People Helping People

Services Provided: Provides medical equipment/supplies on loan or at no cost to people who cannot afford purchase of equipment. Also assists with navigation of the social and medical systems to adults and seniors with disabilities.

Cost/Funding: Free. Donations accepted.

Comments: Delivery only available in the Portland metro area. Or pick-up.

Contact Person: Sharon Bareis

Phone Number: 503-875-6918

Email Address:


Work Incentives Planning & Assistance

Services Provided: Helping brain injury survivors who receive SSDI and/or SSI plan for how to return to work. The service provides information on how working can impact one’s Social Security benefits.

Cost/Funding: Free.

Comments: A project of Disability Rights Oregon. Program is also known as Plan for Work. Previously known as the Passage to Independence Project. WIPA serves 20-25 brain injury survivors annually.

Contact Person:

Phone Number: 503-243-2081

Email Address: 

Physical Address: 620 SW 5th Ave, 5th floor Portland, OR 97204


Oregon Health Plan

Services Provided: Provides health care coverage to low-income Oregonians 19 and older. OHP includes medical care, limited emergency dental services, mental health care, and out-patient substance abuse treatment.

Cost/Funding: Cost varies.

Comments: In most cases, adults must have been without medical insurance for 6 months to qualify. Once a person is enrolled, he/she will receive coverage for one year. To apply, individual must add name to the reservation list to become a potential applicant.

Contact Person: Any representative who answers this number can assist you.

Phone Number: (800) 699-9075

Physical Address: Oregon


Providence Medication Assitance Program

Services Provided: The program helps clients obtain medications. The program staff works with the patient, the physician, and the companies that provide prescription medications to assist with meeting the medication needs.

Cost/Funding: Free

Comments: Patient may not have prescription drug coverage through insurance. Eligibility requirements differ depending on the prescription drug manufacturer. May need to provide verification of income information.

Contact Person: Sandra Miller

Phone Number: (503) 513-2108

Email Address:

Physical Address: 10202 SE 32nd Ave., Suite 705, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222

OHSU Medication Assistance Program

Services Provided: Helps clients obtain medications. The program staff works with the patient, physician and prescription medication manufacturer to provide medication to the client.

Cost/Funding: Free

Comments: Must be a patient of OHSU. Physician referral preferred. Eligibility requirements vary depending on prescription medication manufacturer.

Contact Person: Erin Sweent-Morrow

Phone Number: 503-494-1457

Email Address:

Physical Address: 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd., Suite CR9-4, Portland, Oregon 97239

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Services Provided: A program that connects qualified, low-income people with free or discount prescription drugs, direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer, private or state program.

Cost/Funding: Free

Comments: Designed to help low-income, uninsured Oregonians. However, people with insurance may still qualify. Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical Company. Assistance also available in Spanish. Give your contact information and your prescription assistance needs to the representative. Someone will call you back to coordinate assistance.

Contact Person: Any representative who answers this number can assist you.

Phone Number: (888) 477-2669