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Personal Health Navigator (PHN)

A Personal Health Navigator (PHN) is an individual who provides information, assistance, tools and support to enable a patient to make the best health care decisions.

Personal Health Navigator Training Requirements for Certification

  • Complete an approved training program; or
  • Provide documentation that you have worked or volunteered as a traditional health worker for at least 3000 hours in Oregon from January 1, 2004 to June 30, 2019; or
  • If you have completed some or all of the certification training requirements, you may be able to count previously - completed training toward certification.
  • Personal Health Navigators are required to complete THW Oral Health for Personal Health Navigator Training Program, in addition to your approved training program curricula.
  • Apply for the Traditional Health Worker (THW) certification via the portal at *Regarding recertification, for renewal purposes, we require applicants to apply within 60-90 days prior to their expiration date.

Once you are certified with the Oregon Health Authority, we will add you to our state registry. The registry is a reliable, trusted source for finding a traditional health worker in Oregon.  

Do you have a Civil Rights Complaint or concern regarding THW-PHN services?

For additional Information about the THW program, please contact us at:
Telephone: 971-673-3353
Fax: 971-673-1128