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A lemonade/bake sale outside the Samaritan Health Plans building in Corvallis, Ore. organized by Autumn Benton to help pay for her home birth out-of-pocket. Benton is joined by family, friends, and supporters in protest of Samaritan opting to not cover home births under their insurance plans.

Protest shows concerns on homebirth exclusion from insurance policy

Eden Todd, News Contributor
July 17, 2021

Corvallis resident Autumn Benton discovered she was pregnant with her third child last December. She has since found that having a homebirth was not covered by her health insurance.Benton, a part-time...

Samaritan Health Services now offers the ability for patients to select which COVID-19 vaccine they receive when signing up through their website. Samaritan Health Services currently offers the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to patients.

Samaritan Health website offers vaccine choices

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
June 1, 2021

Samaritan Health Services has started offering the ability for residents above 18 to choose which COVID-19 vaccine they want to receive when they schedule their vaccine appointments on their website.When...

Corvallis residents awaiting and receiving COVID-19 vaccinations inside of Reser Stadium. On February 17th, FEMA announced that Benton County would receive $3.1 million in federal funding to support COVID-19 vaccination centers.

Funding from FEMA will support mass vaccination clinics

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
March 9, 2021

After being awarded $3.1 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Benton County will use this money to support mass vaccination clinics for COVID-19, but vaccination rates are not expected...

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Benton County continues coronavirus response efforts after first county death

Tanveer Sandhu, News Contributor
March 30, 2020

The Benton County Health Department announced the county’s first coronavirus-related death on March 30: an 88-year-old woman who was receiving medical treatment at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical...

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