Health Department

Our Mission

"To promote health and wellness by providing education, support, and healthcare services to the community."

Patient Care

Clinic Hours

Please call 541-523-8211 for available appointments. For hearing impaired please call 1-800-735-2900 FREE.
We are open Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm.(Closed between 12p-1p for lunch)
WIC is available every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.(Closed between 12p-1p for lunch)
Extended and Travel Clinics are available at various times throughout the year.

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2200 4th Street
Baker City, OR 97814
Phone: (541) 523-8211
Fax: (541) 523-8242
TTY: 1-800-735-2900

Baker County Health Department (BCHD) is available to all, that no individual is excluded from participation, denied benefits, or subject to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion, culture and/or financial status.

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Babies First!

Babies First! is a nurse home visiting program for families with babies and young children up to age 5. The goal of Babies First! is to help families make sure that their babies are healthy as they grow and learn.

  • Weigh your baby
  • Help with breastfeeding
  • Check to make sure your child is learning and growing, as they should
  • Help you keep your child's teeth and smile healthy
  • Offer information about what to expect as your child grows and develops
  • Help you build a happy, loving, and fun relationship between you and your child
  • Answer questions about keeping yourself and your child healthy and help you know when to see the doctor
  • Help you recognize what your child is telling you before he/she can talk
  • Help you make your home safe for your child
  • Work with you to solve problems that affect your family's health
  • Help you get health care and/or apply for the Oregon Health Plan
  • Refer you to other services you might need

  • Babies First Forms.

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    What is the CaCoon Program?
  • The CaCoon program serves families with children from birth to age 20 who have (or are at risk of having) a chronic health condition or disability. CaCoon care coordination services are offered by public health nurses who are specially trained to care for children and youth with special health needs. Since family members have a central role in the care of their child, all services are planned around the desires and concerns of the family.

  • How Can a CaCoon Nurse Help My Family?
    A CaCoon nurse works with your family and your child's health care providers to do some or all of the following things:
  • Help you find information about your child's condition
  • Screen your child for any concerns regarding development, nutrition, hearing, vision, or other health issues
  • Partner with you to advocate for your child and family
  • Help you family locate financial assistance to help pay for your child's care
  • Refer you to parent or family support organizations
  • Refer you to local resources for early intervention - physical, occupational, speech, and preschool
  • Work with any other service providers to address your concerns

  • Who Can Use the CaCoon Program?
  • Families with children and young adults, from birth through age 20, who have chronic health conditions or disabilities. Eligibility is not tied to family income or insurance status. There is no charge to families. If you would like information or resources about specialized health services and want to know more about CaCoon, contact Baker County Health Department and ask to speak with a CaCoon nurse.

  • You can contact the Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs office at:
    Phone: 503-494-8303

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    Communicable Diseases

    Communicable Diseases are "an infectious disease transmissible (as from person to person) by direct contact with an affected individual or the individual's discharges or by indirect means (as by a vector)" - Merriam-Webster Dictionary


    Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention Program:
    Lists Reportable Diseases

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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    Environmental Health


    Baker County Health Department provides water testing kits for the public through Table Rock Analytical Labs and Magic Valley Labs. The kits test for Bacteria (including Coliforms), Nitrates (minerals), and Arsenic. Once you receive your water test kit supplies from the Health Department you can submit the water samples and fees to the above labs.

    For More Information Contact:
    Table Rock Analytical Laboratory
    419 SW 5th Street
    Pendleton, OR 97801

    Magic Valley Lab
    210 Addison Avenue
    Twin Falls, ID 83301
    Phone: 1-208-733-4250
    Fax: 1-888-733-4250

    The Health Department has temporary food licenses for special events

    For Restaurant and Food Site Inspections please call:

    Craig Geddes, MPH REHS
    251 B Street West
    Vale, OR 97918
    (541) 473-5186
    Fax: (541) 473-5580
    Web: Malheur County Environmental Health Services

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    Family Planning

    The Family Planning program provides low cost reproductive health services, birth control, outreach and education in order to promote sexual health and well being, and to reduce unintended pregnancies. The qualification to receive family planning services is the ability to reproduce.

    Available Services:
  • Pregnancy tests and pregnancy counseling
  • Birth control counseling and instructions
  • Pelvic exams and pap smears
  • Health education

  • Available Birth Control Methods:
  • Abstinence
  • BCP's
  • Condoms
  • Depo Provera
  • Intrauterine Devices (IUD)
  • Natural Family Planning
  • Nuva Ring
  • Ortho Evra (Patch)
  • Spermicides
  • Nurses are available to speak with Monday through Friday

    CCARE: Oregon’s Contraceptive Care
    SAFENET: Oregon SafeNet is a statewide toll-free health information and referral hotline.

