Health-Related Social Needs (HRSN) Benefit

Health-Related Social Needs (HRSN) refer to barriers to health, like housing or access to food.

Please contact YCCO Customer Service to see what HRSN Services are available. HRSN Services include:

  • Climate Services: Help to get health-related air conditioners, heaters, air filters, portable power supplies, and mini fridges. This began in March 2024.
    • What kinds of HRSN climate resources will be available?

    Eligible OHP members can get devices that help keep healthy temperatures and clean air, including air conditioners, heaters, air filtration devices and mini refrigeration units for medications. Devices like portable power supplies to operate medical equipment like ventilators for power outages caused by climate events are also available.

  • Housing Services: Help with rent and utilities, to get or keep housing, moving costs, and home modifications. This will begin no sooner than November 1, 2024 and will be for members at risk of becoming houseless. For others, this service will start at a later date.
  • Nutrition Services: Includes nutrition education, medically tailored meals, meals or pantry stocking, fruit and vegetable prescriptions. This will begin January 1, 2025.

To be eligible for climate support or to receive HRSN services, you must be an OHP member and be at least one of the following:

  • Adults and youth released from incarceration in the past 12 months.
  • Adults and youth discharged from Institutions for Mental Disease (IMDs), residential mental health and substance use disorder facility, or inpatient psychiatric unit in the past 12 months.
  • Individuals who are currently involved in or have been previously involved in the Oregon child welfare system.
  • Individuals transitioning from Medicaid-only to dual eligibility (Medicaid and Medicare) status within the next three months or past nine months.
  • Individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

If you do not meet eligibility criteria for the HRSN benefit, you may qualify support through the health-related services flex funding program.  Call our Customer Service 855-722-8205 (TTY 711) to learn more. 

Request Services

To request HRSN you need to ask for it.

You are able to ask to be screened for eligibility or to deny screening for eligibility. If approved, you can choose to receive or not receive HRSN Services. If approved, HRSN Services are free to you and you can opt out at any time. If you receive HRSN Services, your care coordination team will work with you to make sure your care plan includes the services you receive.  See the handbook for Care Coordination and care plans information.

Please note that to be screened for and receive HRSN Services, your personal data may be collected and used during referrals. You have the ability to limit the way in which your information is shared.

The member themselves, an organization or clinic supporting the member, a member’s parent, a caregiver, a guardian/support/trusted friend, case manager or an HRSN Service Provider can request HRSN Benefits.

There are rules you have to meet to qualify for HRSN,  details are included in the form.

The YCCO Information Sharing Authorization form must be sent in with your request.

Start today!


YCCO Information Sharing Authorization Form

Reach out to our Care Management Team for more info on HRSN at 833-257-2191.

Questions? Contact our Customer Service at 855-722-8205 (TTY 711)

Learn more about the HRSN Member Journey:

For more info on HRSN Climate Resources:
Frequently Asked Questions

OHP Climate Support Fact Sheet


Are you a HRSN Service Provider?

Visit our HRSN Service Provider webpage.

Additional Resources:

HRSN Provider Journey