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A message from our president and CEO, Joe Sluka

We are in a fight right now!

This is a fight in which we have to do everything in our power to win. As the leader of your local health care system, I am begging you. Stay home now. You can’t catch or spread this disease if you don’t come in contact with it. Our caregivers and first responders are putting themselves on the frontline and don’t have a choice. They will come to work so they can care for you and your loved ones. We need you to stay home so we will have the capacity – the hospital beds, ventilators and trained staff – to care for those who need it most.

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St. Charles asks for public’s help with donating personal protective equipment

We're asking for the public’s help with donations of much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE).

Hospitals around the country are facing critical shortages of such supplies due to COVID-19 pandemic-related interruptions in manufacturing and distribution as well as a dramatic increase in global demand. As a result, St. Charles is actively working to both conserve and to acquire more protective equipment for its caregivers and patients.

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New hotline!

Do you have questions about COVID-19 and, in particular, questions related to our services at St. Charles? Call our new hotline at 541-699-5109.

St. Charles clinical caregivers and our partners at Deschutes County Health Services are here and ready to answer your call. The hotline is available to individuals in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties, and will be open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.


In Central Oregon

Current cases in Deschutes County: 10

Visit the Deschutes County Health Services website for more information.

What does "presumptive positive" mean?

The patient tested positive for the virus by a public health lab, but has not been confirmed by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.