Health Advisory at Applegate Lake

APPLEGATE LAKE, Ore. — Fishermen headed to Applegate Lake may want to think twice before bringing home their catch of the day. For some fisherman in southern Oregon, Applegate Lake is their favorite place to cast their line. Now, the Oregon Health Authority is advising those fishermen to limit their consumption of what they catch. … Continue reading »

New State Health Authority Director

SALEM Ore. — For the third time in the last six months, the Oregon Health Authority has a new director. Governor John Kitzhaber has asked Suzanne Hoffman to lead Cover Oregon’s transition to a national health care exchange. She will be responsible for coordinating efforts among various state and federal agencies to ensure the state … Continue reading »

OHP Partnership with Clinics

MEDFORD, Ore. — Aside from raising the income level, adding on dental coverage and other benefits, the Oregon Health Authority is also helping to fund health care positions in local clinics. January 1st, OHP will pay what they are calling non-medical coaches to change the way those on the plan get health care. The funds … Continue reading »

Health Advisory for Alsea River Beach

ALSEA RIVER BEACH, Ore. — A health advisory is in effect after higher-than-normal bacteria levels were found at Lincoln County beach. The Oregon Health Authority issues the advisory for Alsea River Beach on Thursday. The Health Authority says the higher-than-normal level was found in the river upstream of the Alsea Bay Bridge. Samples taken from … Continue reading »

Water Advisory at Short Sand Beach

SHORT SAND BEACH, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority has issued a health advisory for water contact at Short Sand Beach. The Health Authority says higher-than-normal bacteria levels were found at the Tillamook County beach. They said water samples taken from the area indicate higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria, which can result in diarrhea, stomach … Continue reading »