Grant County Health Department

PRESS RELEASE – updated 2/3/2022

The Grant County Health Department, Strawberry Wilderness Clinic and Grant County Community Health Improvement Coalition are collaborating to provide free home testing kits to Grant County residents.

There will be 450 boxes (two test kits per box) available to John Day/Mt Vernon area residents, and 450 boxes made available to residents in the areas of Monument, Prairie City, Seneca, Dayville and Long Creek.  The exact number for those communities will be shared in a press announcement that will be released next week.  Boxes are available on a first come, first served basis.  One box is available for a household of four individuals, two boxes available for households of five or more, with a two-box limit per household.

  • John Day/Canyon City/Mt. Vernon area residents, please call (541) 575-1487 to arrange to receive your home test kit(s)
  • Seneca/Prairie City/Monument/Long Creek/Dayville: test kits will be available at your local city hall beginning February 7th, 2022. Please call or go by your local city hall.

Following are the phone numbers and hours for the city halls:

  • Dayville: 541-987-2188 hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9a-2pm
  • Long Creek: 541-421-3601 hours: Tuesday-Thursday 12p-4p
  • Monument: 541-934-2025 hours: Tuesday- Wednesday 10a-12p, Thursday 10a-11:30a
  • Prairie City: 541-820-3605 hours: Monday-Friday 9a-5p. Closed for lunch daily from 12p-1pm
  • Seneca: 541-542-2161

If you have any questions please email us at

Thank you!!

Grant County Health Department
Strawberry Wilderness Clinic
Grant County Community Health Improvement Coalition

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.. This includes people who have: Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood.

Greetings Grant County residents:

As many of you know, Moderna was approved for a 3rd booster for eligible groups/populations. If you are in an eligible group, please come anytime during the indicated time. DO NOT COME EARLY. The fairgrounds has limited parking. Also – WE HAVE ENOUGH booster doses for all. There is no need to hurry. When entering the fairgrounds parking and building, please be friendly to your fellow Grant County residents. No appointment or prior scheduling is needed.

Where: Grant County Fairgrounds

What to bring: Oregon drivers license or state issued ID card, insurance card (if you have insurance) and your vaccination card

Dates/times/eligible groups:

Date Time Eligible Groups/Populations
Monday, November 1 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Healthcare/First Responders
Monday, November 1 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Individuals 80 years of age and older
Tuesday, November 2 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Individuals ages 75-79
Tuesday, November 2 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Individuals ages 70-74
Wednesday, November 3 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Individuals ages 65-69
Wednesday, November 3 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Individuals aged 60 and older with underlying medical conditions
Friday, November 5 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Individuals in High Risk settings*

Individuals aged 55 – 59 with underlying medical conditions

Friday, November 5 10:30 – 12:00 p.m. Individuals in High Risk settings*

Individuals aged 50 – 54 with underlying medical conditions

Please come on your designated date and time. If you can’t come on the date and time indicated, we will be scheduling additional clinics in the following weeks. We have determined the amount of time needed based upon the number in the age groups who were previously vaccinated and will not be able to accommodate more individuals during the time slots.

*High risk settings include:

  • First responders (e.g., healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff)
  • Education staff (e.g., teachers, support staff, daycare workers)
  • Food and agriculture workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Corrections workers
  • S. Postal Service workers
  • Public transit workers
  • Grocery store workers

Pfizer has not yet been approved in Oregon for youth ages 5-11. We will send out a press release with this information when approved.

2019 GCHD Public Health Community Health Assessment

The Grant County Health Department provides a wide range of public health services including:

  • Maternal and child health services
  • Home Visiting Programs such as Babies first and children and youth with special needs (Cacoon program)
  • Collection and reporting of health statistics
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Environmental health services
  • Epidemiology and control of preventable diseases and disorders
  • Reproductive health services for all ages
  • Grant County Healthy Smiles Dental Clinic
  • Health education and promotion
  • Health information and referral services
  • Immunizations
  • Tobacco prevention
  • Vital statistics
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition supplement and education program

Kimberly Lindsay, Public Health Director | Administrator

Jessica Winegar, Public Health Department Manager

John Combs, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator & Health Inspector

Jenni Workman, Home Visiting Nurse

Russ Comer, Tobacco Prevention

Rick Worden, Chief Financial Officer

Elizabeth Boyer, Business Office Manager

Kathy Cancilla, Accreditation Coordinator

Contact: 541-575-0429


The Grant County Health Department also houses a Rural Health Clinic that allows us to provide primary care service to our community. The Health Department, Rural Health Clinic is now recognized as a Patient-Centered Primary Care Home. A primary care home is a patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety. It is a place where patients are treated with respect, dignity, and compassion, and enable strong and trusting relationships with providers and staff. Above all, the primary-care home is not a final destination instead, it is a model for achieving primary care excellence so that care is received in the right place, at the right time, and in the manner that best suits a patient’s needs.
For after-hour nurse advise, please call 1-855-750-5068. The nurse is for urgent care questions and will not be able to refill medications or see your personal medical information.

Our clinic is committed to improving the overall health of our patients in the community by providing comprehensive quality care and service. The Grant County Health Department is a Rural Health Clinic located in John Day, Oregon

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