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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

​​Better ca​​re for more people

About Healthier Oregon

Thanks to the program known as "Healthier Oregon", more people are now eligible for full Oregon Health Plan benefits and other services and supports, regardless of their immigration status. These other services and supports are offered through the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) and the Office of Aging and People with Disabilities (APD). ""

Healthier Oregon offers free health coverage through the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) for people who meet the following criteria:

  • Live in Oregon
  • Meet income and other criteria
  • Don't qualify for full OHP benefits because of their immigration status
  • Are 19-25 years old or 55 years and older

Find more information about Healthier Oregon and apply via the Oregon Health Authority to see if you qualify. For help, email

Healthier Oregon benefits are not affected by the Public Charge ruling, but there is an exception for long-term care services provided in a nursing facility or state hospital. For more information, see "Know the Facts about Public Charge."

About O​​DDS' services and supports

Thanks to Healthier Oregon, all people who meet intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) eligibility can get case management services, regardless of their immigration status or income.

People ages 19-25 or 55 and older who meet income and I/DD eligibility can also access all I/DD services and supports, including long-term home and community-based services, such as:

  • Help with activities like bathing, dressing, eating, communication, movement or accessing the community
  • Employment services
  • Assistive technology

For more information and to access these services, contact your county's Community Developmental Disabilities Program.

If you have questions about how Healthier Oregon affects your ODDS services, email​.

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​Healthier Oregon and APD's ​​services and supports

Learn more about Healthier Oregon's services and supports offered through the Office of Aging and People with Disabilities​.