Responding To COVID-19

On this page, we provide up-to-date information from the Oregon Health AuthoritySafe + Strong Oregon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.

You may have questions, including:

How does the testing process work?

Many people are interested in testing for COVID-19 out of concern for themselves and their loved ones. If you have trouble breathing or feel very ill, contact your healthcare provider or, in case of emergency, call 911. Healthcare providers may decide to have you first tested for other illnesses, like the flu, based on your possible exposure history and any other symptoms you might have. Call before you go.

If you have flu-like symptoms or have reason to think you might have COVID-19, let your healthcare provider know before you visit. This will help avoid exposing anyone else at the provider’s facility. For more detailed information, here are some frequently asked questions.

What if I don’t have insurance?

If you do not have health insurance, you can apply for coverage through the Oregon Health Plan, our state’s Medicaid program. This program fully covers the cost of getting tested for COVID-19 if needed. You can also see a clinician through your county health clinic or a ​federally qualified health center (FQHC).

How do I take care of my mental health during this time?

COVID-19 has created an unprecedented effect on our physical and mental health. NAMI is committed to providing accurate information and resources to help you get through this crisis. NAMI National produced a comprehensive guide with practices to help you manage anxiety, how to access medications if you are in quarantine, and more. We are also offering peer and family support groups online.