Public Health


Lincoln County Public Health, in collaboration with our community partners, provides leadership to assure the conditions for healthy communities.


A thriving community of active, healthy people of all ages, abilities and cultures who are living, learning, working and playing together in a safe environment.

Key Staff

Public Health Division Director: Rebecca Austen
Maternal Child Health Program Manager: Shelley Paeth
Environmental Health Program Manager: Amy Chapman
Health Promotion Program Manager: Nicole Fields
Parents as Teachers Supervisor: Beatriz Botello
WIC Coordinator: Aracelis Irizarry


Maternal Child Health

Babies First Home Visits

Babies First targets children from birth to age three. Babies First is a developmental screening program for children at risk of developmental delay due to a variety of risk factors.


CaCoon (CAre COordinatiON) is a program for families that have children with special health needs.

Nurse Family Partnership

Nurse Family Partnership is a program to support first time pregnant moms through pregnancy and through their child's 2nd birthday.

Maternity Case Management

Maternity Case Management promotes positive pregnancy outcomes through education and support during pregnancy.

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers promotes the optimal early development, learning and health of children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers.

Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)

A nutrition education and food supplement program for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and infants and children under 5 years of age.

Communicable Disease - 24/7 Disease Reporting Telephone 541-265-4112

Communicable Disease Nursing

Provides counseling and testing for various diseases that are easily spread from person to person ( also known as communicable diseases).

Disease & Animal Bite Reporting

There are 50+ reportable diseases in Oregon. ALL animal bites must be reported to Lincoln County Public Health. This page explains when to call and what to report.

Flu Program

Lincoln County Health and Human Services coordinates flu shot clinics each fall.

HIV Care and Treatment Program

The HIV Care and Treatment Program provides the services of a Registered Nurse Case Manager for people of all ages living with HIV/AIDS.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections (STDs & STIs)

"Safety net' STD and STI screening appointments can be made for people who do not have medical insurance or who do not have a primary care medical home.



We are a safety net clinic (to be used if primary care is not available or accessible) that is able to provide immunizations to adults and children.

Birth and Death Certificates

Registration of all births and deaths in Lincoln County. Maintain vital statistics reports.

Health Promotion

Programs to promote good health through education.

Emergency Preparedness

Preparation for biological/chemical disasters and other emergency services.


It is the policy of the Board of Commissioner for Lincoln County not to discriminate against any person with regard to sex, race, color, creed, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, membership in other protected groups, association or political affiliation, veteran status or disability, (except for bona fide occupational qualifications) relating to terms of employment, provision of service to the public and access to public facilities. (Lincoln County Personnel Rules - 2006)