Linn County Department of Health Services

Linn County Department of Health Services does not discriminate based on disability, race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, marital status, income, or sexual orientation.

No person will be turned away due to their inability to pay.

  • Sliding fee schedule applied to those who qualify.
  • Most insurance plans accepted including: Medicaid, Medicare, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and some private insurances.
Please call our offices if you have questions about the sliding fee schedule or insurance.

Programs and Services

The mission of Linn County Department of Health Services is to work together to promote the health and well-being of all Linn County residents.

News and Current Events

  • Linn County's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is proud to be one of the first Oregon counties to pilot the new electronic delivery system called eWIC. Find out more about the new eWIC Pilot Program here.
  • In response to need, Linn County Developmental Disablilites is actively recruiting children's foster care providers. Experience is not required and training, compensation and on-going professional support are provided. You must be at least 21 years of age, be capable of passing a criminal background check and in good health. Curious? Please contact our office; we would love the opportunity to talk to you about our program, the process of becoming a provider, and answer your questions. Ask to speak with Jeff Walpole at 541-967-3890.
  • September is National Preparedness Month. For some, preparedness can be overwhelming. Challenge yourself to one simple task a day this month. Join the fun at 30 Days 30 Ways. What are people asking about emergency preparedness? Visit Oregon Public Health to find out more. Has your household changed in the past couple of years? If so it's time to update your preparedness kit. Watch the video and get the checklist
  • Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather. Learn about heat-related illness and how to stay cool and safe in hot weather.
  • What affects you? When thinking about your wellness it’s easy to immediately think about how you feel physically, but as you know there are many things that affect how you feel.
  • Every year, Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members must renew their benefits. Watch your mailbox because OHP will send you a letter when it’s your turn to renew. Just fill out the requested information and return it. Renewing is that simple! Learn more about the Oregon Health Plan at
  • The Cancer You Can Prevent Campaign - Learn more about the Colorectal Cancer Screening Campaign.
  • The Oregon Health Plan (OHP) is a program that pays for low-income Oregonians’ health care. The State of Oregon and the US Government’s Medicaid program pay for it. InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organziation (IHN-CCO) is a managed care plan that works with the Division of Medical Assistance Programs (DMAP) to provide health services to eligible OHP members living in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties. Learn more by visiting the IHN-CCO webiste.
  • Linn County is now offering Mental Health First Aid training classes. Read more about it.
  • Visit for Oregon Ebola updates, FAQs and resources related to the current Ebola situation.

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Health Administration

The Health Administration page has an overview of the administrative, operational, staffing, and funding aspects of the various programs within the Linn County Department of Health Services.

Alcohol, Other Drug, and Problem Gambling Prevention & Treatment

Through its Alcohol & Drug Program the Linn County Department of Health Services provides community-based alcohol, other drug and problem gambling prevention and treatment services for adults and adolescents. Main information topic areas are:

  • Alcohol, Other Drug, and Problem Gambling Prevention
  • Problem Gambling Treatment for Adults, Adolescents, and Families
  • Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Treatment Services for Adolescents
  • Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Treatment Services for Adults
  • Special Corrections Treatment Programs for Adults
  • Multiple links to local resources organized by topic

Developmental Disabilities Programs

Developmental Disabilities explains levels of disability and then provides an overview of services offered.

Environmental Health Programs

The Environmental Health pages provide information about programs designed to control the factors that are responsible for the spread of disease through food, water, and other environmental exposures. Main program areas are:

  • Food, Pool, and Lodging: licensing and inspection
  • Onsite Wastewater Management: siting, permitting and inspection of septic systems
  • Safe Drinking Water: assuring proper operation and maintenance of public water systems
  • Solid Waste & Recycling: assuring equity in services and rates for rural Linn County
  • Community Health: disease prevention and control, services for housing rehabilitation and other community programs, and enforcement of public health laws

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services pages provide information about Crisis Intervention, making appointments, and services provided. Main information topic areas are:

  • Crisis Intervention contact information
  • Service Offerings
  • Specialty Programs
  • Multiple links to resources for more information

Public Health Programs

The Public Health pages have guidelines for flu shots, and communicable diseases including HIV and AIDS. The main topic ares are:

  • Communicable Disease
  • Immunization Programs
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • WIC Nutrition Program
  • Reproductive Health
  • Maternal-Child Health Programs
  • Tobacco Prevention
  • Wellness
  • Vital Statistics





Main Office   view map

315 4th Avenue SW
Albany, OR 97321

Telephone: 541-967-3888
Toll free: 1-800-304-7468
FAX: 541-924-6904
TTY/TTD: 1-800-735-2900

Office Hours

Monday — Friday:
8:30 a.m. — 12 noon
1 p.m. — 5 p.m.

Other Resources

Regional Health Assessment
Emergency Operations Plan
InterCommunity Health Network CCO
Oregon Health Authority CCO Implementation
Resource Links

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