Ensuring your patients have health coverage is a benefit to both you and the patient because:
- It reduces the chance of unpaid medical bills
- It protects your patient's financial health
- It encourages your patients to get the care they need
You can play a vital role in ensuring your patients are covered.
If any patients mention being uninsured, losing their health coverage, or being worried about the cost of care, provide them with information about health coverage options available to Oregonians. Our team is happy to provide materials, so you have this information handy. Just fill out the form below.
You may also consider having your clinic sign up as an assister organization. This will provide direct training to your office staff about the Oregon Health Plan and Marketplace coverage. Your staff will then be equipped to help with applications for health coverage or provide valuable information and a referral to someone who can help through the process. If you are interested in starting this process, please contact Miranda Amstutz, community partner liaison with the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace at Miranda.Amstutz@oregon.gov.
The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace also offers an overview presentation about health coverage in Oregon. This presentation lasts approximately 60 to 90 minutes and can provide an overview for your staff. It is important that clinic staff members understand the basics of health insurance to provide information to patients. If you are interested in hosting a presentation, submit a request form.