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Public Health

Deschutes County Health Services has a primary responsibility to help address the basic health and wellness of Deschutes County residents. Public Health assesses, preserves, promotes, and protects the public’s health. Direct services include immunizations, birth control, women's annual exams, STD/STI testing, prenatal care, School Based Health Centers, as well as nutrition and health services to young children and their mothers. Other services include disease control, disaster preparedness, tobacco prevention, health education, and monitoring of community health. For information on specific Oregon public health laws visit: http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/.

24-hour Emergency Phone Numbers

  • If you have a medical or fire emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately
  • If you are in crisis, call 1-800-273-TALK - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • For poison emergency, call 1-800-222-1222
  • If you need help but don’t know where to turn, call 2-1-1 to find social services
  • For communicable disease reporting, call (541) 322-7418

Public Health Programs

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Public Health


Health Services Building
2577 NE Courtney Drive
Bend, OR 97701




(541) 322-7400


(541) 322-7465

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