    Family Planning Forms.

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    For more information, please visit the State of Oregon Vaccines and Immunization page.

    Immunization Forms.

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    Oregon's Health Security Preparedness and Response (HSPR) is an effort to anticipate, detect, assess, and understand the health risks and impacts of an emergency. We are here to translate this understanding into action to protect the public's health and mitigate harm.

    Local and state public health authorities have always played an important role in all phases of the emergency management system, including: preparedness planning and hazard mitigation, emergency response, and disaster recovery. This new level of commitment to public health preparedness improves local and state capacity to respond to any health emergency.

    The Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement and the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP).

    Health Security Preparedness and Response ensures that every community and hospital has an improving level of preparedness for health and medical emergencies by supporting the development and testing of plans, training and collaboration between communities and with adjacent states. HSPR has been a part of state leadership in advancing the state's plans for pandemic influenza and the development of a state Crisis Communication Plan. Through this program, Oregon is far better prepared to detect and respond to a public health emergency.

    Create your own plan, create a kit, and get informed about disasters.
    Get your kids involved!:

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    School Based Clinic

    Baker County Health Department currently provides health care services at the School-Based Health Center (SBHC) located inside Baker High School. The SBHC is available to provide health care related services to all school-aged students in Baker County (K-12).


    Our staff includes Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, a Registered Nurse, and a Qualified Mental Health Professional.

    We are open each day school is in session - Monday through Thursday.

    We provide the following Services:

    Immunizations. We have all of the vaccines on hand that school aged children would commonly receive including HPV, Meningococcal, Tetanus (Tdap), Hep A, and seasonal Flu.

    Comprehensive Physical Exams.
    Health care providers and SBHC Certification Requirements strongly recommend that adolescents receive a physical exam every year. This includes a brief eye exam, body mass index calculation, a review of body systems, and a health assessment that explores nutrition, physical activity, emotional well-being, safety, and social topics.

    Sports Physicals.
    A Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant will complete the OSAA Physical Examination form required to compete in Oregon High School and Middle School athletic activities. We do not bill insurance for sports physicals. There is a $20 fee at the time of service. Don't wait for the day before practice to schedule an appointment!

    Age-Appropriate Reproductive Health. Adolescents have questions. We provide a safe environment for students to ask those questions. Our health care providers also give classroom presentations on health topics when requested by teachers.
    Mental Health. A Qualified Mental Health Professional is on staff Monday through Thursday during school hours. The counselor deals with such topics as depression, anxiety, bullying, suicide, and substance abuse.

    Early detection, diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury. We see students with athletic or P.E. injuries or if you just plain aren't feeling well. Walk-in appointments are available and we also schedule appointments.

  • Vision, dental, and blood pressure screenings.
  • Routine lab tests.
  • Health education, counseling and wellness promotion.
  • Fitness and nutrition education and counseling.
  • Referrals for healthcare services not provided at the health center.
  • COST: School-Based Health Centers are funded through third-party insurance, Medicaid, grants and public funds. Providing us with insurance information allows us to bill your insurance and reduces our need for public funding so we can provide services to as many students as possible. If your insurance doesn't pay for all or part of the cost you are not responsible for any out-of-pocket expenses with the exception of Immunizations and Labs.

    SURVEY: Students between the ages of 12 and 19 who visit the SBHC may be asked to complete an anonymous survey after their visit. The survey asks about the student's satisfaction and experience at the SBHC, as well as some general questions about their physical and mental health status. Students can refuse to take the survey and this will not affect their ability to get care at the SBHC. To see a copy of the survey, please go to the "SBHC Data Requirements link on If you have questions about the survey, please contact the SBHC State Program Office at

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    Baker County Health Department (BCHD) provides confidential, low cost, STI infection screening.

    All information disclosed by clients is confidential.

    STI tests done at BCHD:
  • Chlamydia/Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • HIV
  • Community Education:
    Nurses are available to discuss the following topics with schools, youth programs, drug and alcohol programs, and others by request.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • HIV Prevention
  • Birth Control Methods
    Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention Program:

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Disease Fact Sheets

    STI Forms.

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    Tobacco Prevention Education Program

    The tobacco industry spends $137 million per year to reach into every community in Oregon to promote and sell its products. In Oregon children and adults are bombarded with messages pushing them to smoke cigarettes or chew tobacco. As well, Portland is being used as a test market for marketing smokeless tobacco products and other forms of tobacco, such as hookahs.

