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Assistance for Oregon Health Plan Applications in Langlois

Coast Community Health Center will be providing Oregon Health Plan (OHP) assistance at Langlois Library on August 23, 2017 from 3pm-6pm. Our Certified Assister will be able to complete new and renewal OHP applications, as well as, answer any questions about Oregon Health Plan. This service is free, confidential and open to all.

For August, we are celebrating National Immunization Awareness Month. To learn more, come see us on August 23rd!

For any questions, please call our Bandon Outreach Office at 541-347-2529 ext. 120.


Oregon School Law Immunization Requirements

Oregon law requires specific immunizations for school attendance. The goal of Oregon’s immunization law is to make sure kids can go to school in a safe and healthy environment. Vaccines are one of the most important and effective ways you can protect your child from contracting serious diseases. Immunizations prevent disease; keep our communities safe, and help keep down health care costs.

In school year 2016-2017, Coos Health & Wellness mailed 740 school exclusion letters to parents of children attending school who were not up-to-date with immunization requirements. Of the 740 children, 101 children were still not up-to-date on Exclusion Day in February. These children were not allowed to return to school until they received the required immunizations. To avoid this happening to you and your child, please note the required immunizations for next school year listed below and schedule an appointment to ensure your child is up-to-date.

Immunizations Required for School Year 2017-2018

Grades K-6th:

5 doses of Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP) vaccine

4 doses of Polio vaccine

1 dose of Chickenpox vaccine

2 doses of Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR)

3 doses of Hepatitis B

2 doses of Hepatitis A

Grades 7th-9th:

5 doses of Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP) vaccine

4 doses of Polio vaccine

1 dose of Chickenpox vaccine

2 doses of Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR)

3 doses of Hepatitis B

2 doses of Hepatitis A

1 booster dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)

Grades 10th-12th:

5 doses of Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP) vaccine

4 doses of Polio vaccine

1 dose of Chickenpox vaccine

2 doses of Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR)

3 doses of Hepatitis B

1 booster dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)

*The only change for school year 2017-2018 is Hepatitis A required for 9th grade.

Coos Health & Wellness is able to administer school shots and bill Oregon Health Plan (WOAH, Trillium), Pacific Source, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Providence, ODS/MODA, and United Healthcare. Please, bring your insurance card at time of service.

For children without insurance, Shots for Tots, sponsored by Coos Bay-North Bend Rotary Club and Bay Area Hospital will pay the administration fee for all school shots.

Appointments are available within a few days on Tuesdays-Fridays. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call 541-751-2400.


Help is Available

If you or a friend are struggling with depression, feeling hopeless, or having thoughts of harming yourself please reach out to those around you and ask for help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Coos Health & Wellness Crisis Line are available 24/7 for free, confidential support for people in distress; call:

 Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 • Crisis Line 541-751-2550

Also, if you have lost a loved one to suicide, you are not alone. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has support for those who have lost someone to suicide: https://afsp.org/find-support/.


FREE Fitness Classes

FREE YOGA CLASS - Every Monday, 11am-12pm at the Holly Redeemer Catholic Church, 2250 Sixteenth Street, North Bend. You do not have to be a member of the church to attend.
BODY AWARENESS CLASS
A gentle exercise class that can help you relax and tone your body, strengthen and improve balance and posture.
Every Monday & Thursday, 10am-11am. Classes are held at the Community Health & Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend. For more information, call Kim Anderson at 541-541-756-1038.
TAKE CONTROL WITH EXERCISE
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Classes. A series of classes for people with limited motion. Gentle/low-impact sitting and standing exercises done.
Every Tuesday from 4-5pm. at the Bandon Barn Senior Center, 1200 W 11th St. SW,  Bandon. For more information contact Southern Coos Community Health, Mary Kemp 541-347-1601 or Leticia Hellman 541-347-4515.
FIT FRIDAYS AT SOUTH SLOUGH RESERVE
Want to add a little variety to your usual exercise routine? Join us the 1st Friday of each month at the South Slough Reserve for our new Fit Friday Hike program. A guide will take you through 2-4 miles of easy to moderate hiking along the trails of the Reserve. YOU MUST CALL 541-888-5558 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.

DIDGERIDOO CLUB - FOR BETTER BREATHING
FREE classes and practice that strengthens breathing ability, and lessens snoring and sleep apnea.
Every 2nd Thursday of the  month. 4:00-4:30pm. Meetings are held at 2085 Inland Dr Suite A, North Bend. Didgeridoo Club. Call 541-267-5221 for more information.

BETTER BREATHERS
4th Wednesday of every month in Conference Room C of Peace Harbor Medical Center in Florence. This group meets monthly to provide support, education, and socialization to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder or other chronic lung disease and to their family members and caregivers. For more information or to become a member of the group, call 541-902-6300 ext. 5635

DIABETES RESOURCES
FREE DIABETES SCREENING
Blood sugar screening is available each month. You should be screened if you: have a family history of diabetes, are over 45, are overweight, are inactive, have high blood pressure, have elevated cholesterol or triglyceride levels, OR have a history of high blood sugar. For an accurate screening, you must fast for at least 6 hours before the test (including no coffee or tea) OR arrive approximately two hours after the start of breakfast.
Screening is available every 4th Thursday except November & sometimes December (usually, 1 week early).

