Income Change? Get covered with Oregon Health Plan

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has touched almost all of us in some way—and, for many, that includes our income or job status.

We understand the fear you may be feeling, and we remain committed to helping our patients from all walks of life.

So if you’ve recently lost medical benefits and are in need of care for your or your family, we’ve prepared a quick guide to signing up with the Oregon Health Plan—and setting up your first appointment with our skilled NHC care team.

Easy Access to Oregon Health Plan 

If you’ve been laid off or are newly unemployed due to COVID-19, you may qualify for the Oregon Health Plan. The OHP is even available if you’ve purchased insurance through the marketplace or from your employer.

Here are three ways to sign up for the Oregon Health Plan:

  • Connect with the Neighborhood Health Center: Call the clinic at (503) 848-5861—or reach out using your MyChart account —to be placed on the OHP schedule. Our Membership and Engagement Services Department will call and help you complete the OHP application over the phone. We are available to assist with applications from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Apply through the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) website: If you’d rather apply online, or outside of normal business hours, you can do so here:
  • Apply by calling the Oregon Health Authority: You may also call OHP customer service at 800-699-9075, and a representative can complete your application over the phone. The OHA is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please note that, due to a high call volume, you may experience long wait times.

Virtual Appointments Available 

If you’ve signed up for health insurance through the OHP—and if you are currently experiencing flu- or COVID-like symptoms—we’re here to help: We’re always accepting new patients and will never turn anyone away for an inability to pay.

Once you are signed up for the OHP, we can help schedule you for a “new patient” virtual visit. If necessary, the nurse will help schedule you for testing.

If you have any questions at all—about the process, what benefits you may receive with OHP, or how to schedule an appointment—please reach out. We can answer your questions and walk you through every step of the process.

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