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


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 or call the COVID-19 Hotline at 541-699-5109

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 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 1-833-685-0843 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