DIABETES REVIEW
Monthly classes have different topics, are designed to help persons with diabetes to better understand and manage their diabetes. Find out what’s new or changed in diabetes care.
Every 1st Tuesday from 12pm-1:30pm. Classes are held at the Community Health & Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend.
ABC DIABETIC’S WALK & TALK
Mingus Park, 3:45–4:45 pm. (Intro’s/meet at 3:30–3:45pm). Meet the first Tuesday of every month at the covered shelter (base of driveway by pool & stage). Anyone whose life is impacted by type 1 diabetes. We welcome family, friends, children and your pets too. For more information call 541-756-9054.
DIABETES TALK GROUP
The continued support you need to balance good diabetes self-care. Share concerns, frustrations, and information.
Held on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month. Call 541-756-4387 for more info.
DIABETES DISCUSSION GROUP
This informal gathering provides a forum for you to share your experiences, concerns and frustrations with fellow diabetics as well as supportive individuals from the community. Every 2nd Thursday of each month at 2:00 PM. Coquille Christian Community Church, 625 E. 10th St., Coquille. To learn more, call 541-396-3101 between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.


BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING
COOS BAY - Drop-in on Thursdays from 9am-11:00am to have your blood pressure checked for free. Bay Area Hospital, 1st floor new lobby. 
BANDON - FREE Blood Pressure Clinic at the Bandon Barn, occurs every Tuesday at 10:30am-12:30pm every month. This free screening is provided by the Southern Coos Health District. For more information call 541-347-2426.


LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS
Whether you are fighting a disease like cancer, dealing with anxiety, grief, or addiction there is help for you with supportive groups in our community. Each group has a contact number to call if you have questions or need more info.
CANCER TREATMENT SUPPORT GROUP - For those who have or have had cancer in their lives. Every Monday from 9am-11am. Groups are held at the Community Bereavement & Education Center, 1620 Thompson Rd., Coos Bay. For more information or if you have any questions please call 541-269-2986.
DEPRESSION & ANXIETY SUPPORT GROUPGroup support for those living with extreme anxiety, panic, and depression. Every Monday, 12:30-1:30pm. Groups are held at the Nancy Devereux Center, 1200 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay/Empire. Call 541-888-3202 for more information.
NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) FAMILY TO FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP - This group is to support family & friends who have a loved one with some form of a mental illness. Every Wednesday, 3pm-5pm, at the Nancy Devereux Center, 1200 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay/Empire. Call 541-888-3202 for more information.
AL-ANON & ALATEENAl-Anon is a support group for friends and families of problem drinkers. If you or someone you know is affected please attend the Al-Anon meetings.
        North Bend - Every Friday at 7:30-8:30pm at the Community Health & Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend.
        Every Friday at noon in the back room of the North Bend Alano Club, located at 1836 Union Street in North Bend.
NARCOTICS ANNONYMOUS
        Coos Bay - 24-Hour Help/Info 541-267-0273. www.pcrna.org/coosbay/
        Brookings - Monday-Saturday 7-8pm at St. Timothy's Episcopal Chirch, 401 Fir St. Call 541-299-5202 for details.
ALZHEIMER’S/ DEMENTIA EDUCATION and SUPPORT GROUP - Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10:30am-12pm. Groups are held at the Community Health & Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Come share & learn. Program offers speakers & support. For more information call 541-290-7508.
BARIATRIC SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP - For Bariatrics education and support groups, please call Bay Bariatrics at 541-267-5151 ext 1526. Meets Every 2nd Tuesday, from 7pm-8pm at the North Bend Medical Center.
PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP - Come Learn & share with others living with Parkinson’s. Caregivers and family are welcome. 2nd Mondays of the month, 2-3pm at Baycrest Village, 3959 Sheridan Ave., North Bend. For more information call 1-850-207-1469.
COOS BAY STROKE CLUB - This group offers speakers & support for patients, family & friends to assist in living with the challenges of stroke. Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 3:30-4:30pm. Groups are held at 2085 Inland Dr Suite A, North Bend. Call 541-297-5221 for more information.

SOUTH COAST HOSPICE SUPPORT GROUP SCHEDULES
South Coast Hospice is a non-profit organization. There is no charge for our groups but donations are always greatly appreciated! Groups are held at our Community Bereavement & Education Center, 1620 Thompson Rd., Coos Bay
Cancer Treatment Support Group - For those who have or have had cancer in their lives. Every Monday from 9am-11am.
Thursday Night Grief Support Group - 2nd and 4th Thursdays 6pm-7:30pm. Contact Michelle at 541-269-2986
S.O.U.L Sudden Or Unexpected Loss - Grief Support Group 1st and 3rd Thursdays 3pm-4:30pm. Contact Toni at 541-269-2986.
S.O.S. Survivors of Suicide - Grief Support Group  - For those who have lost a loved one due to suicide. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 4:30-6pm. Contact Toni at 541-269-2986.
Compassionate Friends Support GroupFor family and friends grieving the death of a child. 1st Monday of the month 6pm to 7:30pm. Contact Pam at 541-266-0282

COMMUNITY OUTREACH GRIEF GROUPS
Reedsport Grief Support Group - 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 10:30-Noon. Family Resource Center, 5, St. Johns Way, Reedsport. Contact Mary at 541-269-2986.
Bandon Grief Support Group - 2nd and 4th Mondays from 10:30am-Noon Southern Coos Hospital Conference Room. Contact Michelle at 541-269-2986.
Coquille Grief Support Group - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays from 1:30pm-3:00pm. St. James Episcopal Church 210 E 3rd St. Coquille Contact John at 541-269-2986.

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