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FREE Dental Day for Veterans on June 25 in Vancouver

Veterans will receive free dental care on Saturday, June 25. Doctors and their teams from nearly 400 Aspen Dental-branded practices in 33 states will open their doors for Aspen Dental’s National Day of Service -- an event that is expected to be the largest single-day oral health initiative for veterans in 2016. Be sure to check out what will be available in Vancouver, Wash. 

Posted on June 19, 2016 and filed under health care.

FREE Healthcare Clinic for underinsured low-income families

Free Health Care

On Saturday, May 7, from 9a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clark County Skills Center, 12200 NE 28th St., Vancouver, the Evergreen Bible Church and Safe Harbor Church are sponsoring a social services fair for under-insured low-income families.

Services such haircuts, dental services, medical screenings, basic oil change for vehicles and more will be offered. 

Further information and full event details can be found here.

Posted on May 2, 2016 and filed under health care.

FREE Early Childhood Health and Education Clinics


Early screening is important for successful learning. To make sure children are on track two free Early Childhood Health and Education Clinics are being offered. On April 13 in Astoria or April 19 in Seaside all Clatsop County children ages 2-5 years are eligible for screening—regardless of income.

Posted on April 1, 2016 and filed under early child, health care.

Interested in becoming a Spanish language health care interpreter?


Linfield College Online and Continuing Education is offering a Spanish Health Care Interpreter Training online program. The training, which is  approved by the Oregon Health Authority,  is suitable for beginning and experienced interpreters. Students will receive an official ACTFL proficiency rating that may be used to meet language proficiency requirements for Oregon qualification and national exams. Follow the link for additional information about the program or to sign up.

Posted on March 31, 2016 and filed under health care.

Free Diabetes Management Classes in Vancouver

Diabetes Management

Every Tuesday Sea Mar Community Health Centers offers free Diabetes Management classes. These classes meet from 5-6 p.m. at the Sea Mar Community Health Center at 145 NE 20th Ave., Suite 202, in Vancouver. Classes are offered in English and Spanish. 

Do you want to stop smoking, increase your exercise or just improve your cooking skills? You can check out these classes and further offerings all month long.  

Posted on February 18, 2016 and filed under health care.

Health care coverage: Open enrollment underway

Open enrollment is your one opportunity during the year to apply for private health insurance, change plans or insurance companies, or continue with the plan you have.

Open Enrollment for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace ends January 31, 2016. Here are some important dates to remember:

December 15, 2015: Last day to enroll or make changes to your coverage for plans to start January 1, 2016.

January 15, 2016: Last day to enroll or make changes to your coverage for plans to start February 1, 2016.

January 31, 2016: Open Enrollment ends. Any changes or new enrollment between January 16-January 31 will not take effect until March 1, 2016.

After January 31, 2016, you or your family may only obtain health insurance through the private marketplace if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, 60 days following certain events such as loss of coverage, a birth, a marriage or other life change. See  for details or check with an application assister near you.

Did you know that you can apply for the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) at any time? Free or low-cost coverage is available for those who meet requirements for income, household size, and other factors. There is no special enrollment period required for the Oregon Health Plan. If qualified, your coverage could start immediately.

There are two ways to apply:

Do you need help applying for OHP or health insurance in the private marketplace? Local application assisters will help with the process, free of charge. Contact 211info or visit to find an application assister near you.

Posted on November 24, 2015 and filed under health care.