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Health and Human Services

Washington County Health and Human Services cares for people, animals and the environment. We envision Washington County as a healthy, equitable and supportive community.

Together, we promote health and well-being by influencing policies, systems and environments; providing education, programs and services; and responding to the needs of vulnerable populations.

Our work is led and influenced by our values of equity, accountability, transparency, respect, cultural responsiveness and collaboration.

HHS is comprised of the following:

  • Administrative Services
  • Animal Services (includes Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter)
  • Behavioral Health (Mental Health and Addictions)
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Disability, Aging and Veteran Services (DAVS)
  • HHS Director's Office
  • Public Health
    • Disease Control and Prevention (DCAP)
    • Emergency Medical Services
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Environmental Health (includes Vital Records)
    • Maternal Child & Family Program
    • Medical Examiner Office
    • Public Health Strategy
    • Research, Analytics, Informatics and Data (RAID)
    • Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
  • Solid Waste & Recycling
Community Health Needs Assessment 2022 (PDF 5.01 MB)
This report is a community-informed and equity-centered health assessment of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties as well as Clark County, Washington.

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP): This plan defines how Washington County and community partners come together to improve health equity and address priority health issues

Funding Opportunities: Information on grants being offered through Health and Human Services

HHS Internships: Internships are a valuable part of a student's professional development, career path and future endeavors. Washington County Health and Human Services (HHS) provides opportunities to students by offering short-term learning experiences.

Notice of Nondiscrimination: Washington County Department of Health and Human Services does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. More information about assistive devices, alternative languages and the process for filing a complaint can be found on this page.


Nuevo programa de recolección de desechos de comida se lanza el 1 de octubre

Comenzando el 1 de octubre, los miembros de la comunidad en el área urbana no incorporada del Condado de Washington podrán incluir desechos de comida en el carrito para los desechos del jardín.

Food scraps collection program launches October 1

Starting October 1, community members in urban unincorporated Washington County can include food scraps in their yard debris roll carts.