Oregon Office of Rural Health

Recruitment and Retention Services

Rural Oregon - Where Opportunity Knocks. ORH is a resource that helps match primary care providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, and more) with organizations that provide primary care services throughout Oregon’s rural and urban underserved health care communities. We connect candidates to the most compatible opportunities and communities in which to live and work.​

Our vision is "To serve as a state leader in providing resources, developing innovative strategies and cultivating collaborative partnerships to support Oregon rural communities in achieving optimal health and well-being."  

A critical part of our mission is building relationships with the following organizations:​

  • Medical, dental, and other health professional schools and programs​
  • Oregon Primary Care Association ​
  • Area Health Education Centers (AHECs)​
  • The National Health Service Corps​
  • Tribal settings (Indian Health Service or self-governed)​
  • Urban sites providing care to medically underserved patients​
  • State correctional and mental health facilities

The Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH) is proud of rural Oregon and we believe that rural Oregon provides unbounded opportunity for health care providers to find the practices and lifestyle of their dreams. We are excited to work with you find the perfect match!

The Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH) is Oregon’s leading nonprofit recruitment service for health care providers who want to serve in rural and underserved areas statewide. ORH is locally based and has long-standing relationships with hospitals and clinics. ORH is dedicated to helping you find a job and community that is a good match for your personal and professional interests, with an aim for long-term retention.

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Thank you for your interest in working with us! Did you know that ORH has a full-time recruiter who works with Oregon practice sites to market their opportunities and communities to health care providers? As Oregon’s leading nonprofit recruitment and retention service for rural and frontier underserved areas, ORH is locally based and has long-standing relationships with hospitals and clinics as well as health professional training programs throughout the state.

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Thank you for choosing a health care career pathway! We are committed to partnering with you to increase Oregon's primary care workforce, specifically in our rural and underserved communities.  All materials, resources and tools we provide are completely free.

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There are so many opportunities to work in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) to address the health care needs across Oregon. Whether it’s a scenic rural setting, dynamic urban location, or somewhere in between, we are committed to focusing on your interests. The people in rural Oregon are not only pleasant but are extremely grateful to their doctors and other medical professionals. Wherever you choose to practice, you will see the professional impact you make every day!

ORH and 3RNet - working for rural Oregon. Recruiting to rural and underserved areas can be difficult. Let ORH and 3RNet make it easier for you. 3RNet is the nation's most trusted resource for health professionals seeking careers in rural and underserved communities. No matter the position you are looking for, we are here to help. In rural Oregon, Opportunity Knocks!

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Oregon is a state full of beauty - from ocean to mountains, high deserts to forests. Rural Oregon has so many opportunities to practice and no matter where you choose to practice, you will see the professional impact you make every day! In rural Oregon, Opportunity Knocks.

Learn more: Life and Practice in Rural Oregon

ORH is not a recruitment agency but seeks to match the right provider with the right community.​


For more information, please contact Trixie Ortiz | Program Manager – Recruitment and Retention | ortizt@ohsu.edu