Child Care

​​​​​​​​​​​​What does it mea​​n to be listed and approved?

It means you have completed all the requirements, passed a background check, and are approved to receive child care subsidy payments from the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS).

You must be listed and approved before you provide child care.

Being listed by ​ODHS is not the same as becoming a licensed child care provider. To learn about licensing, visit the Early Learning Division website.


How do I get listed and approved?

  • Complete a Child Care Provider​ Listin​g form. Instructions and detailed ​requirements are included in the form.
  • Send your completed form to the ODHS Direct Pay Unit​ right away (see below).
  • ​​ODHS will receive and process your listing form. We will contact you if there are any issues.
  • After your listing form is approved, we will notify you and send you a billing form. You need a billing form so you can be paid.
  • Once you have been approved and have a billing form, you are ready to start providing child care.

Note: ODHS does not pay for child care provided before you are approved.​​

Download the Child Care Provider Listing ​​form


​You can also get a listing form by contacting your ​​local ODHS Self-Sufficiency office or asking the family. The family can get this form from an ODHS worker.


Questions? If you have questions about completing the form, contact the Direct Pay Unit at 1-800-699-9074.


Send in ​your completed form

By mail:
Direct Pay Unit
P.O. Box 14850
Salem, OR 97309-0850

By email (PDF ​only)​: dpu.childcarebilling@dhsoha.state.or.us​​​​

By fax: 503-378-5953

Avoid delays

Carefully follow the instructions on the listing form. If it is not complete, it may be returned to you. This will cause delays. Delays will affect when payment can start.

Plan for training

If you are a license exempt provider, visit the Required Training page to see which trainings you will need to take before you can be listed and ​approved.


Provider Guide

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Child Care Provider Guide
This guide ​explains what you need to know to become a listed and approved ODHS child care provider.

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