Oregon Office of Rural Health

Thank you, Oregon Rural Health Clinics, for telling us about your 2020 telehealth experience!

We appreciate your help describing the telehealth services that you’ve implemented to address your community’s health needs. We look forward to continue to support your efforts.

The Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH) created an ArcGIS Story Map: Oregon Rural Health Clinic Telehealth: 2020 in partnership with the Telehealth Alliance of Oregon (TAO) and the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center (NRTRC). This work contextualizes and catalogs the health care services that Oregon’s Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) are able to deliver via telehealth.

The Oregon Rural Health Clinic Telehealth: 2020 Story Map will also be available through the Telehealth Alliance of Oregon’s new website when it becomes available early this summer.  An announcement will be made when the new site is officially open.

Under the CARES Act, all RHCs were allowed to operate as distant site telehealth providers during the Public Health Emergency (PHE). Telehealth information in this Story Map was provided by Oregon's RHCs and describes the most commonly identified challenges and hopes to continue providing telehealth past the PHE.

This project was funded by Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) through the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to carry out telehealth and rural health activities. HRSA is used CARES funding to support the Telehealth Resource Center Program in preventing, preparing for, and responding to COVID-19.

If you have any questions about telehealth in Oregon or the Story Map, please contact Rose Locklear, locklear@ohsu.edu