Insurers are seeking premium increases for 2024 averaging 6.2% for individual plans and 12.1% for small business plans.
Recent grants to expand abortion access in Oregon come out of $15 million allocated by the state Legislature in 2022.
Family Building Blocks opened a new mental health program just before the pandemic to make it easier for parents and kids to get therapy in a familiar setting. A recent gift is helping its therapists deepen their training.
The Oregon Medical Board found Robert J. Harder, an obstetrician who formerly practiced at Salem Clinic, engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior with a patient.
Healthier Oregon is now open to immigrants who don’t qualify for Oregon Health Plan because of immigration status.
The Legislature passed measures to provide more residential care, respond to people in crises and fight the opioid overdose epidemic.
High stress levels, low pay and higher rates of illness from Covid have contributed to hiring challenges in crucial health care fields, columnist Pamela Ferrara writes.
Federal auditors flagged problems in the health authority’s use of federal money to expand a facility, which is not allowed.
Medical, dental, mental health care under one roof as Northwest Human Services expands flagship clinic
A newly-expanded 57,000 square foot clinic in West Salem serves as primary medical care for nearly 13,000 Salem-area patients per year, one in five of whom are homeless.
Last year, around a third of Salemites who called 911 had to wait more than five and a half
minutes for help to come. The Salem Fire Department, facing an increasing number of calls, hopes to add staff to improve response times.