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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.oregonhealthcare.gov 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:
- Apply online at www.oregonhealthcare.gov
- Fill out a print application, available from your local DHS office
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 www.oregonhealthcare.gov to find an application assister near you.
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis.
Two separate events for spouses, partners, and friends of older adults needing care.
Are you uninsured or underinsured? Are you at least 40 years old? Do you live in Washington State?
Downtown Compassion is focused on offering health care and other service resources to the uninsured, under-insured, and marginalized community of Portland.
Christina’s Smile is a nonprofit organization serving families without access or ability to afford dental care.
Highly effective child sex-abuse prevention training in Hood River.
Hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Salem, this event is sure to be a hit with parents.
It's that time of year again when parents are starting to tick off items on their back-to-school to-do lists. For those with younger kids, immunization always seems to come up.
Hot weather getting you down? Find a cooling center near you to beat the heat.
Are you a member of the Oregon Health Plan and live in Linn County? If yes, you might want to consider attending this event.
Get there early and receive free health and dental care.
A free potluck to help people learn more about Medicare, get questions answered, and connect with information and resources.
Need glasses? Have trouble reading your mail? Cannot see well at night? Have diabetes but never had a diabetic retinopathy exam? Stop by the Estacada Community Center on Saturday, June 6, between 9am and 2:30pm for free vision screening.
Trillium Family Services launches anti-stigma video campaign, mental health heroes awards and new website for Mental Health Awareness Month.