Wellness Benefits

As a member of Columbia Pacific CCO, you have access to many wellness benefits that support your health care journey. Read about the benefits below and click the links to learn more.

First Steps

First Steps is a free program offered by Columbia Pacific CCO. It rewards you for making healthy choices during your pregnancy. Learn more or sign up for the program.

Pregnancy and doula resources

During your pregnancy, you’re covered at no cost to you. This includes physical health, mental health, dental care, prenatal vitamins, vaccines, quitting tobacco and more.

You also have access to doulas, who are trained birth companions. They provide support to women and families during pregnancy, delivery and beyond. Their services are covered by the Oregon Health Plan. 

Find more pregnancy resources or a doula.

Diabetes Prevention Program

Oregon Health Plan members can access the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) when offered by Oregon Health Plan providers.

The DPP is recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The program helps you make small lifestyle changes to help keep prediabetes from becoming type 2 diabetes. To learn more, talk to your primary care provider (PCP).

Wellness centers

Wellness centers are health care facilities that provide the resources you need to reduce pain or anxiety. When you take care of your health, it helps you return to the things you enjoy. Learn more and find a wellness center near you.

Tobacco cessation

Nearly all tobacco users want to quit. We know it’s not easy. That’s why we provide help that is proven to help on this journey. Click here to learn more.

Member incentives

Your time is precious. It’s easier to make time for your health with extra support. That’s why we offer incentives for members who engage in health care. Examples include:

  • $25 to members ages 12-21 who have a well-child visit to their PCP.
  • $25 to parents who take their baby to a 15-month well-baby visit.
  • $25 to members who seek help quitting tobacco.
  • $25 to members with diabetes, ages 18-75, who complete important screenings.

Traditional health workers

Columbia Pacific members can access licensed traditional health workers (THWs) at no cost. THWs are public health professionals who work in a community or clinic under a health provider. THWs have personal experience and training in their fields of expertise. There are five types of THWs licensed in Oregon:

  • Doulas are birth companions who provide personal, nonmedical support to families. Doulas help through pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.
  • Peer support specialists give support services to people who are or have been in mental health or substance use treatment.
  • Peer wellness specialists have personal experience with psychiatric conditions and intensive training. The specialist is part of a home health team that integrates mental health and primary care.
  • Personal health navigators provide tools to help patients make the best health care choices.
  • Community health workers are public health workers who are trusted members of a community and have a close understanding of it.

THWs are a free benefit to you. To get connected with one, call our Regional Care Team at 503-416-3743.

Community events

Our Community Advisory Council and dedicated staff host events often. These events focus on specific areas of health. Or, they offer chances for community members to share thoughts and opinions on their experience with the health care system. These are great ways for members to engage on topics they’re passionate about or want to learn about. Examples of past events include:

  • Showing films about whole-person care and managing hard situations, like Paper Tigers and Resilience.
  • Suicide prevention trainings, like Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR).
  • Our yearly substance use summit in Seaside. The summit is open to clinical partners and community members.
  • Presentations of our community health assessment. At the events, we ask for feedback to help build our Regional Health Improvement Plan.
  • Sharing our plans for 2020-2024 and seeking feedback.

To stay up to date on future events, follow us on Facebook or contact your local CAC Coordinator.

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