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RHCare, CCare, and AbortionCare Overview; and Clinic Certification

  

This page describes RHCare, CCare, and AbortionCare and how to become certified with the RH Program to provide these services.

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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.

  • Read the RH Program Rules: Division 4, 333-004-3000 to 333-004-3240 of the Oregon Administrative Rules (click Division 4 - Oregon Reproductive Health Program, and scroll down to 333-004-3000 or below).
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. The RH Program’s full statement on racial equity can be found here.

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

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.

How to Become a CCare Clinic

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

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.

How to Become an AbortionCare Clinic

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 Requirements thoroughly.
  2. Contact the RH Program at rh.program@dhsoha.state.or.us

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


Notice of RH Program Temporary Rules
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division, Oregon Reproductive Health (RH) Program is temporarily amending, suspending and adopting Oregon Administrative Rules in chapter 333, division 004 to reflect changes in funding source. These rules are effective May 1, 2022 through October 27, 2022.

In July 2019, the RH Program withdrew from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Title X program as a result of restrictive new rules at the federal level that contradicted state law. In the absence of Title X funds, the RH Program utilized an alternative source of funding, Oregon Reproductive Health Program General Funds, or RH GF, to reimburse certified agencies for clinical services. Under the Biden administration, HHS removed the restrictive rules from Title X and the RH Program submitted an application to rejoin Title X. On March 30, 2022, the RH Program received a notice of grant award and intends to resume use of Title X funds to reimburse for clinical services starting May 1, 2022. Drawing on federal Title X funds, in place of RH GF, will allow the RH Program to conserve state general funds.

For more details, please see the Temporary Administrative Order, including the Statement of Need and Justification and the full text of the temporary rules.

If you have any questions or would prefer a hardcopy be sent, please contact: Emily Elman, emily.l.elman@dhsoha.state.or.us or 503-407-4195.