Portsmouth Health Department


The Portsmouth Health Department is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving a healthy and safe community.For reporting a public health emergency, such as a reportable disease or environmental public health hazard, after normal business hours, on holidays or weekends, please contact 866-531-3068

Community Health Survey

We are currently collecting information for our third bi-annual community health survey.  The Community Health Survey allows us and other community organization to collect valuable neighborhood level data that will help guide their decisions for programs that would best improve the health of Portsmouth citizens.  We appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey.  Please click the link below to participate.  Identifying data (name, address, date of birth) WILL NOT be collected.

Click Here to take the Survey

Volunteer for the Portsmouth Health District MRC

PHDMRC volunteers support local public health initiatives and emergency response. There are roles for both medical and non-medical volunteers.  Participate in mass prophylaxis and vaccinations exercises and community disaster drills.  Train with local emergency response partners.  To volunteer, visit www.vamrc.org

The Numbers Don’t Lie – 1 in 3 American Adults Has Pre-Diabetes

With a little exercise and a change in diet, it can be reversed.

Let’s face it, there are millions of reasons why we don’t find the time to make healthy lifestyle choices. Kids, jobs, cat videos on YouTube – we’re busy. But whatever your reason, prediabetes is REAL. So find out if you have prediabetes by taking the test now. You won’t regret it. Take the Risk Test (It’ll only take a minute!)