The hospital has a Medicaid Eligibility staff member on-site to refer individuals who may qualify for state assistance programs. The Social Security Administration determines Medicaid eligibility for people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SS1), while the Department of Human Services (DHS) determines eligibility for everyone else. The Medicaid Eligibility staff member together with McKenzie-Willamette's Care Management can provide assistance for patient applicants in the completion of all necessary financial applications to help the individual qualify for the state assistance.
Medicaid interviews are scheduled and are conducted on-site at the DHS offices of the county in which the party resides. DHS makes the final determination as to the individual being approved for Medicaid coverage.
For more information, call 541-744-8460.