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.
MacLaren has a medical clinic with nurses, dentists, a medical doctor, psychologists, and psychiatrists. We have contracts with health care providers in the community for medically necessary services that we are unable to provide inside MacLaren.
Our facility only provides medical services that are medically necessary.
All youth receive a psychological evaluation within 30 days of arriving at intake.
These services are by referral only. However, if a youth arrives at intake with mental health medication, they will see a psychiatrist within two weeks of arriving.
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 MacLaren 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 services follows HIPAA privacy guidelines
. We are not allowed to release medical information about youth in our custody without a signed release.
- Youth who are 14 and younger must have a release of information signed by MacLaren’s superintendent.
- Youth who are 15 and older must sign a release of information form before we can share their medical information.
If you have questions or want updates about your youth’s medical information, please contact the clinic at 503-981-2584 and ask to speak to a supervisor.