Call for COVID-19 Info

The Malheur County Health Department has designated staff assigned to answering questions about COVID-19. Call 541-889-7279 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use, our Peer Dispatch Line is still available 7 days a week during this crisis. Call 541-709-8539 for confidential support and resources.

Please note that we can not diagnose or provide medical advice over the phone and ask that everyone call their primary care provider if they are sick, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or need care. We can give referrals to providers if you do not have a primary care home and have OHP Application Assisters if you do not have health insurance.

Besides calling the Health Department, calling 211 is an excellent option and has additional hours. 211 is the go-to public phone number to get information about Novel Coronavirus. This program is a partnership with Oregon Health Authority. Also visit the 211 website at

211info Community Information Specialists answer informational COVID-19 questions about the following:

  • Symptoms
  • Prevention
  • Transmission
  • Treatment
  • Travel health
  • Animals/pets
  • Persons under investigation and/or monitoring

Visit the Centers for Disease Control website for the latest updates on Novel Coronavirus across the United States and globally.

To speak with a 211 Community Information Specialist about Novel Coronavirus:

CALL 211 or 1-866-698-6155
TEXT your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)
HOURS 7 days per week, 8am-11pm  

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