Color Health will offer telehealth and phone sessions to some Oregonians, including those aged 65 and older and those with compromised immune systems.
Rep. Cedric Hayden, R-Roseburg and a dentist, spearheaded the plan during the February legislative session.
The money will be used for treatment and prevention of opioid and methamphetamine use, recovery, social services support, including housing, and supplies of the medication naloxone to reverse overdoses.
Administrators say hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities lack thousands of staff, from primary care physicians and physician assistants to nurses and medical assistants.
As some states investigate and punish women who seek abortion care, senators including Oregon’s Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley seek protections.
Legacy Health will operate the clinic in Northwest Portland between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Tens of thousands of COVID-19 booster doses are arriving in Oregon this week as state health officials, pharmacies and providers plan vaccine clinics and schedule shots.
Planned Parenthood has hired staff and is working on a new facility in eastern Oregon.
Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday the appointment of a task force to develop new health plan for the working poor.