Public Health

COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Request Form

Mission Statement

Josephine County Divisions of Health, Environmental Health and Animal Shelter will provide leadership for quality public health services consistent with laws, available resources and community support through:

  • Prevention of disease
  • Health education
  • Promotion and protection of the community and the environment

We will apply our collective skills and experience to coordinate all available health services and assess community health needs.

We will strive to accomplish our mission in a professional, dedicated, sensitive and effective manner.

Click for 2018 Josephine and Jackson County Community Health Assessment

New Request For Qualifications: Cleanup Services For Public Nuisance Abatement

Josephine County, Oregon is accepting Statements of Qualification from qualified contractors to provide cleanup services for public nuisance sites for the Josephine County Environmental Health Department.  The conditions remaining on the properties constitute a Public Nuisance as defined by Josephine County Code and present a threat to public health and safety. The properties to be cleaned will have been declared Public Nuisances by the Josephine County Circuit Court after due process of law.  
Read the full RFQ here:


Complete the below Statement of Qualifications and return via one of the means provided in the RFQ 

Statement of Qualifications


Environmental Health

  • Food Safety
  • Drinking Water
  • Air Quality
  • Public Swimming Pools & Spas
  • Tourist Accommodations
  • Solid Waste Health Nuisances
  • West Nile Virus Information
  • Surface Water Safety
  • Reporting Complaints

Public Health

  • Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening Program
  • Communicable, Preventable Disease Program
  • Public Health Preparedness (Bioterrorism)
  • Family Planning Services
  • HIV Prevention Programs
  • Parent and Child Health Programs
  • Perinatal Program
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic
  • Vital Records
  • Women, Infant & Children Nutritional Program
  • Women Health Care

Ensures compliance with public health laws, rules, and local ordinances. Provides prevention services to keep our community a safer place in which to live.


Hours of Operation:
Grants Pass

  • WIC, Vital Records, Dog Licensing, Food Handler's Permits, Restaurant Permits/Inspections and Clinic Scheduling
    • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m.
    • Friday: 8 a.m. to noon

Cave Junction

  • WIC and Immunization Clinic
    • First and third Thursday of the month: 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1-3:45 p.m

Address: 715 NW Dimmick St., Grants Pass

Public Health can be reached 24/7 at 541-474-5325


Public Health News, PSAs and General Information


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Josephine County Animal Control and the Property Tax Levy

Happy 40th Anniversary WIC. Congratulations!

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Can you tell the difference between having a cold and having the flu? Click here and learn how to tell the two apart. 

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Tobacco Cessation:
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Hotline in English: (800) 777-2437

Hotline in Spanish: (800) 499-6940            


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — COVID-19
Important Travel Information
Oregon Health Authority — COVID-19
Oregon Health Authority's Maternal Mental Health
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