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Eastside School-Linked Health Center Moving to Centennial High School

map of Centennial High School location

The Eastside School-Linked Heath Center will close on Monday, April 21. We will reopen at Centennial High School the week of May 5th at our new location, 3505 SE 182nd Ave, Portland. New location, same great staff and service focused on you! The number will remain the same: 503-988-5488.

Bus Lines: #4 Division/Fessenden, #9 Powell Blvd, #87 Airport Way/181st Ave

Need services while we’re moving?

Call 503-988-5488.


Report: Trends in Opiate-Related Deaths in Multnomah County

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The Health Department analyzed data from the Medical Examiner’s Office for opiate-related deaths in Multnomah County. This report describes current trends in deaths involving heroin and prescription opiates from 2009-2013.


March 31 deadline approaches for health insurance enrollment: get help at application fairs

Health insurance application fair

The deadline for people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is March 31. Carmen Ruiz, a working mother of two, was able to choose a plan and sign up easily at a Multnomah County application fair this week. The county will hold three more application fairs to help you sign up for Cover Oregon qualified health plans. 


Time Running Out for School Vaccinations

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School exclusion day is coming up, and any children missing vaccinations will be unable to attend school or child care starting February 19. The Health Department is holding a series of immunization clinics at different locations to bring kids up to date and keep them in school.


50 years of progress in tobacco prevention

Tobacco-free signs at Multnomah County

Fifty years ago, 42 percent of U.S. adults regularly smoked. The habit had been shown to cause lung cancer in 1950, but it wasn’t until the Surgeon General’s January 1964 report Smoking and Health that the U.S. government formally acknowledged the link between tobacco and cancer.


Effective January 1, 2014: No Smoking in Cars with Children

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Effective January 1, 2014, Senate Bill 444 A makes smoking in a motor vehicle with a minor under the age of 18 present a secondary traffic violation. If you smoke in a car with children, you may be fined a maximum of $250 for the first offense and $500 for the second or subsequent offense.


School-Based Health Centers Winter Break Schedule

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School-based health centers will be closed Dec. 23 to Jan. 3 for winter break. Students are encouraged to contact our Eastside Clinic in Gresham at 503-988-5488 for health services during the holidays.


Health Department 2012 Annual Report

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See what we accomplished in 2012. Our annual report highlights just a few examples of the work and services that many people on the front lines and behind the scenes perform every day to help support a healthy Multnomah County.


World Breastfeeding Week Celebration Supports Nursing Moms

mom and baby

WIC clients are invited to join us as we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1-7) with health fairs at Multnomah County WIC locations. The fairs will feature activities and resources to help support nursing moms.


Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Townsend Farms Frozen Berry Mix

Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend Frozen Berries

Townsend Farms is recalling its Organic Antioxidant Blend of frozen berries due to a hepatitis A outbreak that has sickened 49 people. The product is sold at many stores, including 13 Costco stores in Oregon.

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