Central Oregon

Central Oregon 211 (CO211) operates in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties.

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The open enrollment period for purchasing private insurance either through Cover Oregon or outside of the marketplace is about to come to an end for 2014. An application must be completed and submitted no later than March 31, 2014 in order to purchase a Qualified Health Plan (private insurance)....
As April 15 approaches, we are happy to share some good news about taxes. In Oregon and Southwest Washington, free tax preparation is available for low- and moderate-income people.
There is always something new to learn when parenting kids 0 to 8. The Parenting Education HUB of Central Oregon is hosting a free 10-week program beginning April 3 in Bend to help parents and caregivers discover new skills and techniques to make parenting easier.
The glow from the digital alarm clock faintly lit the bedroom. It was telling me that it was 2:23 a.m. The rain pounding on the roof above my head had woken me up, I think.  
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Heavy rain and snow melt are bringing flood conditions to Central Oregon tonight, causing the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning for southern Deschutes County, including Sunriver and anyone living near water. Area news agency KTVZ posted the following: Melting snow and steady rain...
Keeping kids and their lungs healthy is something we can all get behind. This law, enacted on Jan. 1, protects children 18 and under from second hand smoke in the car.  Kudos to law makers on this one! Get information to help quit smoking here: www.quitnow.net/oregon/
211info is thrilled to be one of the nonprofits selected to participate in Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards program. In case you haven’t heard, all you have to do is:
With the holiday festivities surrounding us and the glimmer of a new year dawning, New Year resolutions are beginning to be on everyone’s minds. Whether it is hitting the gym more, quitting unhealthy habits, or spending more time with our loved ones, people are considering how they can start...
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At the very heart of health reform efforts is the notion that we are all stronger when individuals, linked together in communities, are healthier and cushioned from the financial woes of catastrophic illness. Here’s a story that illustrates that idea:
This post is brought to you by the 211info Women’s Health program funded by the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division.
The holiday season can be tough on our military families, especially those who have deployed family members. Here are two opportunities 211info would like to share that can provide support and cheer for these important and often overlooked families.
There’s a lot going on with health insurance and keeping track of it all can be confusing. That’s why we cut out the clutter and boiled down the most important facts.
A barely-audible voice came through the receiver. The man was hesitant to speak, but when he did you could tell each word brought immense pain. As the conversation went on, it turned out the man on the phone only had two teeth. And at the root of both teeth were abscesses, throbbing and red. It was...
Faith leaders from across Oregon are starting a mail writing campaign to fund emergency shelters.  Family homelessness grew by 17% between 2011 and 2013 and yet state emergency shelter and assistance funding is 25% less than it was in 2007. Recognizing this injustice, faith leaders are acting...
1) If you're in the Oregon Medical Insurance Pool, don't wait to sign up at CoverOregon.org Do not to wait for the Cover Oregon enrollment website to be up to its 100% capabilities. You should apply for health care coverage via a paper application that is in the mail right now.  The...

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