151 West 7th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

541-682-3804 FAX

Office Hours
Charnelton Building
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Alicia Hays, Director

Karen Gaffney, Assistant Director

Lisa Nichols,
Assistant Director

Health and Human Services 

"To Promote and Protect the Health and Well Being of all Individuals, Families and Communities of Lane County"

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.
More information can be found by visiting the Lane County Public Health website at or by calling 541-682-4041.

May 29, 2015

Meningococcal Update

Oregon Public Health officials have confirmed a seventh case of meningococcal disease linked to a University of Oregon outbreak that began in mid-January. A 52-year-old man who visited his daughter on the UO campus developed the disease. The University worked quickly to provide prophylaxis to his close contacts. Six previous cases were UO undergraduate students. One case resulted in the death of a student from Meningococcemia on February 17. 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.

April 29, 2015

University of Oregon Students  It's Time for Round Two

Need Bexsero 2nd dose? (the 2 dose series of meningococcal vaccine for Meningitis B)

  • The 2nd dose should be received at least 30 days after the 1st. Bexsero is available at many local pharmacies. Call the pharmacy and your insurance company before you go to ensure availability and coverage. Pharmacies carrying Bexsero in Eugene/Springfield are listed here.
  • Call the UO Health Center at 541-346-2770 to make an appointment to receive the vaccination there.

If you need the 2nd dose of Trumenba (the 3 dose series), see the UO Health Center website at for information.

Meningococcus bacteria spread by coughing, sneezing, or close personal contact such as sharing drinks or kissing. You can be a carrier and spread the bacteria without becoming ill. There have been six cases of type B meningococcal disease at the UO since mid-January 2015. One student died. The University of Oregon, Lane County Public Health, and Oregon Health Authority are working to prevent further infections. 

For more information and frequently asked questions:
 -- Meningococcal FAQ
 -- Meningococcal Type B Vaccine FAQ






Flu Vaccine is now Available!

The Communicable Disease Program is offering the flu vaccine at its weekly clinic, held every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Charnelton Community Clinic (151 W. 7th St.). Vaccinations are also available by appointment. Follow the Communicable Disease link on the left to schedule. 

To learn more about the vaccine, check out the CDC's website

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It is the policy of Lane County to serve all individuals who are eligible for its programs without regard to any non-merit factor. Accordingly, Lane County does not tolerate discrimination by its employees when they are serving individuals who are eligible for its programs based on any non-merit factor, including race, national origin, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (physical or mental), age, status as a parent, genetic information, socio-economic status, political affiliation, marital or veteran status.