While your child is with OYA, we provide them with the treatment, medical care, and mental health care they need. Riverbend has a clinic with a nurse. We also have contracts with health care providers in the community for services we do not provide. While physicians are often able to come to the facility, dental services are provided off site.
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.
Private health insurance: If you already have private health insurance for your youth, you should keep it, and let Riverbend 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.
- 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 camp counselor.
We provide Riverbend youth with regular healthy meals and recreation programs, including sports and other physical activities. In addition to Riverbend’s on-site weight room and half-court gymnasium, youth have access to a membership at Anytime Fitness in the community and can participate in open gym hours at Eastern Oregon University.
Linda Cleveland, registered nurse
541-663-8801 ext. 247