This page provides the most recent COVID-19 information and resources for Central Oregon seniors and caregivers. Check back often for updates.
Updated: As of May 23
For anyone 5 or older:
- May 24: La Pine Library, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (flu shots also available)
- May 24: Larkspur Community Center, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. (flu shots also available)
- Updated Time – May 25: Downtown Bend Library, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. (flu shots also available)
- May 26: Sisters Library, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (flu shots also available)
- May 27: Prineville Presbyterian Church, 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.
For more information, visit https://co.crook.or.us/health
- Find local test locations at www.deschutes.org/covid19testing.
- Request four free COVID-19 tests per household at www.covidtests.gov.
Other Vaccine Options
- Pharmacies: www.vaccines.gov
- Jefferson County Public Health is offering COVID-19 vaccines, click here to learn more.
- Crook County Public Health is offering COVID-19 vaccines, click here to learn more.
New COVID-19 Hotline Hours
- The Deschutes County Hotline will now be open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Have a question after hours or on weekends? Leave a voicemail, we will respond within 24 hours
- COVID-19 Hotline 541-699-5109
- For more information please visit this link.
Need a Ride?
If you need a ride, call our COVID-19 hotline at (541) 699-5109 and staff will assist you in scheduling a ride.
- Medical transportation: For PacificSource OHP, call LogistiCare: 855-397-3619. Please allow 48-hours notice to arrange a ride.
- Sisters to Redmond: STARS 541-904-5545 or email email@example.com.
- Dial-A-Ride: Cascade East Transit 541-385-8680. Please call at least 24 hours in advance of appointment and ask for a separate return trip.
New Test Distribution Website
The Federal government has launched a new website to distribute free at home COVID-19 tests. Every home is the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at home tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. To order click here.
Vaccine Assistance Line
The vaccine assistance line was established to serve Oregonians who qualify for in-home services and supports, specifically those currently served by Oregon Project Independence (OPI) or Medicaid-funded long-term services and supports.
Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL)
The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is available to help people with disabilities get vaccinated. Call 888-677-1199 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern) – or – email DIAL@n4a.org
- Help find local vaccination locations
- Assist with making vaccination appointments
- Connect callers to local services – such as accessible transportation – to overcome barriers to vaccination.
- The hotline also can provide information and resources to answer questions and address concerns about the vaccines and can connect callers to information and services that promote independent living and address fundamental needs, such as food, housing, and transportation.
- Pfizer-Biontech Vaccine Fact Sheet
- Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet
- Johnson & Johnson Fact Sheet
- How the vaccines were developed
- COVID Vaccine Infographic
With the passage of the SAVE LIVES Act, the VA can now offer vaccines to all veterans — even those not enrolled in VA health care — as well as to their spouses and caregivers. Local VA medical centers will be receiving additional vaccine doses in the coming weeks. If you’re a veteran, spouse, or caregiver, you should contact your local VA medical center to schedule your appointment.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Call 2-1-1 any day of the week 8 am to 11 pm for answers to your COVID-19 questions.
- Oregon Health Authority Coronavirus Updates
- Oregon Health Authority Coronavirus Updates: Spanish
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention Coronavirus information
- Flu and COVID-19 – How To Tell The Difference
- Prepare for your care – packing your hospital go bag and advanced directives