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Oregon Health Authority: Agency Subdivisions

The Barbara Roberts Human Services Building in Salem houses many of the subdivision offices of the Oregon Heath Authority. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Barbara Roberts Human Services Building in Salem houses many of the subdivision offices of the Oregon Heath Authority. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

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Oregon Health Policy Board
Address: 500 Summer St. NE, E20, Salem 97301-1097
Phone: 503-947-2340; 877-398-9238
Fax: 503-947-2341
E-mail: OHPB.Info@state.or.us
Web: www.oregon.gov/OHA/OHPB
Statutory Authority: ORS 413.032


Duties and Responsibilities: The Oregon Health Policy Board serves as the policy-making and oversight body for the Oregon Health Authority. The nine-member, citizen-led board is appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate.

 

Addictions and Mental Health Division
Address: 500 Summer St. NE, E86, Salem 97301-1118
Phone: 503-945-5763; TTY: 503-945-5895
Fax: 503-378-2897
Web: www.oregon.gov/OHA/AMH
Contact: Linda Hammond, Interim Director


Duties and Responsibilities: The Addictions and Mental Health Division is responsible for delivering mental health and addiction services to adults and children. These services are delivered locally through community mental health programs and their contracted providers, as well as through state-operated psychiatric hospitals in Salem, Portland and Pendleton. The division is responsible for delivering addiction prevention and treatment services in the areas of alcohol, tobacco, drug addiction and problem gambling.

 

Addictions and Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council
Address: 500 Summer St. NE, E86, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-945-6196; TTY: 1-800-375-2863
Contact: Marisha L. Johnson, Mental Health Planner
Statutory Authority: 42 USC 300x-3

 

Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission
Address: 500 Summer St. NE, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-945-9707
Fax: 971-673-3320
Contact: Mary Ellen Glynn, Executive Director
Statutory Authority: ORS 430.240

 

Blue Mountain Recovery Center
Address: 2600 Westgate, Pendleton 97801
Phone: 503-945-5763; TTY: 800-375-2863
E-mail: Amh.web@state.or.us


Duties and Responsibilities: Blue Mountain Recovery Center (BMRC) is a 60-bed inpatient adult mental health care facility in Pendleton, operated by the Oregon Health Authority's Addictions and Mental Health Division.
Located in the admission and treatment building of the former Eastern Oregon State Hospital, Blue Mountain Recovery Center was built in 1948. BMRC admits clients from all areas of the state and is the primary state hospital resource for Eastern Oregon. BMRC serves civilly committed individuals with severe and persistent mental illness who have been found to be a danger to themselves or others or are unable to care for their basic needs due to a mental illness. In addition, BMRC provides care and treatment for a small number of forensic clients who have close family ties in Eastern Oregon.


Oregon State Hospital
Address: Salem Campus adminstration: 2600 Center St. NE, Salem 97301; Portland Campus: 1121 NE 2nd Ave., Portland 97232
Phone: 503-945-2870, Salem; 503-731-8620, Portland


Duties and Responsibilities: Oregon State Hospital (OSH) operates under the direction of the Oregon Health Authority’s Mental Health and Addictions Division.


Adults needing long-term intensive psychiatric treatment for severe and persistent mental illness who are civilly or criminally committed to OSH receive treatment at campuses in Salem and Portland. The mission of OHS is to provide therapeutic, evidence-based, patient-centered treatment focusing on recovery and community reintegration, all in a safe environment.

 

Medical Assistance Programs
Address: 500 Summer St. NE, E49, Salem 97301-1079
Phone: 503-945-5772; TTY: 1-800-375-2863; Toll-free: 1-800-527-5772
Fax: 503-373-7689
Contact: Judy Mohr Peterson, DHS Assistant Director

Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Sandy Cafourek


Duties and Responsibilities: Medical Assistance Programs (MAP) oversees the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), Oregon’s innovative Medicaid program that has saved $15 billion in state and federal dollars over the past 18 years. MAP is responsible for the budget, policies and systems that support the “triple aim” of better health, better care and lower costs for services to OHP clients. Services are delivered locally through Coordinated Care Organizations, community-based networks of all types of health care providers that coordinate care for each OHP client. MAP also provides daily service to OHP clients, prospective clients, community partners, contracted health plans and providers.

