandmaine.gov/863/STD-Clinic to book now. Limited appointments are offered on Tuesday afternoons followed by drop-in hours and Thursday is now all appointments. Read on...
  2. Council’s Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee to Hold Public Hearing on November 27

    The HHS and Public Safety Committee will meet next on November 27 at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers. The meeting will include a Committee discussion on the preferred model concept for how the City provides homeless services and emergency shelter. Read on...
  3. City Seeks New Director of Oxford Street Shelter

    The City will begin advertising today for a new director of the Oxford Street Shelter following the news that its current director, Rob Parritt, will be leaving his full-time role in mid-October. He will continue to assist the City on a part-time basis... Read on...
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