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Oregon Health Plan and COVID-19

Oregon Health Plan members are covered

Have OHP and need to a test for COVID-19? It’s covered. Need a vaccine or to stay in the hospital because of COVID-19? That’s covered, too.

Traveling out of state? Emergency testing and hospitalization for COVID-19 is covered.

Have CWM? CWM is emergency-only coverage. During this national emergency:

  • CWM covers testing, treatment, hospitalization, vaccines and vaccine booster doses for COVID-19. 
  • You do not need to use an emergency department to get these services.

Have CWM Plus? CWM Plus is OHP coverage for CWM members during pregnancy. During this  national emergency:

  • CWM Plus coverage will continue until the emergency ends.
  • CWM Plus covers COVID-19 testing, treatment, hospitalization, vaccines, and vaccine booster doses.

Need health coverage? Apply for OHP today or use the Getting health coverage in Oregon guide to see what coverage is right for you.

COVID-19 vaccines and booster doses are free.

OHP and CWM members do not have to pay a visit fee or make a donation to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster.

Your health is important to us. Starting March 18, 2020, if you have OHP or CWM, you are covered.

During the COVID-19 emergency, OHP and CWM benefits will only close when:

  • You go to prison,
  • You tell us to stop your OHP,
  • You die,
  • You move out of Oregon and become a resident of another state,
  • We find that we approved medical benefits in error, or 
  • A court finds that we approved medical benefits in error based on incorrect information that a member knowingly gave to us.

​The federal government sent stimulus checks to help families during the COVID-19 emergency. It is also increased unemployment payments.

The stimulus and unemployment benefit increase will not change whether you qualify for the Oregon Health Plan.

This money will not be counted when you are applying or reporting a change in your household.

You can get OHP even if you haven't qualified before.

​Apply today at ONE.Oregon.gov or call 800-699-9075. Wait times may be long.

You can also get free help from a local community partner. Find a community partner in your area.

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You can report changes in one of the following ways:

Learn more about reporting changes to OHP​.

OHP members can get many prescriptions by mail.

Ask your pharmacy if they can mail your prescriptions for free. If your pharmacy won’t send your prescriptions:

It’s important to keep taking medications as prescribed.

Refill your important medications at least two weeks before you run out. You can ask for an emergency supply.

Pharmacies can help. If the pharmacist says it is “too soon,” tell them you need a refill now because of the COVID-19 emergency.


You can set up appointments, talk to your providers, and get care without leaving your home. This is called “telehealth” and it’s free for OHP members.

Talk to your doctor or other providers about making a telehealth appointment.

You can also​ ask your CCO. If you need an interpreter or help in another language or format, tell your provider. They are there to help.

Learn more about getting care without leaving your home.


There are changes to out-of-hospital births for Oregon Health Plan members during the COVID-19 emergency.

OHP members who want to deliver their baby outside of a hospital can ask for a community (out-of-hospital) birth. They need to ask their doctor, midwife, or other provider. 

To prevent exposure to COVID-19, OHP has made some changes to the request process.

  • Before, you could only get approval if you were fewer than 27 weeks, 6 days pregnant. Now, you can get approval up to the 38th week of your pregnancy.
  • There are also changes to the list of risks that require a hospital delivery. Ask your provider about what has changed and what will work best for your delivery.

More COVID-19 info

COVID-19 updates about cases, guidance, common questions and more.

ODHS COVID updates about food benefits, emergency help and more.

National COVID-19 information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Get help

Call Dial 211
Get answers to general questions about COVID-19
Call 800-699-9075
 Talk to OHP Customer Service
Community partner Find local help

COVID-19 concerns or issues?

Contact the COVID-19 Feedback team:
Email: 
COVID.19@dhsoha.state.or.us.
Leave a voicemail: 
503-945-5488 (this line is in 12 languages).
Mail to:
Oregon Health Authority
Attn: COVID-19 Feedback Team
800 NE Oregon Street, Ste 930
Portland, OR 97232