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

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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

Office Hours

Phone: (541) 447-5165

Fax: (541) 447-3093


Deschutes County Public Health

To report a Public Health concern, please click here:

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Program AreaPhone
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
WIC(541) 322-7435
Communicable Disease(541) 322-7418

Jefferson County Public Health

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Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


500 NE A Street
Suite 102
Madras, Oregon 97741

Phone: (541) 475-4456
Fax: (541) 475-0132

After Hours Emergency:  911
After Hours Non-Emergency: (541) 475-2201


The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends the 2023–2024 updated COVID-19 vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna/Spikevax, or Novavax, to protect against serious illness from COVID-19.

People aged 12 years and older who are unvaccinated should get either:

  • 1 updated Pfizer-BioNTech or updated Moderna/Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine, OR 
  • 2 doses of updated Novavax COVID-19 vaccine.

People aged 12 years and older who got COVID-19 vaccines before September 12, 2023, should get 1 updated Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna/Spikevax, or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine.

People aged 65 years and older who received 1 dose of any updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna/Spikevax or Novavax) should receive 1 additional dose of an updated COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the previous updated dose.

If you are looking for COVID-19 vaccination at retail pharmacies and/or local healthcare provider clinics, visit to search for locations. 

To learn more about staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, visit the CDC’s website or call the Deschutes County Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 699-5109 Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Stay Informed

Get the latest local information on COVID-19 from the Deschutes County website.

Vaccination and Testing

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 paid 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
  • 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.

Other Information:

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 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489) or send an email to 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