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RHCare, CCare, and AbortionCare Overview; and Clinic Certification

  

This page describes RHCare, CCare, and AbortionCare and how to become certified.

RHCare  CCare  AbortionCare


For questions about the certification process or requirements of any of the programs, please email rh.program@dhsoha.state.or.us.

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What is the Reproductive Health Program?

The Oregon Reproductive Health (RH) Program receives funding from three different sources to provide reproductive health services to people in Oregon. It is dedicated to ensuring all people in Oregon have access to high-quality, culturally-responsive reproductive and sexual health services, knowledge, and resources through partnerships with clinics, community organizations, and policy makers.

The RH Program commits to working towards racial equity by addressing racism and implicit bias, and reducing systemic barriers to care. We acknowledge the past and present role of government in creating inequities and doing harm to communities of color and tribal and indigenous communities in Oregon, leading to historical and ongoing trauma. We envision an Oregon where all community members thrive, and racial inequities are eliminated. Read the RH Program’s full statement on racial equity.

What is RHCare?

RHCare is a program that uses all three funding sources to provide reproductive health services to anyone with reproductive capacity. RHCare clinics receive reimbursement for reproductive health services provided to clients enrolled in the RH Access Fund.

Although RHCare does provide reimbursement, it is not just a coverage source. The RH Program believes that all people are entitled to high-quality, culturally-responsive reproductive health services. Therefore, RHCare clinics are required to provide the same high-quality, culturally-responsive reproductive health services to all clients with reproductive capacity, regardless of ability to pay.

How to Become a RHCare Clinic 

To become a RHCare clinic(s), agencies must meet the RHCare Certification Requirements and complete an Application for Certification. The Certification Requirements provide the foundation for high-quality services based on national standards of care and align with best practices and recommendations for
comprehensive client-centered, culturally-responsive preventive care. RHCare clinics must also be enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan OHP, offer the same services to OHP clients, and bill OHP.

To become certified:

  1. Read the RHCare Certification Packet thoroughly.
  2. Contact the RH Program rh.program@dhsoha.state.or.us.

For strategies and resources for meeting the certification requirements, see the Companion Document for RHCare Certification Requirements.


If you are a current RHCare agency that needs to renew your certification by February, 2023, see the RHCare Certification Process Webinar: slides | video

What is CCare?

The Oregon ContraceptiveCare Program (CCare) is a program that uses Medicaid waiver funding to provide services related to preventing pregnancy to a subset of clients enrolled in the RH Access Fund. CCare clinics receive reimbursement for CCare services provided to clients enrolled in the RH Access Fund who qualify for CCare funding.

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To become a CCare clinic(s), agencies must meet the CCare Certification
Requirements and complete an Application for Certification. The Certification Requirements provide the foundation for high-quality services based on national standards of care and align with best practices and recommendations for
comprehensive client-centered, culturally-responsive preventive care. CCare clinics 
must also be enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan OHP, offer the same services to OHP clients, and bill OHP.

To become certified

  1. Read the CCare Certification Packet thoroughly.
  2. Contact the RH Program at rh.program@dhsoha.state.or.us.

For strategies and resources for meeting the certification requirements, see the Companion Document for CCare Certification Requirements.


If you are a current CCare agency that needs to renew your certification by February, 2023, see the CCare Certification Process Webinar: slides | video

What is AbortionCare?

AbortionCare is a program that uses Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA) funding to provide abortion services and post-procedure contraceptives to a subset of clients enrolled in the RH Access Fund. AbortionCare clinics receive reimbursement for AbortionCare services provided to clients enrolled in the RH Access Fund who qualify for RHEA funding.

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To become an AbortionCare clinic(s), agencies must meet the AbortionCare Certification Requirements and complete an Application for Certification. The Certification Requirements provide the foundation for high-quality services based on national standards of care and align with best practices and recommendations for comprehensive client-centered, culturally-responsive preventive care.

To become certified:

  1. Read the AbortionCare Certification Packet thoroughly.
  2. Contact the RH Program at rh.program@dhsoha.state.or.us

For strategies and resources for meeting the certification requirements, see the Companion Document for AbortionCare Certification Requirements.


If you are a current AbortionCare agency that needs to renew your certification by February, 2023, see the AbortionCare Certific
ation Process Webinar: slides | video