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health Network

OWN Your Health!

We improve rural health outcomes and equity in Umatilla, Union, Morrow, and Walla Walla counties.

Our Mission

Integrating physical, mental, behavioral, and public health services to improve health outcomes and health equity focusing on access, quality, and cost effectiveness.

Why Rural Health Matters

Rural communities face unique challenges, especially when it comes to healthcare. Oftentimes, we have less access to healthcare services, including those for substance use disorder and mental health. Improving rural health is an important priority so that we can ensure that every person in our community has the care they need to stay healthy and thrive.

Who We Are

We work with our partners to provide whole person care, including behavioral and mental health and physical wellness, for patients in Umatilla, Union, Morrow, and Walla Walla counties.

We collaborate with local organizations and county agencies to provide and support comprehensive services for all, regardless of age or experience. We serve low-income individuals and families, the Latino/Latinx, Native American, and LGBTQ+ communities, youth, offenders and those currently incarcerated, unhoused individuals and families, pregnant and postpartum parents, and those with substance use disorder and opioid use disorder.

Our Impact

What We Do



Life-changing healthcare, services, training, and support to help break down stigma and decrease health disparities.



A welcoming environment and a safe space where community members can get the help they need without judgement.



A community of over 181,000 individuals so that they continue to live, work, and thrive in NE Oregon and SE Washington.

We’ve implemented a crisis warmline available for select hours during the week to offer specific, local support to youth in our area. We’re expanding this for 24/7 access in the future so that more youth will be able to access services including peer counseling and suicide prevention.

We’ve trained over 20 peer mentors, several of which have become state certified substance abuse counselors who live in and contribute to our communities.

We are providing community trainings on overdose prevention and naloxone distribution.

We are encouraging and providing resources for healthcare providers around continuing education, Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT), and evidence-based care so we can keep qualified, highly effective providers in our area and further serve the needs of patients.

We’re working with local providers on how to effectively code and bill insurance and Medicaid to ensure that healthcare dollars are coming back to our communities.

We are working with local schools to develop training in nutrition, life skills, job training, and substance use disorder.

Our Services

COPES Outpatient Services

Copes Outpatient provides compassionate, confidential, and professional services for people suffering from alcoholism and substance abuse. We believe that recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction is possible, even in very late stages. We pride ourselves in providing client centered treatment services and meeting people where they are at.

COPES Peer Centers

The COPES Peer Centers located in Pendleton, Hermiston, and Milton-Freewater strive to offer barrier-free, stigma-free services to struggling individuals. COPES trained peer support specialists meet people where they’re at to provide support and guidance in goal setting and action planning for each individual’s pathway to recovery. At COPES we believe in empowerment through shared experiences. When you enter a COPES Peer Center you will know, you are not alone. 

The COPES Peer program is funded by the Prime Plus grant through the state of Oregon. 

Nurture Oregon

Nurture Oregon’s journey started with ‘Project Nurture’ in Multnomah County in 2015 to assist pregnant individuals facing substance use challenges. Because of successful outcomes, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Comagine Health expanded the program’s reach, aiming for a wrap around approach, including prenatal support, substance use treatment, and coordination of care with resources and services.

OWhN was selected by OHA and Comagine to start Nurture Oregon for pregnant individuals in Eastern Oregon and Umatilla County.

COPES 4 Youth

COPES 4 YOUTH is focused on providing behavioral health and substance use disorder services to youth across Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington. This program is funded by a four-year Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Care grant. COPES 4 Youth is dedicated to providing safe and stigma-free services to our community’s struggling youth. We provide these services through school-based education and our new Youth Peer Centers. COPES 4 Youth aims to meet youth where they’re at and walk with them every step of the way on their path to recovery. 


The UCOPE program aims to support the whole health and wellbeing of individuals who use substances. UCOPE supports individuals across the recovery continuum through increased access to preventive care, testing and treatment for hepatitis C and HIV, harm reduction services, and immunization. Through the UCOPE initiative we aim to provide cross-service collaboration as well as increased availability to providers. UCOPE is committed to providing low barrier access to treatment, and meeting clients where they are to provide quality care without judgment.


The Justice Reinvestment Equity Program (JREP) includes 18 culturally specific and culturally responsive organizations in communities impacted by the Oregon criminal legal system. The Oregon Washington Health Network COPES program has been selected to participate in this program due to our dedication to reducing incarceration and racial disparities in the criminal legal system, promoting healing, and advancing community safety across Eastern Oregon. The COPES JREP program is focused on meeting these goals through the implementation of the Batterers Intervention Program (BIP), Caring Dads Program, and Anger Management Program.

To learn more about JREP in Oregon visit www.northwesthealth.org/jrep

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