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Oregon MothersCare: Supporting healthy pregnancies

Oregon MothersCare: Supporting Healthy Pregnancies

Do you need access to pregnancy support services?
Click here to find an OMC site near you. 
Visit 211 online, Call 211, or text "health" or "salud" to 898211

About Oregon MothersCare (OMC)
Oregon MothersCare seeks to improve access to prenatal care for all people in Oregon. OMC started with five sites in January of 2000 and grew to twenty-five sites by 2018. In 2018, the program helped 3,283 people get pregnancy and prenatal information, help and services. OMC services are provided at  Access Sites typically local clinics or public health agencies. OMC Access Sites help connect pregnant people to the services they need for a healthy pregnancy. OMC sites provide these services to all clients free of charge.


OMC helps connect people with: 

Who is eligible to participate in OMC? 

Any pregnant person is eligible to receive services from an OMC Access Site, regardless of their income, insurance status, or citizenship status. OMC Access Sites accept clients with:

  •  Oregon Health Plan
  •  Private insurance
  • CAWEM/CAWEX
  • No insurance
 
Early prenatal care is important because it: 
  •  Helps identify and take care of health problems before they become serious
  •  Helps make sure your baby is growing well
  • Gives you the chance to ask questions and learn about your pregnancy
  • Helps you learn ways to feel better while you are pregnant

 Many women do not get early prenatal care because they:
  •  Do not have health coverage or cannot afford care
  • Do not know what services are available to them
  • Find ‘the system’ to access care confusing or overwhelming 

OMC was created to help reduce these barriers to care for pregnant people.

To learn more contact: 

Kate O’Donnell
Oregon Health Authority
kathryn.m.odonnell@state.or.us
971-673-0032

 

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