We are committed to protecting the health and well-being of our staff and the people we serve. It’s central to our mission.
We have made several changes to support families and child care providers. During this uncertain time, we want to make sure families have access to the child care they need.
Copays were reduced to $0 through certification periods for families applying or renewing through September 30, 2021.
Starting October 2021
- Families that apply or renew in October 2021 or later will have a copay based on gross income and household size.
- New copay amounts are
much lower than before COVID-19.
- See the Copay page for details.
School age children can be covered by ERDC when they are doing distance learning due to COVID-19.
- Providers can bill ODHS for providing child care while children are doing distance learning.
- For example, a provider can help a child log in online, contact a teacher, develop schedules to support a child's distance learning and help with school work.
The ODHS Direct Pay Unit (DPU) coordinates billing and payments. They also process billing and listing forms. Please reach out with concerns or questions.
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
By phone: 800-699-9074