Tri-county website lets people check symptoms, COVID-19 risk
A new website lets people enter their symptoms to gauge their COVID-19 risk and find local resources in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties.
The website, c19oregon.com, was launched by health officials and local first responders to let people determine how likely it is they have the disease. It provides guidance on what steps to take considering their symptoms, including calling a doctor or 2-1-1 to find other services. If the user lives in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties, they can use the site to see which nearby hospitals have space available.
"This puts a valuable tool in the hand of anyone with a phone ... to make informed decisions about their health,'' said Dr. Jennifer Vines, Multnomah County Health Officer.
The new website is a customized version of a free website called c19check.com, unveiled last month.
According to the official announcement of the website, Lt. Rich Chatman of Portland Fire & Rescue and Multnomah County Emergency Medical Services director Dr. Jon Jui learned of the earlier site and helped organize an effort to localize it.
The announcement provided contact information for local health centers, where people can schedule appointments.
Clackamas County Health Centers: 503-655-8471
Multnomah County Health Centers: 503-988-5558
Washington County Health Centers: 503-846-8851
Oregon Primary Care Association: find a federally qualified health center in your area
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