Welcome to the Health Department


The Benton County Public Health Administration supervised by Mitch Anderson 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.

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.


Andrea Torres, Client Services Representative is recognized for sharing her kindness with those who are in need. 

Question:  What makes you want to come to work every day?
The feeling of satisfaction in the small role I play in the clinic. The quality of my customer service can make a difference in people's lives when I answer the phone or when I cover the front desk and become the patients first interaction. I go home satisfied that I could provide the patient with good customer service.


Danielle Elbers, Certified Medical Assistant, is recognized for her team work -  being flexible, supportive and genuine & easy-to-work with attitude. 

Question: What makes you want to come to work every day? 
I have known my entire life that healthcare is where I would end up. I have such a personal connection with the difference health care providers can make in a person’s life. Growing up, I was constantly around nurses, doctors, medical assistants, etc. My father was diagnosed with leukemia when he was only 21 years old. He was able to reach remission state when he was young, but the disease came back in his 30’s. As a young child, and into my high school years, living with a terminally ill parent really changed the way I viewed healthcare. During the visits with my dad when he was in the hospital, I knew which nurses were on staff, just by my father’s mood, or my mother’s ability to relax. Seeing this, I was always inspired to work in healthcare, and be that positive light, in an otherwise awful situation. My father did end up passing while I was in high school, but the support that came from the hospice nurses, and even his oncologist (I’ll always carry the biggest spot in my heart for Dr. Charles Neville), I don’t know how we would have gotten through without it. As a mother now, my children and their health continue to push me and inspire my drive for working in the healthcare field. Though I do believe healthcare workers face a lot of challenges that other fields may not, I know at the end of every single, my work matters. My contribution to someone else’s health is the reason why I come to work every day.