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Curry County Public Health

94235 Moore Street, Ste. 121
Gold Beach, OR 97444
Phone: 541-247-3387

Effective February 28, 2020 County Takes Back Public Health Program

GOLD BEACH, Ore.—Curry County will re-establish a Public Health Department after contractor Curry Community Health transfers public health services back to the county effective Feb. 28. The county will continue to offer some of the same essential public health services provided by Curry Community Health, with plans to add services over the coming months. Services to become immediately available by the county Feb. 28 include:  

  • WIC (Women, Infants and Children) 
  • Safe Drinking Water 
  • Food, Pool and Lodging Inspection services 
  • Communicable Disease Reporting and Investigation 
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness 
  • Indoor Clean Air Act complaints

The Curry County Board of Commissioners appointed Sherrié Ward as the Local Public Health Administrator.  Ms. Ward has been working closely with other county leadership to prepare for the transition.  Several other public health staff from Curry Community Health will be joining the new County Public Health Department. Click here for Press Release.     

“Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.”


The function of public health is to protect and promote the conditions in which all people can be healthy. This includes ensuring children receive a strong start through maternal care, nutrition, and family planning. It also encompasses identifying and tracking disease, protecting food and water supplies, educating the public about health issues, and preparing for and responding to disease outbreaks and disasters.

Services provided at the County Offices:

Vital Records (Death Certificates)
Environmental Health fee collection and license generation.

Services provided through Curry Community Health:

Maternal Child Health (Title V)
Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Reproductive Health (Title X)
School Based Health Center (SBHC)
Communicable Disease Reporting
Tobacco Prevention and Education
Prevention and Health Promotion
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Safe Drinking Water Program
Food, Pool, and Lodging Safety and Inspection.

To find out more visit:

Environmental Health

Environmental Health functions as a division within public health and focuses on ensuring the safety of services offered to the public (food, pools, lodging, and water). Environmental Health benefits County residents, businesses, and visitors by:
  • Regulating and inspecting food services, public pools, and overnight lodging.
  • Consulting with operators of public water systems.
  • Providing services for child daycare and public school cafeterias.
  • Investigations of food and water borne illnesses.
Report a Community Health Concern

Curry County Inspections
Visit our online portal to view inspections conducted by the registered environmental health specialist.

Food Handlers Permit

Visit Oregon Food Handlers to obtain a permit online.

License Applications:

2018 Fee Schedule
Fee Schedule


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