 

The State Office Building in Portland houses public health subdivision offices of the Oregon Health Authority. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The State Office Building in Portland houses public health subdivision offices of the Oregon Health Authority. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Public Health Division
Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 930, Portland 97232
Phone: 971-673-1222
Fax: 971-673-1299

E-mail: health.webmaster@state.or.us
Web: http://public.health.oregon.gov
Suzanne Hoffman, MPH, Interim Public Health Director


Duties and Responsibilities: The Public Health Division works to improve lifelong health for all Oregonians by promoting health and preventing the leading causes of death, disease and injury in the state. The division consists of the Office of the State Public Health Director, the Center for Health Protection, the Center for Prevention and Health Promotion and the Center for Public Health Practice. The division oversees health promotion and prevention activities, health care facilities and licensing, environmental health regulation, public health emergency preparedness and epidemiological outbreak investigations. The division oversees the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory, which supports state and local infectious disease control efforts, preventing metabolic disorders detectable at birth and assuring the quality of testing in clinical and environmental laboratories.

 

Conference of Local Health Officials
Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 930, Portland 97232
Phone: 971-673-1222
Fax: 971-673-1299
Web:http://public.health.oregon.gov/Provider
PartnerResources/LocalHealthDepartmentResources

Contact: Tom Engle
Statutory Authority: ORS 431.330

 

Office of Healthy Kids
Address: 500 Summer St. NE, E40, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-945-6809
Fax: 503-945-6871
E-mail: hkp.partners@state.or.us
Web: www.oregonhealthykids.gov
Contact: Cathy Kaufmann, Administrator


Duties and Responsibilities: The Office of Healthy Kids is an expansion of the Oregon Health Plan providing no-cost, low-cost and full-cost health coverage options for uninsured Oregon children and teens up to 19 years of age. The program office works with community organizations to reach uninsured families across the state.

Public Health Advisory Board
Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 930, Portland 97232
Phone: 971-673-1222; TTY: 971-673-0372
Fax: 503-673-1299
Web:http://public.health.oregon.gov/ProviderPartnerResources/LocalHealthDepartmentResources
Contact: Katy King, Government Relations Manager; Brittany Sande, Staff
Statutory Authority: ORS 431.195


Duties and Responsibilities: Oregon’s Public Health Advisory Board (PHAB) serves as an advisory body to the Oregon Health Authority on policy matters related to public health programs, provides a review of statewide public health issues and participates in public health policy development.

Radiation Advisory Board
Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 640, Portland 97232
Phone: 971-673-0490
Fax: 971-673-0553
Contact: David Howe

 

Other Entities:

 

Oregon Educators Benefit Board
Address: 1225 Ferry St. SE, Suite B, Salem 97301
Phone: 1-888-469-6322
Fax: 503-378-5832
E-mail: OEBB.info@state.or.us
Web: http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/OEBB
Contact: Denise Hall, Deputy Administrator
Statutory Authority: ORS 243.864


Duties and Responsibilities: Created in 2007, the Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) provides health and dental benefits for most of Oregon’s school district and education service district (ESD) employees. Community colleges can choose to purchase health care benefit plans through OEBB.


OEBB purchases and pools benefits for school districts, ESDs and community college employees to create administrative savings for educational entities throughout the state. The board consists of 10 members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate.

 

Public Employees’ Benefit Board
Address: 1225 Ferry St. SE, Suite B, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-373-1102
Fax: 503-373-1654
E-mail: inquiries.pebb@state.or.us
Web: http://oregon.gov/DAS/PEBB
Contact: Joan Kapowich, Administrator
Statutory Authority: ORS 243.125


Duties and Responsibilities: The Public Employees’ Benefit Board (PEBB) is responsible for the design, purchase and administration of benefit plans for approximately 50,000 state employees, 77,000 dependents, 300 COBRA-eligible former state employees and 2,000 pre-Medicare eligible retirees. The benefit plans include contracts for medical, dental, life, accidental death, disability and long-term care insurance and IRS-qualified flexible spending accounts. PEBB is also responsible for providing education, training and ongoing communication to state employees, dependents and agencies regarding benefits, services offered and federal and state health benefit policy.

