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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
    • Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter
  • Behavioral Health
    • Mental Health
    • Addictions
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Disability, Aging and Veteran Services (DAVS)
  • HHS Director's Office
  • Solid Waste & Recycling
  • Public Health
    • Disease Control and Prevention (DCAP)
    • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Environmental Health
    • Maternal Child & Family Program (MCF)
    • Medical Examiner's Office (MEO)
    • Public Health Strategy
    • Research, Analytics, Informatics and Data (RAID)
    • Vital Records
    • Women, Infants & Children (WIC)


We are working together to decrease the possibility of suicide, alcohol, tobacco, drug use, and other mental health challenges.


HHS provides opportunities to students by offering short-term learning experiences.

Funding Opportunities

Information on grants being offered through Health and Human Services.


The Community Health Improvement Plan defines how we come together to improve health equity and address priority health issues.

Community Health Needs Assessment

Read the 2022 report (184 pages) for the quad-county region.

Nondiscrimination and HIPAA


Medical Examiner seeks help identifying a man found deceased April 20 in Beaverton

The Washington County Medical Examiner’s Office is seeking assistance identifying a man found deceased on April 20 at a Beaverton MAX station.

Statement on Oregon Court of Appeals Ruling on Ordinance 878

Although a Washington County Circuit Court ruling in 2022 put the ordinance on hold, today’s opinion completely reverses that 2022 ruling. The case is now being sent back to Washington County Circuit Court for further proceedings.
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