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Reproductive Health Program and CCare Overview, and Provider Certification

This page describes the Reproductive Health Program and CCare, and how to become a provider of reproductive health services, abortion services, and/or CCare services.

Reproductive Health Program  CCare

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What is the Reproductive Health Program?

The Oregon Reproductive Health (RH) Program oversees a statewide network of certified health care providers to ensure access to a suite of reproductive health services (including preventive reproductive health care, preconception, contraception). These services are provided to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Oregon Reproductive Health Program

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division is proposing to permanently amend administrative rules in chapter 333, division 4 for the purposes of removing references to Title X and replacing them with Oregon Reproductive Health Program General Funds, or RH GF. These permanent rules are intended to replace temporary rules filed on July 17, 2019 and effective July 17, 2019 through January 12, 2020.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on July 15, 2019, that it was enforcing new federal regulations for the Title X family planning program. On that date, the Oregon Reproductive Health Program ceased using any Title X funds. On August 26, 2019, the Oregon Reproductive Health Program formally withdrew its participation from the Title X family planning program. These rules permit the Oregon Reproductive Health Program to utilize Oregon Reproductive Health Program General Funds, or RH GF, instead of Title X funds.

You are being invited to review and comment on the proposed rules. If you wish to present oral testimony, a public hearing will be held in Portland, OR on November 18, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St. Room 618, Portland, OR 97232.

You may also file written comments before 5:00 p.m. on November 22, 2019, by submitting them to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at the following address: 

OHA, Public Health Division
Brittany Hall, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, Oregon 97232 

E-mail comments to: publichealth.rules@state.or.us
You may also send comments by fax to (971) 673-1299. 

Final rules will be filed after consideration of all comments. 

If you have any questions or would prefer a hardcopy be sent, please contact: Emily Elman, emily.l.elman@dhsoha.state.or.us or 971-673-0219.

How to Become a RH Program Provider

To become a RH Program certified provider, agencies must meet the Certification Requirements for Reproductive Health Services 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. RH Providers must also be enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), offer the same services to OHP clients, and bill OHP.

To apply for certification:

  1. Read through the Certification Requirements for Reproductive Health Services to determine if your agency and all enrolling clinics meet the certification requirements. 
  2. Complete the Application for Certification.
  3. Designate a staff person as the Reproductive Health Coordinator (RHC). For guidance read the RHC Competencies and RHC Calendar.
  4. Complete the Agency, Staff, and Clinic Information form.
  5. Submit the following to rh.program@state.or.us
    • Your agency's administrative policies and clinical protocols, as outlined in the Certification Requirements,
    • A copy of your agency's CLIA certification,
    • A copy of your agency's Board of Pharmacy license, and
    • A copy of your agency's W9.

Please note that all of the above documents must be submitted in order for an application to be considered complete. 

To add a clinic, send the following to rh.program@state.or.us:

  1. Completed New RH Program Clinic Certification Form.
  2. The clinic's Board of Pharmacy license if RNs dispense contraceptives on-site.
Once these pieces are submitted, the RH Program will start the process of amending your RH Program Medical Services Agreement.

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

How to Become an RH Program Provider for Abortion Services

To become a RH Program certified abortion provider, agencies must meet the Certification Requirements for Abortion Services 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 care. RH Providers must also be enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), offer the same services to OHP clients, and bill OHP.

To apply for certification:

  1. Read through the Certification Requirements for Abortion Services to determine if your agency and all enrolling clinics meet the certification requirements. 
  2. Complete the Application for Certification for Abortion Services.
  3. Designate a staff person as the Reproductive Health Coordinator. For guidance read the RHC Competencies and RHC Calendar.
  4. Complete the Agency, Staff, and Clinic Information form.
  5. Submit the following to rh.program@state.or.us
    • A copy of your agency's CLIA certification,
    • A copy of your agency's Board of Pharmacy license, and
    • A copy of your agency's W9.

Please note that all of the above documents must be submitted in order for an application to be considered complete. 

To add a clinic, send the following to rh.program@state.or.us:

  1. Completed New RH Program Abortion Services Clinic Certification Form.
  2. The clinic's Board of Pharmacy license if RNs dispense contraceptives on-site.

Once these pieces are submitted, the RH Program will start the process of amending your RH Program Abortion Services Medical Services Agreement.

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

What is CCare?

The Oregon ContraceptiveCare Program (CCare) is a Medicaid waiver program which serves Oregonians with incomes at or below 250% of the federal poverty level (FPL) who are not enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). CCare services are limited to those related to preventing unintended pregnancy and may include: annual exams; follow-up visits to evaluate or manage problems associated with contraceptive methods; medical procedures, lab tests, and counseling services associated with contraceptive management; and contraceptive methods. Only U.S. citizens/nationals and individuals with "eligible immigration status" are eligible for CCare. Clients with other immigration statuses can receive services at an agency certified to provide RH Program services.

To find a list of RH Program Providers go to our Find a Clinic page.

How to Become a CCare Provider

CCare providers must also be enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan OHP, offer the same services to OHP clients, and bill OHP.

To start the enrollment process:

  1. Read through the Prospective Provider Packet (pdf) to determine if your clinic can comply with CCare program requirements. The packet Includes an overview of program requirements (including a link to the RHC Competencies for CCare-only Agencies), questions to consider before enrolling, the CCare Standards of Care, information about supplies, links to the program manual, and other important information and resources.
  2. Read through the Oregon CCare Administrative Rules.
  3. Contact the RH Program at rh.program@state.or.us for enrollment information and forms.

To add a clinic, send the following to rh.program@state.or.us:

  1. Completed New CCare Clinic Form.
  2. The clinic's Board of Pharmacy license if RNs dispense contraceptives on-site.
Once these pieces are submitted, the RH Program will start the process of amending your CCare Medical Services Agreement.


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