 

Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research
Address: 1225 Ferry St. SE, 1st Floor, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-373-1779
Fax: 503-378-5511
E-mail: Jeanene.Smith@state.or.us
Web: www.oregon.gov/OHA/OHPR
Contact: Jeanene Smith, MD, MPH, Administrator
Statutory Authority: ORS 442.011


Duties and Responsibilities: The Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research advises the Legislature and governor on health policy issues. The office analyzes and recommends options for Oregon’s health care reform efforts and also provides interagency coordination and oversight.

 

Office of Health Analytics
Address: 1225 Ferry St. SE, 1st Floor, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-373-1818
Fax: 503-378-5511
E-mail: Gretchen.Morley@state.or.us
Web: www.oregon.gov/OHA/OHPR
Contact: Gretchen Morley, Director
Statutory Authority: ORS 442.011, 413.032

 

Duties and Responsibilities: The Office of Health Analytics conducts research and data analysis critical to improving the health of Oregonians. Health Analytics collects and analyzes data to inform policy development, program implementation and system evaluation. Health Analytics collaborates with professional researchers to develop a body of knowledge that can be used to ensure better health, better health care and lower costs of care.


Major initiatives associated with data collection and dissemination include: Oregon’s All-Payer All-Claims database, behavioral health administrative and outcome data, coordinated care organizations and managed care quality metrics, and epidemiological client perception of care and insurance surveys.

 

Health Evidence Review Commission
Address: 1225 Ferry St. SE, 1st Floor, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-373-1985
Fax: 503-378-5511
E-mail: Darren.D.Coffman@state.or.us
Web: www.oregon.gov/oha/ohpr/pages/herc/index.aspx
Contact: Darren Coffman, Director
Statutory Authority: ORS 414.688-414.704

 

Medicaid Advisory Committee
Address: 1225 Ferry St. SE, 1st Floor, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-373-2275
Fax: 503-378-5511
E-mail: Oliver.Droppers@state.or.us
Web: www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPR/Pages/mac/MACwelcomepage.aspx
Contact: Oliver Droppers
Statutory Authority: ORS 414.211–414.227

 

Pain Management Commission
Address: 1225 Ferry St. SE, 1st Floor, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-373-1605
Fax: 503-378-5511
Web: www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPR/Pages/pmc/index.aspx
Contact: Kathy Kirk, Coordinator
Statutory Authority: ORS 413.570–413.599

 

Oregon Prescription Drug Program
Address: 500 Summer St. NE, E55, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-945-7834
Fax: 503-378-6842
E-mail: Missy.Dolan@state.or.us
Web: www.oregon.gov/OHA/pharmacy/OPDP/index.shtml
Contact: Missy Dolan, Administrator
Statutory Authority: ORS 414.312–414.318

 

Duties and Responsibilities: The Oregon Prescription Drug Program (OPDP) was created in 2003 to pool prescription drug purchasing for group purchasers and uninsured or underinsured residents of Oregon. By participating in the OPDP, employer group purchasers and facilities enjoy the leverage offered through a larger negotiating body, as well as transparent contracting with financially guaranteed performance goals. Uninsured or underinsured residents of Oregon may participate in OPDP through a discount program honored at most pharmacies in the state. The discounts they receive are the same provided to group participants, and there is no cost for the individuals enrolled in this discount program. OPDP has joined with Washington’s WPDP to form the Northwest Prescription Drug Consortium. Together, they have launched Group Purchasing Organization programs for facilities and eligible employer groups including attractive wholesaler discount programs.

