Oregon Assistance Programs

Healthy Kids

Website:

www.oregon.gov/oha/OHP2014/Fact%20Sheet%20-%20Healthy%20Kids%20-%202014%20Changes.pdf

Healthy Kids

Cost:

no cost or low cost

Eligibility Requirements:

Your child must have been without health insurance for two months (though there are exceptions to this rule for special circumstances, like a parent's job loss or a child's serious medical need). For free or low-cost coverage, household income can't be more than 300 percent of the federal poverty level, which is about $66,000 for a family of four. Income level depends on family size, so for smaller families, income is less. For larger families, income is more. For households with income greater than 300 percent of federal poverty level, families may qualify for the full-cost option.

Phone Number:

(877) 314-5678

Program Description:

Healthy Kids is free or low-cost health care coverage for Oregon children who don't have health insurance. Even kids with current health conditions can enroll. Coverage lasts for at least one full year and can be longer so long as the child is still eligible.

Oregon Rx Card

Website:

www.oregonrxcard.com

Oregon Rx Card

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

The program is open to all residents of the state of Oregon.

Phone Number:

(877) 279-3424

Program Description:

Launched in 2009, Oregon Rx Card is a free statewide prescription assistance program open to all uninsured and underinsured residents of Oregon. The free program provides savings of up to 75% on generic and brand medications. Those with insurance, a high deductible plan or Medicare Part D can also utilize the program for medications not covered by their plan.

Oregon Rx Card works with Oregon State Chamber Association, Oregon Medical Association, Oregon State Pharmacy Association, Oregon Medical Group, clinics, hospitals, as well as many other organizations to expand awareness and distribute hard cards. Residents can print a free pre-activated card, research drug pricing, and locate local participating pharmacies by visiting www.oregonrxcard.com.

Oregonians unable to obtain a hard card can visit any Safeway pharmacy and ask to have their prescription processed through the Oregon Rx Card. There is no enrollment process, the program is completely confidential and the cards do not expire. The program is also accepted at BI-MART, Fred Meyer, Kmart, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, along with 56,000 other participating pharmacies nationwide.