Coos County Public Health is an Oregon Health Plan (OHP) and Healthy Kids outreach site. Contact Renee Johnson, Outreach Worker, at 541-751-2438 if you need assistance in applying for OHP or Healthy Kids benefits.
Healthy Kids is a program for uninsured Oregon children and teens under the age of 19. Healthy Kids includes medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs, mental health coverage, and substance abuse treatment.
Even middle-income families can qualify for no-cost or low-cost coverage. Once enrolled, a child will usually receive coverage for one full year – with a chance to renew every year.
In some cases, the child or teen must have been without medical insurance for 2 months to qualify. But we encourage you to apply even if you currently have or have access to other medical insurance.
Depending on your income, your family may qualify for one of these Healthy Kids programs:
- No-cost coverage through OHP-Plus
- Low-cost, private health insurance through Healthy KidsConnect
- Full-cost, private health insurance through Healthy KidsConnect
- Employer-sponsored insurance, where the state pays for all or part of coverage through your employer
For more information about Healthy Kids, go to http://www.oregonhealthykids.gov/ or call 1-877-314-5678 (TTY 711).
Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
The Oregon Health Plan (OHP) is a state health care coverage program for uninsured adults with low incomes. OHP includes medical care, limited emergency dental services, mental health care, and out-patient substance abuse treatment. Once a person is enrolled, he or she will receive coverage for one full year.
In most cases, adults must have been without medical insurance for 6 months to qualify for OHP. There are exceptions. For example, pregnant women may have other medical insurance and still qualify.
Costs may vary. For example:
- You may have to pay a monthly premium (cost) for your OHP coverage; or
- You may have to pay a copayment for some services
For more information about OHP, go to www.oregon.gov/OHA/healthplan or call 1-800-699-9075 (TTY 711).