 

Office of Private Health Partnerships
Address: 250 Church St. SE, Suite 200, Salem 97301-3921
Phone: 503-373-1692; Toll-free in Oregon: 1-800-542-3104
Fax: 503-378-8365
E-mail: ophp.mail@state.or.us
Web: www.oregon.gov/OHA/OPHP
Contact: Don Myron, Administrator

Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Cindy Bowman
Statutory Authority: ORS 735.700


Duties and Responsibilities: The Office of Private Health Partnerships (OPHP) was created in 1987 to help Oregonians obtain health benefit coverage. The agency provides information about health insurance to individuals, small employers, civic groups and others. Beginning January 1, 2014, most OPHP programs will no longer be needed due to the full implementation of 2010’s federal Affordable Care Act.


Family Health Insurance Assistance Program
Address: PO Box 5880, Salem 97304-0880
Phone: 503-373-7419; Toll-free in Oregon: 1-888-564-9669
Fax: 1-866-843-8936
E-mail: ophp.mail@state.or.us
Web: www.oregon.gov/oha/OPHP/FHIAP
Contact: John McLean, Program Manager
Statutory Authority: ORS 414.841


Duties and Responsibilities: The Family Health Insurance Assistance Program (FHIAP) was created by the 1997 Legislature to help low-income Oregonians afford private health insurance. The program subsidizes or pays up to 95 percent of a member’s health insurance premium and 100 percent for children under 19 years old. Due to the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act, this program will sunset in January 2014.


Healthy KidsConnect and Healthy Kids Employer Sponsored Insurance
Address: 250 Church St. SE, Suite 200, Salem 97301-3921
Phone: 503-378-8631; Toll-free in Oregon: 888-260-4555
Fax: 503-373-7251
E-mail: hkc.info@state.or.us
Web: www.oregon.gov/oha/OPHP/kidsconnect
Contact: Eve Ford, Program Manager
Statutory Authority: ORS 414.231


Duties and Responsibilities: Created by the 2009 Legislature, Healthy KidsConnect and Healthy Kids Employer Sponsored Insurance provide private market coverage for uninsured children through age 18 in families with incomes above the 200 percent federal poverty level (FPL). Families above 200 percent, up to and including 300 percent FPL, receive subsidies based on income. Families above 300 percent FPL also have access to the coverage, but no subsidies are available. As of January 1, 2014, the Healthy KidsConnect Program will continue in as part of the federal Affordable Care Act.


Information, Education and Outreach
Address: 250 Church St. SE, Suite 200, Salem 97301-3921
Phone: 503-373-1692; Toll-free in Oregon: 1-800-542-3104
Fax: 503-378-8365
E-mail: ophp.mail@state.or.us
Web: www.oregon.gov/OHA/OPHP
Contact: Mark I. Jungvirt, Manager
Statutory Authority: ORS 735.700


Duties and Responsibilities: The Information, Education, and Outreach (IEO) program supports the Oregon Health Authority’s mission by establishing and maintaining relationships with private and public sector partners. IEO trains employers, insurance producers (agents), industry professionals and civic groups and educates consumers and stakeholders on the health care delivery system and state programs.


Oregon Medical Insurance Pool
Address: C/O Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, PO Box 1271, Portland 97207-1271
Phone: 503-225-6620; Toll-free: 1-800-848-7280
Fax: 503-225-5474
E-mail: omip.mail@state.or.us
Web: www.oregon.gov/OHA/OPHP/omip
Contact: Don Myron, Administrator
Statutory Authority: ORS 735.600–735.650


Duties and Responsibilities: The Oregon Medical Insurance Pool (OMIP) and the Federal Medical Insurance Pool offer guaranteed-issue health insurance coverage, regardless of income level, for individuals who are unable to obtain medical insurance because of health conditions. OMIP also provides medical insurance for Oregonians who have exhausted their COBRA coverage and do not have any commercial Oregon Portability coverage available through the previous insurance carrier, or for those who qualify to receive a federal subsidy through the Health Coverage Tax Credit program. Due to the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act, OMIP programs will sunset in January 2014.

 

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