Portland Public Health Center

The Public Health Center HAS MOVED TO 39 Forest Avenue AS OF NOVEMBER 15TH.

For up to date information on COVID-19, please visit the City of Portland’s dedicated website:

Services offered at the Public Health Center:
  • Needle exchange services and naloxone distribution
  • Portland Community Free Clinic
  • STD testing and treatment
  • Disease surveillance
  • HIV prevention
Please call the main line with any questions regarding our hours and services: (207) 874-8446.

Program Contact Information
If you are a patient or client and you have questions, please contact the following:
For Portland Community Free Clinic, contact Leslie Nicoll lnicoll@portlandmaine.gov
For STD Clinic and PrEP, contact Chris Donahue cdonahue@portlandmaine.gov
For Harm Reduction Services, contact Kerri Barton kbarton@portlandmaine.gov

If you have an urgent need with regard to an STD or viral hepatitis, please contact your primary care provider or seek assistance at an urgent care or emergency department. 


Portland Public Health Center, formerly known as India Street Public Health Center, has been part of the community for over 20 years and just recently moved to 39 Forest Ave. All our programs are based in harm reduction and we work to meet people where they are to achieve their prevention and health goals.

Please note, Positive Health Care closed in 2016 and the Travel Immunization Clinic is no longer running. Please contact Intermed (207) 774-5711 OR Martins Point (207) 828-2402 for travel immunizations.

On the left sidebar you will find links to all our programs including information about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention.