Welcome to the North Central Public Health District (NCPHD) Website, serving residents of Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam Counties.

  • Our Vision

    We strive so that one day all people will live in a safe environment free from fear of preventable diseases; that all businesses, organizations and individuals will have access to health information and have the desire to promote and be responsible for a healthy lifestyle for themselves and each other.

    NCPHD is responsible for enforcement and administration of public and environmental health laws of federal, state, and county government. We conduct activities necessary for the preservation of health, prevention of disease, and protection of the public. We do this by following the three core public health functions:

    • Assessment
    • Monitoring
    • Policy Development

    Starting Jan. 1, 2018, the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) is now available to more children and teens younger than 19, regardless of immigration status. This includes youth with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status and those previously only eligible for Citizen Alien Waived Emergent Medical (CAWEM or CAWEM Plus). All other OHP eligibility criteria for those under 19, such as household income, remain the same.

    Apartir del primero de Enero, 2018, El Plan de Salud de Oregon (OHP) sera disponible para mas niños y adolecentes menores de 19 años, no importando su estatus migratorio . Esto incluye jovenes que tengan el programa de la accion diferida (DACA) y los que antes solo calificaban para el plan de emergencia (CAWEN o CAWEN Plus).

    Community & Collaboration

    Annual Plan

    The 2011-2016 Community Health Assessment data for Gilliam, Sherman, and Wasco Counties is included in the current Annual  Plan.


    >> Download the PDF  to learn more




    Health District Data

    NCPHD is responsible for the collection of information on a range of health related issues.The information is collected to monitor the general health and well-being of Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam County citizens. These data are useful for health program development, targeting and evaluation of program progress. The information is used to identify emerging health issues and trends and can be made available for epidemiological research. Statistics are developed from the data collected to provide basic information on these health events.

    Climate Change

  • HOURS:
    Monday -Friday


    Walk- in Clinic Hours:
    Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

    Oregon Health Plan application assistance is available by appointment for current clients and pregnant women.

    The monthly walk-to-school day!


    Gorge Translink provides transportation to medical appointments in the Mid-Columbia River Gorge area. Call 541-296-7595 for Wasco County’s transportation services.

    Do you work in a commercial kitchen? All commercial food workers in Oregon must obtain a food handler’s card.

    Click here to learn about Drink Fit, the program to reduce sugary beverage consumption in Wasco, Sherman, & Gilliam Counties.