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Public Health Division: Contact Information and Emergency Numbers

For the Public: 24-hour Emergency Numbers

  • If you have a medical or fire emergency, call 911 immediately
  • If you are thinking about suicide, call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • For a poison emergency, call 1-800-222-1222
  • National domestic violence hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)
  • National sexual assault hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
  • To report abuse of a child or vulnerable adult in Oregon: 1-855-503-SAFE (1-855-503-7233)

Contacts for Public Health Partners ONLY

24-hour Public Health Emergency Numbers:

Communicable Diseases: 971-673-1111
Health care providers are required by law to report certain diseases and conditions; those reports should be made to the patient's local health department. Local health departments can contact the Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention Program 24-hours a day at 971-673-1111.  Read more...
On-Call Duty Officer: 971-246-1789
The on-call duty officer is the Public Health Division's 24-hour central point of contact for urgent issues. The duty officer directs calls to specific programs. During business hours, normal program contacts are encouraged. For after hours issues, or if you can't reach the program, contact the duty officer. You may also page the duty officer at 503-938-6790.
Oregon Emergency Response System: 1-800-452-0311
OERS is the primary point of contact by which any public agency provides the state notification of an emergency or disaster, or requests access to state or federal resources. Local public safety agencies such as law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services normally provide the first response to an incident. Read more...
Oregon Radiological Emergency Response: 971-673-0490
The Radiological Emergency Response team can answer questions, advise actions, and if necessary, respond to any radiological emergency within the state of Oregon. An answering service is available when the office is closed. Fire or Police agencies should call the Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS) at 1-800-452-0311 to initiate a contact. Read more...

Contact Us

Front Desk: 971-673-1222
FAX: 971-673-1299
TTY-TDD: 971-673-1222

Birth and Death Certificates
Orders Hotline: 888-896-4988
Vital Records walk-in hours:
9 AM - 4 PM weekdays

Telephone only, no on-site services
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Mon-Fri

Local Health Department Listing


800 NE Oregon Street
Portland, OR 97232

Hours of Operation

Available 24-hours