During this chaotic time of COVID-19 pandemic, please remember Health and Wellness is here to help you.  We are still providing many services, though our approach has changed to include tele-medicine, phone check-ins and increased mail delivery.  If you are a Tribal member that tested positive at another facility, please share your results with the Health & Wellness Center, so we can confidentially track this information for epidemiology purposes and to offer health support.  This information can be emailed to:

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Staff from Tribal Government, Spirit Mountain Casino, Health and Wellness and Emergency Preparedness are working closely with Yamhill County Public Health and the Oregon Health Authority to develop a response to a possible outbreak of COVID-19. Prevention, education and precautionary tactics are the Tribe’s top priority and have been developed to support the detection and prevention of virus spread.

Someone showing any of these signs should seek emergency medical care immediately.

Symptoms (may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus):

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Emergency warning signs for COVID-19 include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

Prevention: The best way to prevent exposure or the spread of coronavirus is through social distancing, wearing a facemask or covering when out in public, frequent handwashing, avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth, avoiding contact with people who are sick, staying home while sick and avoiding contact with others, and covering your mouth and nose with tissue and sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

Patients who believe they have been exposed to the virus should call the Clinic at (503) 879-2032 for triage and further instruction. This will help limit possible exposure to staff and patients.


Positive COVID-19 Test: A positive COVID-19 test means that the individual tested has an active COVID-19 infection. They may, or may not, be showing symptoms but need to follow the CDC guidelines for self-quarantine and isolation.
Negative COVID-19 Test: A negative COVID-19 test means a person was not infected at the time of the test or that they were too early in the infection for a positive result. It does not mean that an individual can’t get sick. An individual could be exposed after the test and then become infected with COVID-19. An additional test would need to be administered to determine a later infection.


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For after-hours or weekend medical advice or care, contact the Grand Ronde Health & Wellness Clinic at 503-879-2002.


COVID-19 Contact Tracing Information

Individuals that have been exposed to COVID-19 will be contacted by a health professional through contact tracing. Click here to learn more about contact tracing.

Face Covering and Mask Update

Effective October 19, 2020: The Oregon Health Authority recommends wearing a face covering or mask instead of a face shield.   A face shield may be worn in limited situations when a face shield by itself is appropriate, like talking to someone who is Deaf or hard of hearing and needs to read lips to communicate.  For all the latest information visit the OHA website at.

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To adapt to the changing COVID-19 situation, the following modifications have been made to Health & Wellness services.

Medical - Walk-In, MAT, any visits that will impact patient’s immediate health if delayed (determined by clinical judgement)

Dental - Emergent Only (determined by clinical judgement)

Optometry - None

Lab/X-ray - All Services with limited staff

Pharmacy - No window pick-up services, Highly Encouraging Mail Outs (waived postage) 90 Day Refills, Local Delivery as available, Increase early refills. Please call 503-879-2342.

Community Health - All Services -- Provision to Elders and infirm prioritized. Phone check-ins, Door-to-Door checks.

AFC (Adult Foster Care) - All Services, Limited visitors—symptom check before entry.

Admin - Some services will be delayed or condensed to specific days.

Business Office - Some services will be delayed or condensed to specific days.

Medical Records - Some services will be delayed or condensed to specific days.

Patient Registration - All—with limited staff

Behavioral Health - Operational, no on-site staff. Accepting new patients via telemedicine. Serving all clients by phone check ins and/or telemedicine. Contract them directly at 503-879-2026. For ways to help cope with stress and anxiety, here is some advice from the Tribe’s Behavioral Health Program

Mental Health Support Group Videoconferencing - This group is a community-based open support group to help community members during this time. Participants will use their own technology to engage in the group and will do so from their own homes. 

START DATE:  April 8th, 2020
WHEN:  Every Wednesday – until the COVID 19 crisis is resolved
TIME:  11:00 am to 12:00 pm
TOPIC: Support Group

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 598 374 509
Password: 933238

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For questions, please contact Alexis at 503-879-2026.