Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

We want Columbia County to be a healthy, safe place for everyone to live, work and play. A healthy community includes clean air and water, stable and affordable housing, access to healthy food and streets designed to prevent injury.

Tobacco Use

Columbia County Public Health works to prevent and reduce tobacco use, promote healthy communities, reduce the influence of tobacco product marketing and encourage tobacco users to quit. 

Learn about tobacco use in Columbia County and ways to quit smoking →

Opioid Safety

While prescription opioids have been used as painkillers, they have great potential for misuse. 

Public Health Quick Links
General Information
Phone Numbers
503-397-7247 24-hour Reporting 503-397-7247
Fax: 888-204-8568
Emergencies: Dial 911
230 Strand St.
Columbia County Courthouse Annex
St. Helens,

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30


Columbia County Public Health is committed to improving the quality of life and protecting the health and well-being of all residents by addressing social, economic, and environmental conditions. Our goal is to ensure that all people in Columbia County have the opportunity for a healthy life.