Public Health

Communicable Diseases

All Oregon clinicians and labs are required by law to report certain diseases and conditions to local health departments. Reporting enables public health to do follow up surveillance, notify contacts and identify actual or potential disease outbreaks.

Physicians or laboratories will call to report at (541)967-3888 or 1-800-304-7468 (available 24/7 for communicable disease reporting). For information regarding what requires reporting visit:
Oregon Disease Reporting

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Key Facts About Norovirus Illness

Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Seasonal Flu

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Call 211 during regular office hours of Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm.

Visit for Oregon Ebola updates, FAQs and resources related to the current Ebola situation.


Public Health nurses do tuberculin skin testing (TST) for those who are uninsured or cannot afford the test or do not have a provider.

All cases of TB disease are monitored through case management. For more information on TB visit the DHS TB Control Program Site.

HIV Counseling and Testing

Linn County takes appointments to offer HIV Counseling and Testing for HIV in Albany, Lebanon and Sweet Home. Call 1-800-304-7468.

Ryan White Case Management Services

Nurse case managers assist HIV-positive people who live in Linn and Benton counties to obtain health insurance, medical care and other resources to improve their health, well-being and self-sufficiency. To speak with a Ryan White case manager:

  • Linn County residents may call: (541) 967-3888, ext. 2356
  • Benton County residents may call: (541) 936-1771


The Fact Sheet on Gonorrhea has been developed for local providers to alert about the increased rates of Gonorrhea in Linn County and treatment guidelines. Linn County Staff will be visiting the emergency room providers and immediate care providers to discuss the increased rates and treatment.



Office Hours

Most office sites are open Monday through Friday:

8:30 a.m. to noon
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

You can contact us at the addresses and telephone numbers below or by e-mailing our staff.



Main Office   view map
2730 SE Pacific Blvd
Albany, OR 97321

Telephone: 541-967-3888 (Available 24/7 for communicable disease reporting call 541-750-0090)
FAX: 541-926-2102
Toll free: 1-800-304-7468
TTY/TTD: 1-800-735-2900


Office   view map
1600 S Main St
Lebanon, OR 97355

Telephone: 541-451-5932
FAX: 541-258-5704
Toll free: 1-888-451-2631

Sweet Home

Office   view map
799 Long St
Sweet Home, OR 97386

Telephone: 541-367-3888
FAX: 541-367-2407
Toll free: 1-800-920-7571

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