Oregon Health Plan ~ Marketplace
The Oregon Health Plan (OHP) provides Orgonians access to health care. OHP covers regular check-ups, prescriptions, mental health care, addiction treatment, and dental care. Your income will determine if you are eligible for OHP. There are also state subsidies to help people who make too much money for the Oregon Health Plan to pay for private insurance.
CHW Joan Field is a certified Assister and can help you apply for OHP: 541-763-2725, ext 205 or ext 217
or you can directly apply at www.oregonhealthcare.gov.
Community Counseling Solutions offers a wide variety of behavioral health services to four counties in the state of Oregon, including individual, family, and group therapy, gambling counseling, alcohol and drug treatment, 24/7 crisis intervention services, psychiatric consultation, and medication management, in addition to cooperation with various other organizations including residential and acute psychiatric services and school programs. We also offer case management for developmental disabilities in five counties.
The WC LCAC is a part of EOCCO CAC, and is made up of a group of locally identified volunteers from Wheeler County and local and state health organizations who have interest in the health deliverables in our community.
The goal of the Wheeler County Local Community Advisory Council (WC LCAC) is to engage members to take an active role in improving their own health and the health of our community.
Paul Conway has returned to the Tri-County Veterans Service
Officer position as of 2/3/2020.
He was previously the Service Officer from 2006 to 2010, and was then the Outreach & Referral Specialist for Asher Clinic until January 2020.
Please feel free to contact him or drop in at his office located at the Family Services Building. Home visits by appointment.
The days, locations and phone numbers are:
About the Tri-County Veterans Service Office
The Tri-County Veterans Service Office serves Sherman, Gilliam, and Wheeler county veterans and their families.
It provides the following, plus other services, to discharged veterans:
Services are provided to veterans with discharges that are not "dishonorable" discharges. However, the Tri-County Veterans Service Office also can provide help in fighting a dishonorable discharge if needed.
Walk-ins are welcome.
About Veterans Guide
As a retired servicemember of the United States military, obtaining the maximum VA compensation isn’t a simple task
There are many benefits available to you as a veteran of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines and Space Force. Veterans Guide provides you with the necessary information you need to obtain the maximum benefits when you leave military service.
There are millions of Veterans and family members who have reached out for support during tough times. Their lives got better. Yours can too.
THERE'S A RESOURCE JUST FOR YOU.
MakeTheConnection.net is an online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.
The link will take you to a website for Veterans and others
with information on
Wheeler County Public Health Department
712 Jay Street, P.O. Box 307, Fossil, OR 97830
Phone: (541) 763-2725 ~ Fax: (541) 833-6415
Hearing Impaired Line 1-800-735-2900
Shelby Hahn, Program Administrator
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