The Oregon Health Plan
The Oregon Health Plan (OHP) is our state Medicaid program. It provides health care coverage for low-income Oregonians from all walks of life. This includes working families, children, pregnant women, single adults, seniors and more.
Our mission is to provide health coverage to low-income individuals and families, making sure they can access basic health care needs.
Better Health, Better Care and Lower Costs
- Increase access to health care for low-income Oregonians
- Improve the health of Oregonians by improving quality of care and access to preventive services
- Contain the cost of health care
Apply for OHP
If you think you may qualify for the Oregon Health Plan, you should visit OregonHealthCare.gov. Then, answer a few screening questions to find out what application works best for you.
For most people, it’s best to fill out an application at HealthCare.gov. This is the national health insurance website. HealthCare.gov provides an automated application and enrollment process for:
- The Oregon Health Plan
- Health insurance through a private insurance company
- Financial assistance to help pay for private insurance
Most people will find out right away what they qualify for at HealthCare.gov.
For some people, it may be best to fill out Oregon’s state-based, online PDF or paper application. To find out what application you should use, answer the questions on OregonHealthCare.gov.
Health care for more Oregonians
In 2014, the Oregon Health Plan opened to more Oregonians as allowed under the federal Affordable Care Act. This allowed over 380,000 more Oregonians to qualify for the Oregon Health Plan that year. Today, more people have access to the health care they need when they need it, bringing peace of mind and financial security to individuals and families across the state.
To reach our goal of providing better health and better care at lower costs for all Oregonians, Oregon created coordinated care organizations (CCOs). Most people who receive care under the Oregon Health Plan are enrolled in a CCO.
CCOs are local health care networks consisting of all types of health care providers working together to deliver patient-centered care.
CCOs focus on prevention, chronic disease management and early intervention, while working to reduce waste and inefficiencies in the health care system. CCOs are required to meet quality standards that show how well they are improving in key areas such as access to care, prevention and health screening, mental health care, and many others. Reports are published regularly.