Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

(Updated February 10, 2021)

The City of Eugene’s top priority continues to be the health and safety of the community. See the follow list of resources and tools to help with your physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Roll Up Your Sleeve 

Mask up, Lather up, Sleeve up #Fight Flu Opens in new windowGetting a flu vaccine this fall can reduce your risk of getting flu and help save scarce medical resources needed to care for people with COVID-19. It’s important for everyone to do their part to stay healthy this flu season. Prevent the spread of flu and other respiratory illnesses:

  • Mask Up: Cover your nose and mouth with a mask when out in public.
  • Lather Up: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Sleeve Up: Roll up your sleeve to get a flu shot.

The more people vaccinated against flu, the more people protected from flu.

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  2. Mental Health Support
  3. Domestic & Sexual Violence Support
  4. Physical Distancing Fun

COVID-19 Test Site Finder

Oregon Health Authority has an online tool to find the nearest testing site: COVID-19 Test Site Finder 

  1. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please contact your healthcare provider or telehealth program to discuss whether you should be evaluated for testing.
  2. Each coronavirus test provider will determine if testing is appropriate based on your symptoms, risk factors, and test availability.
  3. Due to an increase in demand, there may be longer than usual wait times for testing and results in certain areas.

Free and Charitable Clinics

  • Community Health Care Centers of Lane County: Community Health Centers of Lane County aims to offer the people of our community access to quality healthcare services regardless of their ability to pay. See their website for details about locations and payment options.
  • 4J Student Health Center: The 4J Student Health Center at Churchill High School, 200 North Monroe Street, will continue to provide healthcare for 4J students. Call 541-720-5227 for details and current hours.

Insurance Information

  • COVID-19 and Health Coverage in Oregon: What do You Need to Know?: OSPIRG Foundation has prepared a guide to help you understand how you can get health coverage if you’re at risk of losing employer-sponsored insurance, what special protections have been created for insured consumers in Oregon, how insurance coverage can help you during the outbreak, and what benefits are available to all Oregonians under emergency measures.  
  • Oregon Health Plan: If you’re uninsured or recently laid off, you may be eligible for no cost coverage through the Oregon Health Plan, including coverage for COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment.

For Older People

  • Medicare and Coronavirus: Medicare covers the lab tests for COVID-19. You pay no out-of-pocket costs. Medicare covers all medically necessary hospitalizations. This includes if you’re diagnosed with COVID-19 and might otherwise have been discharged from the hospital after an inpatient stay, but instead you need to stay in the hospital under quarantine.

Transgender People

  • Trans People and COVID-19: The National Center for Transgender Equality published this resource specifically for transgender people and their families.

Additional Resources

  • Veteran Resource Navigator : The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs has developed an online tool to help guide veterans and their families in recovery in the wake of the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 and to inform them of any changes to their earned benefits. The tool includes resources that are organized by topic, including Economic, Health, Education, Housing and Food, and other resources. Veterans can also access additional assistance by calling an ODVA Veteran Resource Navigator at 800-692-9666.
  • COVID-19: Live Healthy Lane’s Response and Resources: See a list of resources complied by Live Health Lane, a collaborative dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our community.