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 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 clinic only provides medical services that are medically necessary.
Youth also receive regular health education information.
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 Oak Creek 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.
Nutrition and Fitness
Oak Creek provides youth with regular healthy meals and recreation programs, including sports and other physical activities. We do not allow our youth to have food provided by their families.
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 Oak Creek’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 care, please contact their case coordinator or living unit manager and they can help you.