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Morrow County Health District is a 501 (c) (3) organization located in rural northeast Oregon. It consists of two certified Rural Health Clinics, county-wide Home Health and Hospice services, a 21-bed acute care Critical Access Hospital, and county-wide Emergency Medical Services. The two clinics are located in Irrigon and Heppner. Pioneer Memorial Hospital is located in Heppner, and has been in operation since 1950. In 1994 the county’s voters agreed to separate the hospital and clinics from county government into an Oregon Special District, and Morrow County Health District was formed.
The District’s service area includes all of Morrow County, which has a population of 12,540 in 2,049 sq. miles, and neighboring Gilliam and Wheeler counties, which have a combined population of 3,470 and square miles totaling 2,936.
Throughout Morrow County Health District’s history the county’s voters have been supportive of the District. A three-year operating levy was passed in 2005 that brought in revenue from 2006 to 2008, when the District put a 5-year levy before the voters. This levy was also approved, but in the interim or “gap year” which was 2009, the District received $475,193 less in tax revenue and posted a $387,155 loss.
The district's facilities are modern and up-to-date, while services are provided with old-fashioned personal care.
Morrow County Health District is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer
Non-Discrimination and Grievance Policy
Morrow County Health District's Non-Discriminiation and Grievance Policy can be found here
Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Morrow County Health District's Patient Rights and Responsibilities can be found here
Program Accessibility Notice
Morrow County Health District and all of its programs and activities are accessible to and useable by disabled persons, including persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or blind, or who have other sensory impairments. Access features include:
- Convenient off-street parking designated specifically for disabled persons.
- Curb cuts and ramps between parking areas and buildings.
- Level access into first floor level with elevator access to all other floors.
- Fully accessible offices, meeting rooms, bathrooms, public waiting areas, cafeteria, patient treatment areas, including examining rooms and patient wards.
- A full range of assistive and communication aids provided to persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or blind, or with other sensory impairments. There is no additional charge for such aids. Some of these aids include:
- Qualified sign language interpreters for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- A twenty-four hour (24) telecommunication device (TTY/TDD) which can connect the caller to all extensions within the facility and/or portable (TTY/TDD) units, for use by persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired.
- Readers and taped material for the blind and large print materials for the visually impaired.
- Flash cards, Alphabet boards and other communication boards.
- Assistive devices for persons with impaired manual skills.
If you require any of the aids listed above, please let the receptionist or your nurse know.
Phone: (541) 676-9133
Fax: (541) 676-2901
TDD: (541) 676-2908