Medical Support

Learn more about applying for child support.

Child Support Provisions for Medical Support

Oregon law requires that every child support order include a provision for medical support. There are two types of provisions:

Health Care Coverage

If a parent can provide medical insurance for his or her children privately, through a public program, or through an employer, the parent may be ordered to do so.

Cash Medical

If neither parent has access to health care for their children, cash medical support may be ordered. Cash medical support is the additional amount a parent is ordered to pay to help with the cost of health care coverage by the other parent, or to help with the uninsured medical expenses of the child.

If you have questions about how medical support is calculated, or other questions specific to your case, please contact your case manager.