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.

Are you a client of the India Street Public Health Center?
We want to hear from you!

We are seeking your feedback regarding the City of Portland’s plan to consolidate social services and public health programs under one roof at 39 Forest Avenue in Portland. The goal is to make these services easier to access for clients of these programs. This consolidation will include the clinical services offered at India Street Public Health Center - The Portland Community Free Clinic, STD Clinic, and the Needle Exchange Program. Your participation in this survey will provide valuable information as staff begin planning the transition to this new space. Participation is voluntary. Thank you!

Take the India Street Client Survey:

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If you are interested in learning more about the proposed plan, please see the attached memo and presentation from the April 13th, 2021 Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee for more detailed explanation. 


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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. 

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