The Oregon Office of Rural Health administers supporting programs for qualifying providers statewide. These programs range from Recruitment and Retention services 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.
Loan Repayment and Loan Forgiveness Programs
Loan repayment resources for rural providers can be found in our Loan Repayment section.
Rural 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.
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.