The Oregon Health Plan (OHP) is a public and private partnership that assures access to health care for hundreds of thousands of Oregonians. It provides a basic health care package for low income and disabled persons, and provides access for people not traditionally served by state Medicaid programs. This includes expanded access for children, pregnant women, and the working poor. The Douglas County Individual Practice Association (DCIPA), was formed in 1993 by Douglas County physicians to meet the challenge of providing health care to OHP patients. One of the principal activities of DCIPA is to administer the Oregon Health Plan in Douglas County.
Since its inception, the Oregon Health Plan has lowered the cost of providing health services. The ratio of Oregon's expenditures per Medicaid patient has been lower than the national average. The Douglas County IPA seeks to help lower costs by emphasizing preventive care, early intervention, and primary care. DCIPA also believes in giving back to the community to improve the quality of life for all that reside here. We pride ourselves on giving the best possible care to Oregon Health Plan patients while being as fiscally responsible as we can with the tax dollars we are given.