COVID-19 Resource List

Last Updated: May 20, 03:45 pm PST.

Important Links
Oregon Health Authority | COVID-19 Updates:
Centers for Disease Control:
LGBTQ+ Resources for COVID-19: Read More

Congressman Earl Blumenauer PDX COVID Resource List

211 Info

  • 211 Info is operating the official COVID-19 hotline, and their public health experts can talk to you about symptoms, social distancing, testing availability, and can offer other advice about when and how to access care. If you need the most up to date information, call, text, or visit Please note that information may not be accurate, and it’s always best to follow up via phone with any outside community resources to verify the status of their services. Beginning Thursday, March 19, this hotline’s capacity will be expanded to handle the increased call volume.
    • Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155
    • Text your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)
    • Email
    • Hours: 7 days per week,  8am-11pm  
  • 211 staff will also be able to connect applicants to additional community resources and assistance, such as discounts for sewer and water charges, crisis vouchers, and the Utility Safety Net program offered by the Bureau of Environmental Services and the Portland Water Bureau.

Social Service Program Changes

  • Please utilize this site for the most up to date listing of social service resources in the Portland Metro area. You will be able to view changes to programming, hours, and service sites.


  • Prism Food Pantry
    • Prism Health operates a small food pantry of dry goods (pasta, canned fruit, vegetable, beans, cereal, flour, etc.). This resource is available to all Prism Patients regardless of income. Please ask any of the staff at Prism Health for assistance accessing the pantry. 
  • Food Banks
    • Local food resources can be found on Oregon Food Bank’s Food Finder.
      • This resource is updated twice daily, but you are encouraged to contact food providers directly, as service may change without much notice. 
      • The Partnership for a Hunger Free Oregon also has a regularly updated food resource list, found here

Intimate Partner Violence

  • Anyone experiencing intimate partner violence during this time is currently advised to contact Call to Safety. They are available at 503-235-5333, and can help connect you to emergency housing, a confidential advocate, or other resources. 

Oregon Health Plan Coverage

  • Do you need health insurance coverage? We can help you apply for OHP. Email or call 503-451-3859 to determine eligibility and apply. Alternatively, you can pursue your own application here.
  • Testing and Treatment: If you have OHP and you need to be tested for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s covered. If you need to stay in the hospital because of COVID-19, that’s covered, too.
  • CAWEM – For members with CAWEM, or emergency-only coverage, testing and hospitalization is covered if treated in an emergency department. It’s not covered through urgent care clinics or primary care. Please note: Treatment is not limited to emergencies for pregnant individuals with CAWEM-Plus coverage.
  • Out of state travel – If a member is traveling temporarily out of state, emergency testing and hospitalization for COVID-19 is covered. 
  • Questions? Contact Benjamin BecerraOutreach and Education Coordinator – Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace – Department of Consumer and Business Services 971-701-3906 | |  Pronouns: He/Him/His

Private Health Plan Coverage

  • Health insurance companies will waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing. The agreement means consumers with fully-insured individual and group health plans will not be charged co-payments, co-insurance, or deductibles related to COVID-19 for the following:
    • COVID-19 testing at an in-network provider, in-network urgent care center, or emergency room.
    • COVID-19 immunization when it becomes available.

*****Outside of these instances, regular terms of insurance such as co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles will still apply. This includes anyone with an individual or small group plan on the Health Insurance Marketplace, and some (not all) employer coverage plans. The state is pursuing the same agreement with self-insured health plans.

If you have questions around whether your  insurance will waive costs for testing, you should reach out directly to your health insurance provider.