About Us

Contact Us

  • Call 541-889-7279 to make an appointment or to learn more about our services.
  • For after-hours public health reporting, please call Malheur County Dispatch at 541-473-5125.
  • For Peer Support, call 541-709-8539.
  • For emergencies, call 911.
  • Fax: 541-889-8468.

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Our mission is promoting and protecting the health of our community through collaboration, education, prevention and delivery of compassionate care.

What is Public Health?

  • Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.
  • From conducting scientific research to educating about health, people in the field of public health work to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy. That can mean vaccinating children and adults to prevent the spread of disease. Or educating people about the risks of alcohol and tobacco. Public health sets safety standards to protect workers and develops school nutrition programs to ensure kids have access to healthy food.
  • While a doctor treats people who are sick, those of us working in public health try to prevent people from getting sick or injured in the first place. We also promote wellness by encouraging healthy behaviors.
  • Public health works to track disease outbreaks, prevent injuries and shed light on why some of us are more likely to suffer from poor health than others. The many facets of public health include speaking out for laws that promote smoke-free indoor air and seatbelts, spreading the word about ways to stay healthy and giving science-based solutions to problems. Learn more from the American Public Health Association at apha.org.

Interpreter & Other Assistive Services Available

  • Please use the Google Translate toolbar in the right sidebar of each page on this website to translate content.
  • We have many staff who speak English and Spanish, available to interpret in all programs. If you have difficulty understanding English or Spanish, we offer language assistance and interpreter services through a language line, Passport to Services, at no extra cost to you.
  • MCHD provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate with us, including written information in other formats, large print, audio and accessible electronic formats. MCHD provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
    • Qualified interpreters
    • Information written in other languages
    • Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) or a Text Telephone (TTY) if you have hearing or speech loss.

LGBTQIA+ Welcome

Find out more about services for LGBTQIA+ HERE.