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  • Assistance for Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries

    Find out about programs to help low-income Medicare recipients pay Medicare premiums and other costs. Read More

    By:
    Oregon Law Center and Legal Aid Services of Oregon
  • Charity Care - Financial Assistance for Hospital Bills

    Charity Care is financial assistance for medical services. If you cannot afford to pay your hospital bill, you may be eligible to have part or all of the bill forgiven as Charity Care. Read More

    By:
    Oregon Law Center - Statewide Administrative Office
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    Spanish / Español
  • CSU - Client Services Unit

    The Client Services Unit (CSU) of the Oregon Health Authority provides information, referral and assistance resolving problems regarding medical coverage, the Oregon Health Plan, and billing problems. The toll-free number is 1-800-273-0557. Read More

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    Oregon Department of Human Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Eldercare Locator

    The Eldercare Locator assists in finding local agencies in every U.S. community that can help older persons and their families access home and community-based services like transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services. Content Detail

    By:
    US Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • Generic Drugs

    Information about generic prescription drugs and how their use might save you money. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
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    Spanish / Español
  • Governor's Advocacy Office (Ombudsman)

    The Governor's Advocacy Office at the Department of Human Services is part of the Department's Director's Office and serves as the Ombudsman for the Department's programs and services. The Children's Ombudsman is also located in this office. Content Detail

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    State of Oregon Department of Human Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Immigration Status and Eligibility for Government Help

    Many non-U.S. citizens and undocumented immigrants ARE eligible for public assistance! The relationship between immigration status and eligibility for government benefits (such as food stamps, medical coverage, and cash assistance) is complicated. Learn more through this resource. Read More

    By:
    Oregon Law Center - Statewide Administrative Office
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    Spanish / Español
  • Keeping Utilities Going in Households with Persons Needing Ongoing Medical Care

    Does someone in your household require ongoing medical care? Are you worried your electric, natural gas or telephone service might be disconnected? If you are, you should know that Oregon's regulated utilities offer a program to allow special payment arrangements to avoid having your telephone, electric and gas service from being shut off if you fall behind on paying your bills. If you have questions about this program, call the Oregon Public Utility Commission, Consumer Section at 1-800-522-2404. Content Detail

    By:
    Oregon Public Utility Commission
  • Legal Issues for Older Adults

    The Legal Issues for Older Adults handbook is designed to help identify some of the matters that people may encounter as they age. The booklet may be read on line, downloaded for free, or purchased. Topics covered include benefits and medical programs, long-term care, estate planning, consumer information, protecting yourself from crime and abuse, and family relationships. Content Detail

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    Oregon State Bar
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    Spanish / Español
  • Medical Assistance for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

    Information about medical assistance plans like Medicaid and Medicare for seniors and persons with Disabilities. Content Detail

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    Oregon Department of Human Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Medical Coverage - Affordable Care Act

    Information about health care benefits and federal help to pay medical costs under the Affordable Care Act, (also known as Obamacare). Content Detail

    By:
    Kaiser Family Foundation
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    Spanish / Español
  • Medical Debt on OHP?

    Do you have medical debt from when you were on the Oregon Health Plan (OHP)? If so, we may be able to help you. Read More

    By:
    Oregon Law Center - Statewide Administrative Office
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    Spanish / Español
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
  • Medicare and You

    This official government booklet includes: a summary of Medicare benefits, coverage decisions, rights and protections, and answers to the most frequently asked questions about Medicare. Available to download as a PDF document and an audio podcast. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Medicare Interactive

    Free interactive online resource to help people with Medicare, caregivers, and health care professionals stay current on changes to Medicare due to health reform. Content Detail

    By:
    Medicare Rights Center
  • Medicare Part D

    Link to official Medicare website for Medicare Part D information. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Health and Human Services Department