This webpage is just for CMH caregivers. It's a place where we can share information and resources to to help us care for our community and ourselves.
Services to help you
CMH Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Canopy
Canopy offers free mental health counseling for employees and dependents (five visits per year per issue). It also has resources to help with:
- Behavioral coaching
- Home ownership
- Financial wellness
- Identity theft
- Leadership development
- Legal issues
- Job performance goals
Crisis lines and intervention
Callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline are routed to a regional or local crisis center, staffed with trained individuals who provide confidential emotional support to everyone who calls. The call and service is free. You don’t have to be feeling actively suicidal in order to use this service — it’s for anyone in emotional distress. You can also take advantage of their online chat service: suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat.
Lines for Life is a regional nonprofit dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide. It offers help and hope to individuals and communities and promotes mental health for all.
The Military Helpline offers support and confidential crisis intervention for service members, veterans and their families that is independent of any branch of the military or government. You can also text MIL1 to 839863 from 2 to 6 p.m. PST weekdays.
The Senior Loneliness Line is a statewide service provided in partnership between Lines for Life and the Oregon Health Authority. It supports seniors in our community who are feeling lonely and having difficulty connecting. Any aging adult who is experiencing loneliness, isolation, depression or anxiety can benefit from a confidential phone call with Senior Loneliness Line counselors.
YouthLine is a teen-to-teen crisis and help line that can be contacted with anything that may be bothering you — no problem is too big or too small. Teens are available to help daily from 4 to 10 p.m. PST. Off-hours calls are answered by Lines for Life. You can also text teen2teen to 839863, email firstname.lastname@example.org or chat at their website online.
Employee Health RN on-call: 971.601.0412 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
If you are sick
- Call your supervisor or manager. You will be asked to report your symptoms and when they started.
- You must call the Employee Health nurse between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (971.601.0412), Monday through Friday, if you have any of these symptoms.
- Employee Health will tell you when you are clear to return to work.
- Please let your manager know when you've been cleared to return to work.
If you think you've been exposed to a COVID-19-positive person
If you learn that you've been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, follow the steps below. Being exposed means that you were within 6 feet of the person for 15 minutes or more, and you were unmasked.
- Do not report to work. Call your supervisor or manager immediately.
- Call Employee Health between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (971.601.0412), Monday through Friday, for further evaluation.
These are the algorithms Employee Health uses to decide when caregivers are safe to return to work:
All CMH caregivers must complete OSHA-required safety training for COVID-19. Check your LMS for a list of the training modules you must complete. These are the current modules:
- All caregivers should complete the COVID-19 Basic Training module on LMS.
- Caregivers with exposure risk will also need to complete an Advanced COVID-19 Training.
PPE instructions and information
- CMH Exposure Control Plan
- Universal Masking
- Protecting Self
- CMH's PPE Algorithm (09/09/2021)
- Isolation Precautions (Reviewed 2020)
- Eyewear Flyer (09/09/2021)
- CMH Instructions on Masking During COVID-19 (Updated 5/5/2020)
- CMH Policy: Reuse and Extended Use of PPE (Updated 3/23/2021)
- CDC Video: Donning and Doffing PPE (look at the bottom of the page)
- PPE PAPR DON
- PPE PAPR DOFF
- PPE N95 DON
- PPE N95 DOFF
- CMH Video: Setting up PAPR Versa Flow
- CMH Video: Cleaning the PAPR Versa Flow
- CDC Factsheet: Performing a seal check on your N95 respirator mask
- CDC Factsheet: Respirator On/Respirator Off (Updated 08/21/20)
Clinical care algorithms
- CMH Exposure Control Plan
- Algorithms included on CMH Exchange Infection Prevention page:
- Surgical Services
- Outpatient Care
- Family Birth Center
Forms for patients being tested for COVID-19
Please ask each patient being tested for COVID-19 (or their guardian) to fill out this form:
- REALD Form for Self (Spanish version)
- REALD Form for Child, to be Filled by Parent/Guardian (Spanish version)
State and federal guidelines
Vaccinations for CMH caregivers
Contact Employee Health to get vaccinated or receive a vaccine booster.
We have tremendous confidence in the vaccines' efficacy and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. According to a new State of Oregon rule, all health care workers must be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18, 2021, unless they have an approved religious or medical exception.
mRNA vaccines and vaccine development
- CDC Fact Sheet: Learn About the New mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines
- CDC: Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines
- FDA: Vaccine Development 101
Lead the way
We hear you! Thank you for allowing our clinical social work team to support you all during this very challenging time. We appreciate the work every CMH caregiver does to support our community, and we want to continue to help support you. Our social workers are great listeners and often have good resource suggestions!
Call us seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 971.286.0084.
- Need food now? Here are lists of food bank locations and days and hours of operation in Clatsop County and in Pacific County.
Do you need financial assistance?
The COVID-19 Caregiver Support fund helps employees experiencing a personal financial crisis who have exhausted all other avenues of assistance. Read More.
- Apply for the CMH Foundation COVID-19 Caregiver Fund.
- Clatsop Community Action offers connections to assistance with food, housing and utilities.
- Donated Leave Form
Babysitting or child care
If you're looking for child care in Clatsop County, the NW Regional Child Care Resource and Referral program has compiled a list of early learning programs in the county.
Help paying for child care
If you're looking for help paying for child care, you may qualify for Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) subsidies from the State of Oregon. The State of Oregon has expanded eligibility and removed copay requirements for Employment Related Day Care (EDRC), which helps families pay for child care while they're working. Review the revised eligibility and application information to see if you qualify and how to apply.
You may also find some relief with one of these family support programs.
- Oregon Information Hotline: 211; 24/7.
- Washington Information Hotline: 800.525.0127, press #; 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
- Clatsop County Public Health Information Line: 503.325.8500 ext. 4921 (English); 503.325.8500, ext. 4925 (Spanish); Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.
- Pacific County Emergency Operations Center Call Center: 360.875.9407 or 360.642.9407; Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.