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Oregon Home Care Commission


In 2017, the Oregon Home Care Commission (OHCC) submitted our Workforce Development Strategic Plan which recommended technological efficiency and innovation with regards to how in-home consumers and providers could connect with one another for consistent employment and vital service needs being met.

In the 2019 collective bargaining agreement between the OHCC and SEIU Local 503 it was agreed upon to implement an updated consumer and provider registry through partnership with Carewell SEIU 503. This collaborative effort led to Carina.

What i​s Carina?​

Carina is an easy-to-use website where people looking for care can quickly and easily match with providers who meet their needs. Carina is an optional tool for all Medicaid and Oregon Project Independence (OPI) consumers. Carina partnered with the following to develop a tool to meet the needs of Medicaid and OPI consumers across Oregon:

  • Oregon Department of Human Services
  • Oregon Health Authority - Health Systems Division
  • Oregon Home Care Commission
  • Carewell SEIU 503
  • SEIU Local 503

Carina is currently available in thirteen counties. 

Carina is launching in counties across Oregon throughout 2023 and 2024. Medicaid and Oregon Project Independence consumers in the following counties can now sign up for Carina: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, Tillamook and Yamhill. ​

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