The Oregon Office of Rural Health is charged with administering several programs for qualifying providers state-wide. These programs range from Recruitment and Retention of health-care providers to the administration of Tax Credits. Brief descriptions of each program can be found below. To learn more about each, please use the navigation to the left.
Emergency Medical Services
The Oregon Office of Rural Health supports Oregon's rural EMS agencies in meeting their mission and the needs of their communities. As part of the mission of the Flex Program our office is dedicated to helping rural communities improve their access to quality Emergency Medical Services.
Loan Repayment and Loan Forgiveness Programs
Loan repayment resources for rural providers can be found on our Loan Repayment page.
Practice Opportunities & Recruitment Services
The Oregon Office of Rural Health Recruitment Service currently assists rural communities to recruit primary health and specialty providers. Active opportunity information is posted on the Oregon page of the national Rural Recruitment and Retention Network website – www.3RNet.org 866-674-4376 to explore this option.
If you would like one-on-one assistance with your search prior to connecting with a facility, please do not hesitate to contact Jo via e-mail or telephone. She is available to help you select an appropriate practice and community fit.
Provider Tax Credits
Oregon's Legislature passed SB 438 in 1989, creating the Rural Practitioner Tax Credit (up to $5,000 per year), SB 31 in 2005, creating the Volunteer EMT Tax Credit (up to $250 per year), and in 2007, the TRICARE Tax Benefit. The Oregon Office of Rural Health is proud to be charged with the administration of these programs.