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Need a Ride To Care? We Have You Covered.

OHP coverage includes non-emergency transportation (NEMT) for members with no other means of getting to appointments. In the Tri-County Area, a new Ride To Care service will take over non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) on January 1, 2015. Read More >

FamilyCare Awarding Grants to Organizations Serving Local Youth and Young Adults

The 2014 FamilyCare Community Advisory Council identified transitional age youth--those between ages 15 and 25--as a population in need of help. To best serve these teens and young adults, FamilyCare will partner with local organizations whose programs target this group. Until December 10, 2014, we will accept proposals for these grants. Read More >

The Best Way to Avoid the Flu

Flu season typically starts in October, gains steam in November and December, and peaks in February. But there's an easy way to reduce your risk: Get a flu shot. Flu shots, or vaccinations, can decrease the number of flu-related hospitalizations by more than 70%, and... Read More >

Selecting Your 2015 Medicare Advantage Plan

If you’re a Medicare member, you may already know that October 15 to December 7 is the Annual Enrollment Period, the time when you’re able to sign up for a new Medicare plan. But there are some additional dates you need to keep in mind when shopping for a new plan. Here’s a breakdown of the Annual Enrollment Period with the season’s most important dates highlighted. Make sure you allow yourself pl Read More >

Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes usually appears in children and young adults, but type 2 diabetes can be diagnosed at any age. It’s important to be on the lookout for these symptoms of diabetes, particularly if you are overweight, don’t regularly exercise, or tend to eat unhealthy foods. Read More >

Walking is Good for People with Diabetes

​Being active controls blood sugar levels, so any sort of activity can be an important tool for managing diabetes. But what if you don’t like to exercise? Even short bouts of walking are enough to bring on big health benefits, particularly when you’re active right after eating. Read More >

FamilyCare, Inc. Named a “Top Workplace” in 2014

For the third year in a row, FamilyCare, Inc. has ranked among the top employers in Oregon and Southwest Washington, thanks largely to its dedicated staff. The designations for the Oregonian’s Top Workplaces in 2014 were compiled in partnership with Workplace Dynamics via employee satisfaction surveys. Read More >

6 Senior Health Problems You Can Avoid

Many good things happen when you turn 65: You’ll be able to withdraw from your retirement account without penalty and, if you’re a U.S. resident, you’re likely eligible for Medicare too. But turning age 65 can also bring with it a host of health problems. Read More >

Medicaid, the Oregon Health Plan, and Coordinated Care Organizations

FamilyCare is here to help you get the best care available. To better explain what we do for Oregon Health Plan members, here’s a look at how we fit into the system: Medicaid is a government-funded health insurance program for low-income individuals and... Read More >

Could Ebola Come to Portland?

This past month, a few people in the Portland area were monitored or quarantined because doctors worried they might have Ebola. However, there have been no confirmed cases of the illness here. Read More >

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