February 12, 2020

Behavioral health support available following Eastern Oregon flood

Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI) and its local partners have joined a collaborative effort to serve the emotional and mental health service needs of residents impacted by severe flooding in Umatilla County.

On Thursday, between noon and 8 p.m., GOBHI staff will join numerous allied agencies and volunteers at the Pendleton Convention Center, site of the Umatilla County Emergency Operations Center, to provide support, answer questions and to assist people who need access to health and social supports. Agency staff from Lifeways and peer support staff from Umatilla County Human Services will also be available on site.

“Our thoughts are with those who have experienced loss and hardships due to the flooding,” said Karen Wheeler, Interim Chief Executive Officer at GOBHI. “During this difficult time and in the days ahead, we will do all we can to assist community members experiencing emotional wellness needs and related concerns. We are honored to support the extraordinary efforts of so many people in this resilient community, and the ongoing work of the American Red Cross.”

“During this difficult time and in the days ahead, we will do all we can to assist community members experiencing emotional wellness needs and related concerns.”
—Karen Wheeler, Interim Chief Executive Officer, GOBHI

Behavioral Health Resources:

If you are in an immediate emergency, please call 9-1-1. For behavioral health assistance, community members should contact the following:

Lifeways —

Pendleton: 331 SE 2nd Street. 541-276-6207

Hermiston: 595 NW 11th Street. 541-567-2536 Umatilla Crisis Line: 866-343-4473

Umatilla County Human Services; Alcohol/Drug Treatment, Peer Mentoring —

Pendleton (Main Office): 541-278-6330, uchs@umatillacounty.net 17 SW Frazer Ave. Suite 282, Pendleton, OR 97801

Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center:

*A resource for Yellowhawk eligible patients.

1-888.YEL.HAWK (888.935.4295) 46314 Timíne Way

To contact GOBHI staff, please call 541-298-2101. EOCCO members should call the customer service line, 1-888-788-9821.


Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that is charged with administering the behavioral health Medicaid benefit in 12 rural and frontier counties in Oregon. Together with MODA, GOBHI is a co-owner of the Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization (EOCCO) and also provides various direct services statewide.


GOBHI | 541-298-2101 | info@gobhi.org Media inquiries: pmulvihill@gobhi.org

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