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.
Jim Sellers, former Oregon journalist and state agency employee, writes a regular column to help thousands in Salem deal with the confusing world of Medicare and federal benefits. This month: understanding acronyms in Medicare Advantage plan options.
The state is asking people with COVID-19 to wait until one day after their fever breaks to be around other people instead of self-isolating for five days.
Ebony Clarke spoke at gathering of more than 1,000 for workers involved in behavioral health
The bill stands in opposition to legislation in Republican-led states blocking access and criminalizing care.