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  • Starting November 15: There’s a new way to enroll in health care

    The way people apply for health care in Oregon is changing. Starting November 15, the federal marketplace, HealthCare.gov, will provide Oregonians an automated application and enrollment process for both the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) and private coverage.

    Most applicants will be best served at the federal website, but not everyone. That's why we created OregonHealthCare.gov.

  • SNACK program helps kids eat better, move more – and avoid chronic diseases
    Cody Daggett

    December 19, 2014 (Dayton, Ore.) — Cody Daggett's doctor told him he should do something about his weight.

    Daggett got involved in the SNACK program at Physician's Medical Center in McMinnville. SNACK stands for Student Nutrition and Activity Clinic for Kids. The program grew out of a vision from the medical center's health care providers who saw their young patients struggling with issues of adequate exercise and healthy eating. SNACK recently earned a grant from Yamhill Community Care Organization and hired a coordinator. The program plans to expand now with a dedicated person to provide leadership and direction. They expect to help about 100 pediatric patients next year.

  • Did you receive an Oregon Health Plan coverage renewal letter?
    Did you receive a benefits renewal letter?

    Learn more about how and when you should renew your health care.


Coordinated care organizations (CCOs)
Health system transformation 
Coordinated care organizations, or CCOs, have been formed in local communities across Oregon. CCOs are networks of all types of health care providers who have agreed to work together in their local communities for people who receive health care coverage under the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid). There are 16 CCOs in operation across the state​, serving about 90 percent of Oregon Health Plan members. 

Learn more about coordinated care organizations here.
Addictions and mental health system change
Addictions and mental health system change
In addition to the work to create Coordinated Care Organizations (above), the Addictions and Mental Health Division has undertaken a parallel but separate system change effort with Oregon's county governments to restructure the publicly funded addictions and mental health system for people who are not eligible for the Oregon Health Plan.

Read more about Addictions and Mental health services
What is OHA?
What is OHA? 
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is at the forefront of lowering and containing costs, improving quality and increasing access to health care in order to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians.

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Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid)
Learn how to apply for the Oregon Health Plan
Free or low-cost health coverage for kids
Oregon Healthy Kids 
Budget information
OHA 2015-2017 budget information

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