Welcome to the Health Department


The Benton County Public Health Administration supervised by Dawn Emerick and Charlie Fautin and Healthy Communities led by Tatiana Dierwetcher has permanently moved to 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis OR 97333. 

Public Health Programs that provide direct services to clients (WIC, Family Planning, and Nurse Home Visiting)  remain located at the Health Services Building, 530 NW 27th Street, Corvallis OR 97330.

Health Services Vision

Engaged communities and blended services achieving better health.

Health Services Mission

We protect and improve the underserved individuals and our community

Alerts and Critical Health Information

Measles Vaccination Information

Emergency Contacts

Disease Reporting for Providers
Mental Health Crisis 

The Health of Benton County

Community Health Assessments and Improvement Plans

Benton County Public Health conducts a series of health assessments and improvement plans to address the health needs of the community.

The 2018 Benton County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) embodies deep collaboration between the Benton County Health Department and diverse community partners and organizations working together to improve the health of those who live, learn, work, and play in Benton County.  The CHIP outlines four priority health improvement areas for targeted work over the next five years, and serves as a guide for collective community efforts to address and measure progress.

Benton County Health Department has developed an online progress dashboard so that our community can follow along with our community health improvement work.  You can access dashboard at:  bit.ly/BentonCountyCHIPDashboard.

The 2017 Benton County Community Health Assessment (CHA) displays a wide range of data about health indicators and factors that influence health. This data will inform the development of the 2018 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

The 2015 Regional Health Assessment (RHA) focuses on the health of the region that includes Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties. The counties work together on many health initiatives, and this document is part of their data-informed approach to that work.

The 2013 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) shows goals and objectives for improving the health of Benton County. This has been updated, please review the 2018 CHIP.

The 2012 Community Health Assessment (CHA) is the 2012 CHA. For the most up-to-date information, please view the 2017 CHA.

May Employee of the Month:

Heather Schmadeka, Population Health Coordinator is recognized for responding to an urgent request to help facilitate care by a specialist.

Question:  What makes you want to come to work every day?
Because I absolutely love my job. I work with some amazing people and I have the opportunity to help people every single day! I also get the chance to learn new things on a regular basis, so there is never a dull day. I couldn’t be happier to come to work.