MEDS™ Chart Providers FAQ

The MEDS Chart is a tested, effective tool to help you and your patients work together for better treatment and outcomes.

Our clinic staff is starting to see patients bring in the MEDS Chart. What is it and how can we find out more about it?

The MEDS Chart is a simple way for the patient to let you know how each medication is working for them and to help start a conversation about medications. It allows you to see the patient’s perspective about their medications, as well as giving you an idea about their health literacy. To find out more about it, please leave a message at 503-416-4915 (we’ll respond within 48 business hours) or email medschart@careoregon.org. We’ll be happy to come to your clinic and talk to your staff or provide training.

Is the MEDS Chart for all of my patients or only CareOregon members?

All patients are welcome to use the MEDS Chart.

Does a clinic staff member or pharmacist fill out the MEDS Chart for the patient?

It is designed for the patient to fill it out by themselves or with a caregiver.

Does the patient need an appointment to review the chart?

A special appointment to review a patient’s MEDS Chart is usually not needed. But if the chart is filled out before your visit with them, it may help you identify questions or issues together.

How do I make medication changes to the MEDS Chart?

Write your changes directly on the MEDS Chart. This is a great way to create a communication loop between you and your patient.

I need to use our clinic’s medication list for our records. How does this fit?

Continue to use any documentation you already use. The MEDS Chart is for the patient to keep. Feel free to scan a copy into your records if you like.

Does CareOregon need a copy?

No we don’t. Our interest is in promoting better health. The MEDS Chart is for you and your patient to help facilitate a conversation about medicines.

Is there an electronic version of the MEDS Chart?

Not yet. We’d like people to start using the MEDS Chart without any electronic limitations. But we are continuing to explore the possibilities.

Can I get some copies for the office?

Yes! You can print them out here. We can also mail a package of them to you. Please leave a message at 503-416-4915 or email medschart@careoregon.org

I would like to begin recommending the MEDS Chart to my patients. If they have any questions, is there someplace where they can get answers?

We have step by step instructions here. We are available to answer any questions if you leave a message at 503-416-4915 or email medschart@careoregon.org. We can also provide training to patients at your clinic Just send us an email or give us a call.

Download The MEDS Chart here: MEDS Chart 2016

Click Here to view the instructions as a printable PDF.