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Youth at YWTP learn and practice skills to help them live as independent adults. However, YWTP is not an independent living program.
YWTP focuses on:
While your child is with Oregon Youth Authority, we will make sure their needs are met. This includes medical care, dental care, and mental health care.
Oak Creek, located next to YWTP, has a clinic with nurses, a doctor, psychiatrists, psychologists, and access to a dentist. We also have contracts with health care providers in the community for services we are unable to provide inside Oak Creek.
Our facility only provides medical services that are medically necessary.
Payment for medical services: OYA pays for all necessary medical services for all youth in our correctional facilities. Youth are not eligible to receive Oregon Health Plan benefits while they are in OYA facilities. Learn more about paying for medical services
Private health insurance: If you already have private health insurance for your youth, you should keep it, and let YWTP know about it. If your youth needs emergency or specialty care somewhere outside of our facilities, your insurance could help pay for this. It also could get you a deduction on our child support payments.
Receiving medical information about your child:
OYA health service follows
HIPAA privacy guidelines . We are not allowed to release medical information about youth in our custody without a signed release.
If you have questions or want updates about your youth's medical care, please contact the camp counselor and they can help you get the information.
To successfully fulfill OYA’s mission, we must ensure that we effectively meet the needs of all youth and communities, especially those who are marginalized.
OYA works to provide culturally appropriate services at all our facilities, both for youth who identify as part of marginalized groups, and for all our youth to learn to understand and respect other cultures.
Many, but not all, of these services are led by our Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR). YWTP youth also have the opportunity to attend cultural events in the community at local colleges.
We provide services to meet the needs of many groups, including:
We also provide a free tattoo removal program for any OYA youth wishing to get rid of gang-related, sex trafficking-related, or other anti-social tattoos.
To learn more about our cultural services, contact:
YWTP offers multiple enrichment programs — both on campus and out in the community — to help youth stay healthy, learn how to interact positively with others, and build skills that will help them when they return to the community.
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