Hi, I am moving to Portland from Washington state and trying to figure out if the Oregon Health Plan (DSHS maternity insurance) covers any birth centers or home births.
I had my daughter at home in WA, and am hoping to do the same with #2 due in Feb. of next year. I talked to one birth center (Andaluz, who were very helpful), but said they cannot take OHP, and gave me a quote of how much a homebirth costs out of pocket. Yikes!
My midwife-assisted homebirth in Washington state WAS covered by the DSHS maternity insurance, so i am surprised to learn that Oregon does not cover birth centers/homebirths.
Does anyone have an insight about this issue or local PDX midwives that they could recommend getting in touch with? Someone must have gone through this search already?! Thanks!