Oregon Health Authority

Present Duties

Barbara Roberts Human Services Building
The Barbara Roberts Human Services Building in Salem houses the Oregon Health Authority. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is responsible for improving the lifelong health of Oregonians, improving quality and increasing access to health services, and containing and lowering health care costs. It was created by the 2009 Legislature to ensure that Oregonians have access to affordable, sustainable, high-quality health care and to ensure health equity for all. One way it does that is through an innovative system of coordinated care organizations (CCOs) that serve most of the more than 1 million members of the Oregon Health Plan, Oregon’s Medicaid program. The 15 CCOs work with partners in all 36 Oregon counties to provide better care at lower cost to ensure that their members’ physical, behavioral and dental health needs are met.

OHA is overseen by the nine-member citizen Oregon Health Policy Board and carries out its work through several program areas.​​
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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 500 Summer St. NE, E20, Salem 97301-1097
Telephone: 503-947-2340; 877-398-9238
Fax: 503-947-2341
Contact: Patrick Allen, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator: See Contact List for Health Authority​
Location Map: by Google Maps

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 413.032

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