What you need to know
During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), the federal government extended health coverage, services and supports for people with disabilities and older adults and provided extra food benefits. Some of these flexibilities and temporary programs will end as the federal COVID-19 PHE phases out.
Oregon is planning for how these changes will affect people, with a goal of keeping as many people as possible connected to benefits and covered by a health plan. Check this page for updates.
What you need to do now
- Keep your information up to date with the Oregon Health Plan (OHP).
- Online: Log in or create an account at benefits.oregon.gov
- Phone: 1-800-699-9075 on Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST). Hold times are lowest from 7 to 8 a.m. All relay calls accepted. Interpreters are available. You also can connect with an interpreter in 16 different languages before being transferred to the Customer Service Center by selecting a toll-free language line.
- In Person: People can visit any Aging and People with Disabilities, Area Agency on Aging (Type B) or Self-Sufficiency Programs Office for help. Interpretation is available. Click here to find your local office.
- Through a local community partner: Find an OHP-certified community partner.
- Watch for any notices from the state
- OHP members will need to renew their benefits beginning in April 2023. You will receive a renewal notice starting in April 2023 through January 2024 notifying you of your eligibility status. We know the uncertainty of when you will receive your notice is difficult if you rely on OHP to support your health and wellbeing.
The main thing you can do is to keep your contact information up to date, so you can get messages about your benefits, and read your notices carefully to see if you need to respond. Respond to information requests and submit renewal forms right away if you get them.Public Health Emergency (PHE) unwinding project resources