Medicaid long-term care benefits
Medicaid is for people with limited income and resources. Oregon's Medicaid program is called the Oregon Health Plan, or OHP.
Medicaid pays for long-term care for people who meet eligibility requirements. The are several different programs, and they each have their own eligibility criteria. Services may include help with
daily activities, health-related tasks and more. Services can be provided in a person’s home or in a facility.
To apply: You can call the ADRC to apply by phone at
855-673-2372. You can also
apply online or call your
local Benefits office to make an appointment and apply in person.
Learn more on the OHP website
Healthier Oregon Program
More people now qualify for Medicaid, regardless of immigration status
The Healthier Oregon program gives more people access to Medicaid benefits, regardless of their immigration status. This program provides Medicaid benefits to all people in Oregon who meet income eligibility criteria.
To learn more: Visit the Healthier Oregon page.
Healthier Oregon also provides benefits for more people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Public charge notice for immigrants
Medicaid benefits are generally not counted during an immigrant's public charge test. However, if you get long-term care in a nursing facility or mental health institution, this can be counted.
Oregon Legal Aid can give you advice about public benefits and immigration. Call their hotline at 800-520-5292 or see this flyer,
Know the Facts about Public Charge.
Oregon Project Independence
Oregon Project Independence is a program for people who need help to stay in their home, and who don't have Medicaid long-term care benefits. Services may include home-delivered meals, help at home, personal care, transportation and respite care.
ADRC Oregon Project Independence page
Long-term care insurance
Long-term care insurance can help pay for long-term care costs, but it's not right for everyone. Visit the
Oregon Insurance Division website for help deciding if long-term care insurance is a good fit for you.
Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older, and some people under 65 with certain disabilities or conditions.
does not generally pay for long-term care, but it
does help pay for skilled nursing or home health care for rehabilitation after certain kinds of hospital stays.
Visit the federal Medicare websiteGet free Medicare help
Free Medicare help is provided through a program called "SHIBA" (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance).