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Linn County Department of Health Services Update Regarding COVID-19 and Access to Health Services - 03/23/20

Today Governor Kate Brown announced Executive Order No. 20-12 “Stay Home, Save Lives” and outlined steps all Oregonians can take to stop the spread of COVID-19. As an essential service, Linn County Department of Health Services will continue to operate and provide critical services to our community.

In order to ensure your safety and follow government recommendations, we have expanded the delivery of our services to include telephone or telehealth (video conference) visits when possible. We encourage you to call ahead to confirm your appointment and discuss your options for receiving services.

•           Mental Health 541-967-3866

•           Public Health: 541-967-3888

•           Developmental Disabilities: 541-967-3890

•           Alcohol and Drug: 541-967-3819

•           Environmental Health:  541-967-3821

In the event that there is any change to an existing appointment you will be contacted directly by our staff.   

You can take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones at this time including:

  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds
  • Do not touch your eyes, mouth, or face with unwashed hands
  • Practice social distancing of six feet
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well
  • Call your primary care provider or, if you do not have a primary care provider, your local urgent care, if you have any symptoms including a fever, shortness of breath, and cough.

We encourage all residents to stay informed:

  • Check in with Linn County Public Health thru our Facebook page for up to date information and recommendations
  • Call the Linn County Public Health COVID-19 Call Center at 541-967-3888. The call center is open from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm seven days a week.
  • Visit OHA’s COVID-19 page and sign up to get regular updates
  • Visit the CDC’s COVID- 19 page

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