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Local Department of Health and Agriculture Contact Information

State Department of Health Contact Information

Most questions regarding food production, handling, sales and serving, including cottage food laws and regulations are handled by the state's local health department or department of agriculture, and sometimes by a city or county business registration office.

Health Department

Main Office: Maine Department of Health and Human Services
109 Capitol Street
11 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

Phone: (207) 287-3707
FAX: (207) 287-3005

COVID Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus Disease: Get the latest information about Maine's response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, data, and other resources for Maine people.

For resources and information on the State of Maine COVID-19 response, including vaccine distribution,visit coronavirus maine.gov.

For general information about COVID-19: call 211, text your zip code to 898-211, or email [email protected].

local department of health contacts

The following areas provide information regarding their department and services:

District Office Locations

Our staff are available to provide in-person assistance at the following locations. Please note the services currently offered at each office. For additional DHHS office locations, including Vital Records (birth, death, and marriage certificates) and the Health and Environmental Testing Lab, view our Administrative Offices list.

Eligibility and Benefits Questions

For questions regarding program eligibility and applications for MaineCare, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Supplement, please call: 1-855-797-4357 (Fax: 207-778-8429).

Augusta District Office
35 Anthony Avenue
Augusta, Maine 04333
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General Information: (207) 624-8000
Toll Free: 1-800-452-1926
Fax: (207) 624-8124
[email protected]
OFI program and service eligibility
Bangor District Office
19 Maine Avenue,
Bangor, Maine 04401
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General Information: (207) 561-4100
Toll Free: 1-800-432-7825
Fax: (207) 941-8871
[email protected]
OFI program and service eligibility

For Long Term Care questions: see Machias Office.

Biddeford District Office
Park One Eleven
407 Alfred Street, Suite A-1
Biddeford, Maine 04005
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General Information: (207) 286-2400
Fax: (207) 282-5154
Toll Free: 1-800-322-1919
[email protected]
OFI programs and service eligibility

For Long Term Care questions: see Portland Office

Calais District Office
338 North Street, STE 1
Calais, ME 04619
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General Information: (207) 454-2417
Fax: (207) 454-2465
OFI program and service eligibility
Caribou District Office
30 Skyway Drive
Unit 100
Caribou, Maine 04736
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General Information: (207) 493-4000
Toll Free: 1-800-432-7366
Fax: (207) 493-4001
[email protected]
OFI program and service eligibility
Ellsworth District Office
17 Eastward Lane
Ellsworth, Maine 04605
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General Information: (207) 664-1400
Toll Free: 1-800-432-7823
Fax: (207) 667-5364
[email protected]
OFI program and service eligibility

For Long Term Care questions: see Machias Office

Farmington District Office
114 Corn Shop Lane
Farmington, Maine 04938
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General Information: (207) 778-8400
Toll Free: 1-800-442-6382
Fax: (207) 778-8410 or (207) 778-8429
[email protected]
OFI program and service eligibility

For Long Term Care questions: see Augusta Office

For Child Support services: see Lewiston Office

Fort Kent District Office
139 Market Street, Suite 109
Fort Kent, Maine 04743-1447
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General Information: (207) 834-1000
Toll Free: 1-800-432-7340
Fax: (207) 834-1001
[email protected]
OFI program and service eligibility

For Child Support services: see Caribou Office

Houlton District Office
11 High Street
Houlton, Maine 04730
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General Information: (207) 532-5000
Toll Free: 1-800-432-7338
Fax: (207) 532-7995
[email protected]
OFI program and service eligibility

For Child Support services: see Caribou Office

Lewiston District Office
200 Main Street
Lewiston, Maine 04240
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General Information: (207) 795-4300
Toll Free: 1-800-482-7517
Fax: (207) 795-4444
[email protected]
OFI program and service eligibility
Machias District Office
38 Prescott Drive
Machias, Maine 04654
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General Information: (207) 255-2000
Toll Free: 1-800-432-7846
Fax: (207) 255-2022
[email protected]
OFI program and service eligibility

For Child Support services: see Ellsworth Office

Portland District Office
151 Jetport Boulevard
South Portland, ME
(Mailing address -
151 Jetport Boulevard, Portland, ME 04102-1946)
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General Information: (207) 822-2000
Toll Free: 1-800-482-7520
Fax: (207) 822-2310
[email protected]
OFI program and service eligibility
Rockland District Office
91 Camden Street
Suite 103
Rockland, Me 04841
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General Information: (207) 596-4200
Toll Free: 1-800-432-7802
Fax: (207) 596-4331
[email protected]
OFI program and service eligibility (except Aspire)
Sanford District Office
890 Main Street
Suite 208
Sanford, Maine 04073
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General Information: (207) 490-5400
Toll Free: 1-800-482-0790
Fax: (207) 490-5463
[email protected]
OFI program and service eligibility
Skowhegan District Office
98 North Avenue
Suite 10
Skowhegan, Maine 04976
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General Information: (207) 474-4800
Toll Free: 1-800-452-4602
Fax: (207) 474-4888
[email protected]
OFI program and service eligibility

For Child Support services: see Augusta Office

South Paris District Office
243 Main Street
Suite #6
South Paris, Maine 04281
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General Information: (207) 744-1200
Toll Free: 1-888-593-9775
Fax: (207) 743-8798
[email protected]
OFI program and service eligibility

For Child Support services: see Lewiston Office

Environmental Health

The Division of Environmental and Community Health is organized as follows:
Division Administration (internal support, review and planning of the Division)
Children's Licensing and Investigation Services (chlidcare facility licensing) (207) 287-5020
Drinking Water Program (regulates public drinking water supplies) (207) 287-2070
Health Inspection Program (inspection/regulation of restaurants and lodging places) (207) 287-5671
Radiation Control Program (inspection/regulation of radiation sources) (207) 287-5676
Subsurface Wastewater Team (plan review and approval of septic system installation) (207) 287-2070

Division of Environmental and Community Health
Key Plaza Building
286 Water St. 3rd Floor
11 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TTY: Maine relay 711 FAX: (207) 287-4172.

Environmental & Occupational Health Programs

Main Subjects:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website

FDA Labeling and Nutrition

Nutrition Facts Label, Label Claims, Menu and Vending Machine Labeling, Gluten-Free Labeling

FDA Ingredients and Packaging

Food & Color Additives, GRAS, Food Allergens, Food Contact Substances, New Plant Varieties

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a tool, the AskUSDA site providing information from across USDA all in one place. Just type key words or phrases into the search box. Your search will provide the top 10 results from across USDA. For the best search results, keep in mind that including "and" in the search box will exclude articles that don't include all searched words. Including "or" in the search box will include articles with any of the searched words.

If you have specific USDA questions that you cannot find answers to on the site, call (202) 720-2791 or email USDA at [email protected].

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

If you are looking for the national US Department of Health, that's the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and here is the mailing address and phone number:

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Hubert H. Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Toll Free Call Center: 1-877-696-6775
Note: Please be aware that mail sent to their Washington D.C. area offices takes an additional 3-4 days to process due to security precautions.

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The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre! Paperback

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