Washington County routinely fails to meet the health needs of people in mental health emergencies by dispatching armed police officers instead of trained behavioral health teams to help people in crises, Disability Rights Oregon said in a lawsuit filed on Monday.
Oregon’s Medicaid system, which covers more than one in three Oregonians, faces a monumental challenge: proving that its expansion will help keep people housed, fed and healthy.
Starting Monday, September 25, households can order four free COVID-19 test kits.
A coalition has filed ballot initiatives to prohibit hard drug use in public places and has $700,000 lined up from donors, including Phil Knight
Those affected are current or past members of the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid system
On August 1, Washington County will transition from longtime emergency 9-1-1 medical transportation provider Metro West Ambulance to American Medical Response.
At least four people are dead in Washington County in the last five days. “Users are warned that there may be a batch of fentanyl circulating the street that is particularly dangerous to use,” the sheriff’s office said.
The change comes in response to improvements in hospitalization rates for respiratory infections and positive COVID-19 tests
Washington County announced the appointment of Mjere Simantel as the new director of Washington County Health and Human Services Thursday, January 19.
The Forest Grove School District will host a flu and COVID vaccine and booster clinic Wednesday in Forest Grove at Tom McCall East.