Health Workshops

Overall Goal

To improve the health of the Hispanic community in Clatsop, Columbia, and Tillamook County, through educational workshops, encouraging healthy behaviors, and providing direct services.

n the past, we have collaborated with Providence Seaside Hospital and assisted with referrals to their emergency dental van program three times a year; typically the month of March, August, and October. Over the years we have facilitated referrals for dozens of families. To learn more about the Dental Van service or schedule an appointment, please contact Providence Seaside Hospital at (503) 717-7000 and ask for Mackenna Taylor, mackenna.taylor@providence.org.

Through our advisory committee (La Voz de la Comunidad) we receive guidance on the types health workshops and events needed in the community. We have offered cancer awareness workshops and have held women’s health, men’s health and fitness education events. We also work closely with local partners to promote community health fairs and fun runs among the Hispanic community. We believe that by focusing on prevention efforts we can achieve greater impact and optimal health.

For information on coming health workshops, please contact Maritza Beltran at (503) 325-4547.


I’m Healthy!

The Safety Net Capacity Grant Program is now called I’m healthy! (¡Soy sano! in Spanish). It helps children and teens connect to free health care services if they:

  • Do not qualify for the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) or Qualified Health Plans (QHPs), and
  • Are under 19 years old.

Children and teens with Citizen-Alien Waived Emergency Medical (CAWEM) coverage can also qualify because CAWEM does not cover primary or preventive care.

I’m Healthy/Soy Sano Clinics provide:

Free physical health care services such as well-child visits, other regular checkups and shots.

Some partners also provide:

  • Free dental or vision checkups
  • Behavioral health care or
  • Services to help children get to their primary care appointments.

Free health care services provided through I’m healthy! Do not include the cost of other services, such as prescription medications, lab or imaging services, emergency department care or specialty care.

Contact an “I’m Healthy” representative to learn more about the program:

Andrea Gonzalez, Program Coordinator at (971) 704-4049

Abril Romero, Assistant at (971) 704-4028


Oregon Health Plan

Since July 2015, thanks to a grant from the Oregon Health Authority we can offer the assistance of the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) free enrollment service, so you and your family can feel at ease when applying for the OHP.

LCHC offers assistance to families who want to enroll or fill out an application for the Oregon Health Plan.

Free help to apply for the Oregon Health Plan!

We serve in Clatsop and Columbia counties.

Find out if you or your children qualify for OHP
Did you receive a renewal or closure notice?  We can help with that!

We are at the following locations:

Clatsop County
Monday – Friday: At the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
(818 Commercial St #100, Astoria)

Every Monday: At the Department of Human Services, DHS from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
(450 Marine Drive Ste #200, Astoria)

Columbia County
Every Friday: At the Columbia Community Mental Health, CCMH from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
(58646 McNulty Way, St. Helens)

We speak both English and Spanish!

Call us to schedule an appointment

Gudelia Contreras
Outreach & Enrollment Specialist
818 Commercial St. Ste 100
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: 503-325-4547
Direct Line: 503-325-4160
Gudelia@lchispaniccouncil.org

Information to bring with you:

  • You need the information of all the people in your household
  • Social Security Number of all of the applicants who are applying
  • Resident card number of all of the applicants who are applying
  • Date of birth
  • Income stubs
  • Information about any health insurance you have through employment (if applicable)