Staying home when you are sick is important. If you need support to stay home these resources might be able to help:


Dial 211 to speak to an information and referral specialist who can help you find resources in the community. Language interpreters are available.

They can also be reached by:

You can also call 211 if you are in quarantine or isolation and are having a hard time getting your basic needs met while staying home.

More Community Resources

Food assistance 

Health Care 

If you don’t have insurance, call 211. They can help you find a clinic even if you don't have insurance. 

County Clinics

Health Insurance 

  • Multnomah County Health Department If you need health insurance our Eligibility Specialists can help you with your application. 503-988-5558.
  • CAWEM Coverage of emergency medical services for those not eligible for Medicaid because of their immigration status. CAWEM Plus available for pregnant individuals. Testing and hospitalization for COVID-19 covered under CAWEM and CAWEM Plus.

Prescription Drugs

If you are staying home while sick, avoid going out to pick up prescriptions. Check with your pharmacy or doctor’s office to find out if there are delivery or drive-up options available. 

Portland Fire & Rescue Meds on Wheels Prescription pick-up and delivery for home-bound seniors and those with disabilities. 971-228-7687

Transportation to medical appointments

  • Ride to Care Free non-emergent medical transportation to eligible OHP members.
  • The COVID-19 Call center can help provide rides to vaccine clinics. Call 503-988-8939.

Housing and Houseless Resources

Immigrant and Refugees 

The federal government has said that COVID-19 testing, prevention, or treatment will NOT be used against immigrants in a public charge test. If you get sick, you should not be afraid to get help because of public charge.

Behavioral Health Call Center and Crisis Intervention

Call Multnomah County’s Behavioral Health Call Center any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Interpreters are available.

  • 503-988-4888
  • Toll free: 800-716-9769.
  • Hearing impaired call 7-1-1

Mental Health Crisis Intervention