Access to health care, like access to roads and electricity, is part of any community’s basic needs. For our most vulnerable residents, access is often limited. As Oregon implements a new coordinated system for people on the Oregon Health Plan/Medicaid, Multnomah County works to provide care, prevent future issues and improve health outcomes for all residents.
News and Announcements
Final weeks to enroll in health insurance. Sign up at these upcoming Multnomah County application fairs.
3/15/14 - 1:27 pm
March 31, 2014 is the deadline for people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Multnomah County will hold several application fairs to help you sign up Cover Oregon qualified health plans. Assisters and Cover Oregon certified insurance agents will be at each event to help those applying.
Oregonlive reports: Multnomah County to get specialized mental health treatment for criminal offenders
2/13/14 - 1:10 pm
The Oregonian's Maxine Bernstein reports that Health Share of Oregon has received nearly $500,000 in grant money to set up the Multnomah County's first specialized team of mental healht professionals dedicated to treating people with severe mental illnesses who have had frequent contact with police or frequent jail stays.
2/13/14 - 10:55 am
People needing health insurance can get help with their application on Friday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. downtown. Assisters will be on the 10th floor of the McCoy Building, 426 S. W. Stark, to answer questions, provide information and apply for application assistance. Anyone needing interpreter requests is asked to call 503-988-2228 in advance. The fair is sponsored by the Multnomah County Health Department, the Oregon Health Authority, Cover Oregon and NAMI Oregon.