Self-report COVID positive test results online to OHA
Oregon Health Authority has created a website and a hotline for Oregonians to self-report positive test results from at-home COVID tests.
Self-reporting COVID-19 to OHA is not required by individuals; rather the new website and hotline will act as a tool for public health experts to help quickly identify large clusters of outbreaks and prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The website to report a COVID infection is: Oregon.gov/positivecovidtest
The hotline to report a COVID infection or ask questions is: 1-866-917-8881; 8AM-6PM Monday-Friday, 10AM-4PM Saturday, closed Sunday
Many of Oregon’s Public Health entities are overwhelmed with COVID caseloads and carrying out effective contract tracing due to exponentially increasing COVID cases in their community. With infections due to the Omicron variant skyrocketing each day, Oregon Health Authority believes the website and hotline will allow them to shift toward identifying outbreaks in community-based locations such as schools, nursing homes, clinics, and infrastructure-based businesses.
Oregon’s local clinics and hospitals send a report daily to the Oregon Health Authority of any COVID test results. Cow Creek Public Health also reports new daily infections; results from all tests administered by CCPH are uploaded directly to OPERA, the State of Oregon Contact Tracing System, which goes to the Oregon Health Authority. In addition, CCPH provides contact tracing for tribal members and patients of the Cow Creek Health & Wellness Center. CCPH says the OHA website and hotline will help their efforts.
“This portal will allow individuals who are testing at home to answer the information needed to self-report,” says Melinda Sprague, Cow Creek Public Health Improvement Manager. “This will help Oregon keep an accurate count of the amount of cases as well as potentially link close contacts.”
You can contact Cow Creek Public Health by calling (541)-677-5535 during weekday business hours.
In addition to CCPH, the following local public health authorities and Tribes recommend their residents and members use local contact information if they have questions or support needs after they test positive for COVID-19:
- Burns Paiute of Harney County: 541-573-8050
- Clatsop County: https://www.co.clatsop.or.us/publichealth/page/covid-19-news-information
- Confederated Tribes of Siletz: 541-444-9613 and https://www.ctsi.nsn.us/
- Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs: Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center, 541-553-5512
- Douglas County: Douglas Public Health Network, 541-464-6550
- Jackson County: https://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/COVID-19
- Jefferson County: 541-699-5109 and JeffCo.net/PublicHealth
- Josephine County: 541-916-7030 and josephine.or.us/COVID19
- Multnomah County: 503-988-8939 and us/covid19
- Umatilla County: 541-278-6290 and Ucohealth.net.
- Washington County: 503-846-8123, English is co.washington.or.us/covid19, and Spanish is www.co.washington.or.us/coronavirus