    Oregon's Tobacco Prevention and Education Program funds local tobacco control programs to engage Oregonians in their homes, workplaces, schools, and other public places. These programs are found at county health departments, tribes, schools, and community-based organizations throughout Oregon. They counter tobacco marketing where it matters the most - in the places where people work, play, learn and live.
    Oregon's Tobacco Prevention and Education Program works with diverse partners statewide to:
  • Promote smoke-free environments and communities
  • Reduce the influence of tobacco product marketing.
  • Encourage tobacco users to quit.

  • These programs engage their communities and challenge them to become healthier through preventing tobacco use and they have seen real results from their efforts. Local programs statewide are critical to turning the tide of death and disability from tobacco use in Oregon.

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    The Quit Line is open seven days a week, 4:00 AM to 12:00 AM (Pacific time)

    Should you call the Quit Line?
  • Are you ready to quit? Call and we'll help you make your quit plan.
  • Are you not quite ready to quit? Call and we'll help you get started.
  • Have you tried to quit and it didn't work? It can take more than one try to quit for good. Don't be discouraged. Call us. We'll help you make a new quit plan.
  • Have you already quit? We know it's hard for a while. If you need some help to stay tobacco-free, please call us.
  • 1. Call the Quit Line - Talk with an expert Quit Coach We know what you’re going through. We don’t nag or lecture. We help you feel more confident about quitting for good. There are many different ways to quit. We’ll help you make a plan that will work for you.
  • Tips on what to do when you have the urge to smoke or chew.
  • Times and situations when you usually smoke or chew, and ways to change these routines when you quit.
  • If you've tried to quit, we’ll talk about what hasn’t worked and new things you could try.
  • We’ll tell you about medications that can help you quit. We may be able to send you free nicotine patches or gum.

  • 2. Get more help from your Quit Guide - We’ll send you a Quit Guide chosen just for you.
    3. Ask for support and plan your rewards- Tell your family and friends about your quit plan and ask for their support plan rewards for yourself!
    4. Quit and celebrate - Save money! Enjoy better health! Feel great about yourself!
    5. If you ever need more help, call us again for free. 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)

    Spanish Quit Line: 1-877-2NO-FUME (1-877-266-3863)

    TTY: 1-877-777-6534

    Quit Smoking Websites
  • Ex: Re-learn Live Without Cigarettes (
  • You Can Quit Smoking Now (
  • Complete Guide to Quitting (American Cancer Society)
  • Freedom from Smoking (American Lung Association®)
  • Live chat with a quit counselor (National Cancer Institute LiveHelp)
  • TeenQuit (
  • My Last Dip: quit smokeless tobacco (Oregon Research Institute
  • Above information is from the Oregon Health Authority Tobacco Prevention website found at:

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    Vital Records

    Birth and Death Certificates Certified Copies of birth and death certificates are available through the Baker County Registrar up to six months after the event.

    To Order Locally:
    -Complete an order form at the Baker County Health Department.
    -Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday
    -Please bring current valid ID or legal representative document.
    -$25 for each record.

    To Order After 6 Months:
    -An order form may be picked up at the Baker County Health
     Department for births or deaths occurring more than 6 months ago.
    -You may also contact the Oregon State Vital Records at: (971) 673-1190
    -You may order a vital record by mail or by going to
    -$25 for the first record; $25 for each additional copy of the same record ordered at the same time. The $25 fee is non-refundable once the search for the record has been completed.

    Birth Certificates
    When ordering birth records, please include with your order the full name of the person on the certificate, date and place of birth, parent's full names including the mother's full maiden name and your relationship to the person on the record. By law, only immediate family members or legal representatives may order birth records for another individual.

    Death Certificates
    When ordering death certificates please include with your order the full name of the person on the record and the date and place of the death. For death record orders, include your relationship to the person on the record, or your reason for needing the record.

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    What is WIC?
    It's a nutrition program.

    What are the requirements to join WIC?
    -WIC is available to pregnant women, breast feeding mothers, post partum women up to 6 months, and children under the age of 5 years old.
    -If you have an adjunct income such as OHP, food stamps, and TANF then you automatically qualify!
    -You will need to bring in the following proofs as well: Income, Identity, and Residency

    Oregon WIC Approved Foods
    WIC Eligibility Guidelines

    What services does WIC provide?
    -Nutrition Education
    -Breastfeeding Promotion and Support
    -Referral to Other Health Programs
    -Healthy, Supplemental Foods

    WIC is currently operating Monday - Wednesday from 8am to 5pm

    WIC Coordinator: Anna Clark
    WIC Dietitian: Mandy Peterson, RD, LD

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    Contact Us

    Phone: (541) 523-8211
    Fax: (541) 523-8242
    TTY: 1-800-735-2900

    Find Us

    Office Location:
    2200 4th St
    Baker City, OR 97814

    Mailing Address:
    2200 4th St
    Baker City, OR 97814

    Office Hours:
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

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