Member Newsletter – Summer 2020



Thank you for your continued support! Umpqua Health Alliance strives to keep our members up-to-date on what’s happening in the community as well as within our company. If you have any questions or have suggestions for our next newsletter, please contact us! Call 541-229-4842 or email us at To sign up for our Member Newsletter, please follow this link:

Umpqua Health News

We plan on opening our doors again soon.

  • Member Services will be closed on these days:
    • Friday, July 3rd for Independence Day.
      • We will open back up on Monday, July 6th at 8:00 AM.
    • Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.
      • We will open back up on Tuesday, September 8th at 8:00 AM

To ensure that our Douglas County got the best help possible, during the COVID-19 pandemic, UHA worked with our Community Partners in many different ways:

  • Housing Umpqua First
    • Giving the homeless pocket sized hand sanitizers.
  • Peace at Home (F.K.A. Battered Persons Advocacy)
    • Women who were victims of violence at home were given housing away from their homes.
  • ADAPT and Compass
    • Handing out cell phones and data plans.
      • These were used to help keep people in touch with a mental health provider.
      • This also helped them go to NA/AA when phone meetings were the only option.
  • Roseburg Rescue Mission
    • Sneeze guards for their food service workers,
    •  Gloves,
    • Bags for “to-go” meals,
    • UHA also put UV lights in the building ducts to help limit the spread of germs.
  • Fish Pantries, UCAN Food Bank, and Meals on Wheels:
    • Food boxes for families.
    • Daily meals that were brought to people with disabilities.
  • HIV Alliance
    • Food,
    • Gas,
    • Personal hygiene items,
    • Housing aid,
    • Urgent food needs for the homeless.

Healthy Habits

  • August is National Immunization Awareness Month
    • This brings to light the importance of getting your shots through your life. You have the power to protect yourself and your family against severe illnesses. Call your doctor today to see if you are up to date on your shots. UHA covers yearly flu shots. If you are over 50 years old, you are eligible to get shingles shots and pneumonia shots. Children 0 to 18 are covered for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggested shots.
  • July 6th through the 12th is National Childhood Obesity Week
    • The CDC states that 1 in 5 children is considered obese. Obese is when someone has a higher amount of body fat than what is considered healthy. A child that is obese has a higher risk of having chronic health problems. Issues like asthma (breathing problems), sleep apnea (trouble breathing in your sleep), joint problems, and type 2 diabetes. Kids who are obese also may be bullied. This can cause depression and low self-esteem. It’s important to keep your children active. It’s especially important during this time of social isolation. With the summer months, there are plenty of things for kids to do outside.
      • Here are some low cost, fun ideas to get kids active. Many of these items can be bought from the dollar store!
        • Hula hooping
        • Jump rope
        • Sidewalk chalk

Hands and Feet Hopscotch


Create a hopscotch


Sponge Darts

  • As always, UHA wants you to be safe during the summer months:
      • Wear plenty of sunscreen and apply often.
      • Drink a lot of water!
      • When going in the river, always wear a life jacket.
      • If you’re riding a bike or scooter, wear a helmet!

These things may not seem like much, but it will help keep you safe.

Join Us!

Diabetes Self Management Education & Support

Cow Creek Health and Wellness offers monthly DSME classes for those living with diabetes. For those who want to learn more about how to manage their diabetes and be healthy!

Classes are usually held on the last Monday of the month.

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Cow Creek Health and Wellness Center

2371 NE Stephens St.

Roseburg, OR 97470

Classes are taught by Registered Dietitians. Individual Nutrition Therapy is also available for Diabetes Management.

REGISTRATION IS NEEDED—please call to sign up and save your spot!

We are excited to have you join us to learn more about managing your diabetes!

For more information or to sign up, call Cow Creek Health and Wellness Center at 541-672-8533.

Service Spotlight

  • Evergreen Family Medicine (EFM) has opened a beautiful new clinic! EFM has remodeled the old Department of Human Services (DHS) building. Their Women’s Health clinic, that was located at 1813 W. Harvard Ave, Suite 541, has moved to the new office. Some of the current and new primary care doctors have also moved here.
  • Come see Evergreen Family Medicine and Women’s Health at:
    • 1937 W. Harvard Ave
    • Roseburg, OR 97471
  • As a reminder, UHA covers Non-Emergent Medical Transportation (NEMT) through Bay Cities Brokerage (BCB).
    • Rides can be:
      • Going to doctor’s visits,
      • To the pharmacy,
      • AA/NA meetings,
      • WIC appointments,
    • BCB also gives mileage refunds if you have your own ride. This can be with your own vehicle, or if friends or family can take you.
    • For more information, please contact BCB at 877-324-8109, or visit

Community Resources and Events


4th of July is coming up! Here are some of the events that are going on in Douglas County:

    • The Roseburg Hometown 4th of July Fireworks Committee announced on 6/6/2020 that they will be putting on a fireworks show this year.
    • The fireworks show will be held at Reservoir Hill. This is on NE Stephens St. in Roseburg. This is so more people will be able to see them from their homes. We are still in phase II of reopening. Social distancing is still needed. To keep up to date with the show, please visit their Facebook page at:
    • Riddle Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a fireworks show for the 4th of July. Due to the pandemic, they were not able to do their normal fundraising. They are asking for everyone’s help. Their goal is to raise $18,000.
      • If they are unable to raise the money needed to put on the show, they will save the money for the fireworks show for 2021.
      • If you would like to donate:
        • Go to the City of Riddle
        • 647 1st Ave
        • Riddle, OR 97469
    • Camas Valley Cash Days
      • Camas Valley Rural Fire Department is hosting the 2020 Quarantine Survivor’s Camas Valley Cash Days!

Did You Know?

  • Fire season began Monday June 15th! What does this mean?
  • Douglas County and the Umpqua National Forest are now under fire restrictions:
    • Smoking is not allowed unless:
      • You are in a car on a paved road,
      • On a boat in the water,
      • In labeled smoking areas.
    • No back yard debris burning, not even in burn barrels.
    • No open fires except
      • in a fire pit,
      • In the labeled spot in a camping spot,
      • You can still cook on your barbeque.
    • No fireworks.
    • All vehicles that are not farm equipment need to stay on paved or gravel roads. Gravel roads must be clear of grass or plants that reach the bottom of your vehicle.
  • Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
    • Dolly Parton has created a book gifting program that mails books to children for free! Children who are 0 to 5 years old can sign up. Each month your child will receive book. This program tries to send out books that your child will enjoy at their age. So far, this program has gifted over 17.1 million books worldwide! Dolly Parton’s goal is to inspire kids to love to read. So she is doing her part in helping families all over get books that are high quality and fun to read.

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