This page provides public health information and resources for Central Oregon seniors and caregivers. Scroll down for the latest information on COVID-19.
The Council on Aging works in tandem with county health departments on health initiatives in Central Oregon. We will update the community on local health issues as they arise on this webpage as well as our Facebook page.
For more information, please contact your county’s public health officials or visit their websites.
Crook County Health Department
Visit https://co.crook.or.us/health for more information.
Public Health emergency number:
Crook County Public Health’s contact number for reporting public health emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is 541-447-5165. After hours press 5.
375 NW Beaver St, Ste. 100
Prineville, OR 97754
Phone: (541) 447-5165
Fax: (541) 447-3093
Deschutes County Public Health
To report a Public Health concern, please click here: https://www.deschutes.org/health/page/report-public-health-concern
Visit https://www.deschutes.org/health/page/public-health for more information.
|General Public Health Info||(541) 322-7400|
|Reproductive Health/STD Clinic||(541) 322-7499|
|Reproductive Health/STD Clinic Spanish||(541) 322-7406|
|Environmental Health||(541) 317-3114|
|Communicable Disease||(541) 322-7418|
Jefferson County Public Health
Visit https://www.jeffco.net/publichealth for more information.
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
500 NE A Street
Madras, Oregon 97741
Phone: (541) 475-4456
Fax: (541) 475-0132
After Hours Emergency: 911
After Hours Non-Emergency: (541) 475-2201
COVID-19 Bivalent Booster
A new booster has been approved for administration in Oregon and doses are starting to arrive in the state. The updated booster is now the only type of booster approved for administration.
– You can get your updated vaccine if it’s been at least two months since your last dose.
– It doesn’t matter which COVID vaccine you had as your primary vaccination series or how many boosters you’ve received.
– If you’ve recently had COVID, you should wait to get your booster shot three months after testing negative.
To learn more about the new vaccine and to locate vaccine clinics, visit the Deschutes County Health Services website at https://www.deschutes.org/health/page/covid-19-vaccine or call the COVID-19 Hotline at 541-699-5109
Get the latest local information on COVID-19 from the Deschutes County website.
- 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
- Deschutes County COVID-19 hotline: 541-699-5109. Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm. After hours, please leave a voicemail and they will return your call.
- Pfizer-Biontech Vaccine Fact Sheet
- Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet
- Johnson & Johnson Fact Sheet
- How the vaccines were developed
- COVID Vaccine Infographic
Vaccination and Testing
- Deschutes County
- Crook County
- Jefferson County
- Find a pharmacy: www.vaccines.gov
- Local healthcare providers: www.centraloregoncovidvaccine.com
- Find local test locations at www.deschutes.org/covid19testing.
- Request four free COVID-19 tests per household at www.covidtests.gov. Every home is the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at home tests. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.
Need a Ride?
If you need a ride, call the 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.
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. To reach the vaccine assistance line, Oregonians may call 1-833-685-0843 or send an email to Vaccine.Assistance@dhsoha.state.or.us. Help is available in many languages.
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