To protect residents and staff against COVID-19, please make an appointment if you need to visit this Department. Alternatively, you might be able to complete your City business online. To make an appointment, please call:610-7273.

Health Department


The City of Portsmouth Health Department is providing detailed information to residents about the new Coronavirus COVID-19 that was identified in China in December 2019.

The Health Department has set up a special page dedicated to the latest information about COVID-19 and how residents, businesses, schools, travelers and communities should prepare for the possible spread of this new disease.

On January 7, 2022 the Public Health Officer issued this Public Health Directive on Face Coverings.

Mission Statement

For a brief video introduction and orientation to the Department, please click here.

The Portsmouth Health Department provides Environmental Health services for the protection of Portsmouth residents and visitors.

This is achieved through food establishment regulation, inspections and food safety education, and response to potential public health hazards including communicable diseases.

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