Get Help for the Sake of Your Health and Your Pocketbook

The following are useful tools to keep your body healthy and your wallet whole.

Buying lower cost pharmaceuticals

 Anyone interested in saving money on drugs can participate in Oregon’s Prescription Drug Purchasing Pool, which offers a discount card that saves, on average, 42 percent.  All drugs prescribed by a licensed clinician are eligible for discounts. 

To enroll in this free program, either call toll free – 1-800-913-4146 or submit an application online. For more information, go to the program's Web site here.

Enroll in the Oregon Medical Insurance Pool

For anyone denied individual coverage by an Oregon insurance company, you are eligible for a guaranteed health plan through the state's high-risk pool known as the Oregon Medical Insurance Pool. Rates are capped at 25 percent above market rate, but at the moment, they're at 15 percent. Visit the program's Web site here and apply on-line here. You may also call (800) 848-7280 or (503) 225-6620.

Looking for a medical clinic?

Check out the Coalition of Community Clinics which runs free or low-cost clinics throughout the Portland metropolitan area. To locate a clinic that meets your needs click here

Looking for a long-term care facility?

The Oregon long-term care ombudsman offers these helpful tips with accompanying Internet resources.

General medical information

Medline Plus is a government sanctioned site for medical care and conditions