Public Health 

Our Mission is to preserve, protect and promote the health
of all people in Lane County

We envision a future in which all members of the community value and promote healthy attitudes and behaviors.

To learn more about the programs and
services offered click the links on the left.


August 24, 2015

Smoke continues in the Willamette Valley

For the current Air Quality Index in Lane County, visit the LRAPA  page:

The Oregon Smoke Blog has an overview of the whole state and can help you plan activities based on their outlook of smoke conditions. 

July 30, 2015

Extreme Heat this week in Lane County

Lane County Public Health wants to remind everyone that excessive heat exposure can have serious health consequences and even death.

  • Older adults (65 years and older), infants and children and people with chronic medical conditions are more prone to heat stress.
  • Drink cool, nonalcoholic beverages and increase your fluid intake, regardless of your activity level.
  • Air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death. During conditions of extreme heat, spend time in locations with air-conditioning such as shopping malls, public libraries, or public health sponsored heat-relief shelters in your area.

Beat the heat in Lane County (even a short time away from the heat can make a difference!).

CDC Extreme Heat guide:

Here's a list of places near you where you can cool off: CLICK HERE 

July 30, 2015

Meningococcal Update

Oregon Public Health Officials continue monitoring for cases of meningococcal disease linked to a University of Oregon outbreak that began in mid-January. There have been no new cases linked to this outbreak since late May. Vaccine was offered to incoming students at the campus orientations throughout the summer and continues to be widely available in local pharmacies and in all of Oregon.  University of Oregon, Lane County, and Oregon Health Authority are working together to prevent further infections.

People who had
close contact with a person diagnosed with type B meningococcal disease related to this outbreak should contact Lane County Health Department at (541) 682-4041. A nurse will help decide if antibiotics are needed to prevent illness. 

For more information and frequently asked questions:

--  Meningococcal FAQ
--  Meningococcal Type B Vaccine FAQ

June 5, 2015

Springfield: Tests Negative for Neisseria Meningitidis

Earlier today, tests indicated that a case associated with Springfield Public Schools does not have Neisseria meningitidis. This “rule out” is part of the standard practice of Lane County Public Health and is a regular function of the County working with patients and medical providers to keep the community safe from communicable diseases.

At this time, Lane County Public Health is not concerned about elevated risk for students in the Springfield School District. Our team’s concern, first and foremost, is the health and safety of our community.













LCPH services are available regardless of age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status. LCPH facilities are wheelchair accessible. LCPH materials are available upon request in alternative formats such as: large print, Braille and other languages.