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Free Program Allows Oregonians to Obtain COVID Medication at Home

By Lynne Terry Oregonians at risk for a severe COVID infection now have access to free online health care visits thanks to a new state...

Lower-Income Oregon Veterans Can Sign Up for Free Dental Care

By Lynne Terry The Oregon Health Authority is gearing up to launch a no-cost dental program for lower-income veterans. This month it opened the application process,...

The Pandemic’s Impact: Mental Health Field Facing Challenges

The COVID pandemic has made behavioral health and mental wellness a hot topic and put an exclamation point on the need for improved services. That...

Oregon Health Officials Expect a Winter Surge of Covid, Flu Cases

By Lynne Terry Covid-19 cases could start going up within a month, marking a fall and winter surge of the virus along with an expected...

Oregon to Expand Medicaid Coverage Under New Federal Agreement

By Lynne Terry Under a new agreement, the federal government will give Oregon $1.1 billion to guarantee continued free health care coverage to tens of...

Lawmakers Approve $882,000 for Water Emergencies in E. Oregon

By Alex Baumhardt State lawmakers granted nearly $6 million to address well water issues in eastern and southern Oregon. The money was approved at a meeting...

M.C. Residents Demand Urgent Aid from State for Contaminated Water

By Alex Baumhardt More than 100 Boardman residents attended a meeting Thursday evening to demand the state guarantee access to safe drinking water in Morrow...

Pendleton to Give Residents Say on Psilocybin Centers in City Limits

The Pendleton City Council plans to let voters make the decision on having psilocybin product manufacturers and service centers within the city limits. In November...

Gov. Brown Declares Emergency as Heatwave Continues Across State

Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency Tuesday for most of Oregon - including Umatilla and Morrow counties - through the end of...

New 988 Crisis Intervention Service Launched in Oregon, Nationwide

By Lynne Terry Oregonians in a mental health crisis have an easy new resource to get help: 988. On Saturday, the new 988 Suicide and Crisis...

Forecast Shows Rise in COVID Cases, Hospitalizations Due to Subvariants

OHSU released a new COVID-19 forecast on Thursday showing a rise in COVID-19 cases and related hospitalizations and deaths in the next few weeks...

Thousands of Oregonians Will Gain Free Health Care Coverage in July

By Lynne Terry Thousands of low-income Oregonians who would qualify for Medicaid if they were legal residents will receive free health care insurance starting July...

Boardman Officials Take Steps to Ensure Drinking Water Safety

Officials at the city of Boardman announced steps they have taken to assure city residents that their drinking water is safe, meeting and exceeding...

GSHCS Celebrates Return of Volunteers, Re-Opening of Gift Shop

Monday was a day of celebration at Good Shepherd Health Care System as volunteer and auxiliary members were welcomed back with the re-opening of...

Melanoma: Both Among Deadliest Cancers & Easiest to Catch Early

While it’s still important that the public continue to protect itself against COVID-19, the Oregon Health Authority says it’s also a good time to...

Covid Spreads in Oregon But State Has Fewer Severe Cases

By Lynne Terry Covid continues to sicken hundreds of people every day in Oregon, though fewer people need intensive care, according to the Oregon Health...

Free COVID Vaccine, Testing Clinic Coming to Hermiston on Sunday

A free COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinic will be held in Hermiston on Sunday, May 29 from noon to 4 p.m. The event takes place...

OHA to Distribute $31 Million to Groups Fighting Health Inequities

By Lynne Terry The Oregon Health Authority will give $31 million to nonprofits, churches and other community organizations to reduce health care inequities in the...

HIV Campaign Encouraging Testing Launches in Eastern Oregon

Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living (EOCIL) and End HIV Oregon unveiled a new advertising campaign recently to encourage people in more rural parts...

DEQ Seeks Public Comment On Water Permit for Port of Morrow

By Alex Baumhardt The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is asking the public to weigh in on a revised water permit for the Port of Morrow, after...

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