Care coordination and the Regional Care Teams

What is a Regional Care Team?

CareOregon Regional Care Teams (RCTs) offer providers a community of resources with a single point of contact for you and your patients. RCTs work closely with providers and members – through both telephonic and community-based support – to smooth the way to better care and better outcomes.

Our purpose

With care coordination through RCTs, we will deliver
the right care, at the right time, in the right place, with the right team.

Members will have a consistent care team that will collaborate across disciplines to develop and implement a member-centric care plan through telephonic, electronic or community-based interventions to resolve identified needs and promote healthy outcomes.

Each RCT is made up of care coordinators with a variety of backgrounds and experience, including:

  • Nursing
  • Behavioral Health
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Pharmacy
  • Health system navigation
  • Local community resources
  • And others

How RCTs are structured

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How can RCTs help my patients?  

Each patient is assigned to a care team that is familiar with the patient’s history, strengths, needs and support system. The team will:

  • Reduce confusion for patients by navigating them through the health care and social services system.
  • Help patients get access to the right care at the right time, and make sure they stay connected to their providers.
  • Reduce barriers to patient care and treatment compliance and connect them to support services.

How can RCTs help me?

Your dedicated RCT will work closely with your clinic to:

  • Smooth workflows with coordination and support for primary care, behavioral health, oral health and other network providers.
  • Assist with patient transitions between levels of care, such as hospital to primary care.
  • Help with provider navigation, including targeted high-risk case management.
  • Engage in formulary-specific medication review and communication for support of adherence.
  • Address social determinants of health.

How are RCTs assigned?

RCTs are assigned based on the county the patient’s PCP clinic is in or the county where the patient lives.

When do I call my Regional Care Team?

RCTs offer care coordination and support for patients with multiple or complex needs, such as:

  • Multiple chronic conditions
  • High or special health care needs
  • Chronic pain needs
  • In-home care needs
  • Daily living or social needs
  • Medication review and support
  • End-of-life support
  • Substance use
  • Behavioral health concerns

How do I make a care coordination referral?

Online: Submit a completed Care Coordination Referral form and we’ll route it to your assigned RCT.

Email: Send us a completed form to ccreferral@careoregon.org.

Collective (PreManage): If your clinic uses this online platform, check the RCT tag after searching for your patient.

Call: Check the list below to see where your clinic is assigned, and call that number.

Not sure which RCT to contact? Call our general care coordination line at 503-416-3731 or Customer Service at 503-416-4100 and we’ll connect you to your assigned team.



Regional Care Team

Region / Clinic System

Phone number

Steel

Washington County

503-416-3727

 

Abernethy

Clackamas County

503-416-3729

 

St. Johns

Multnomah County - west of I-205

503-416-3726

 

Tilikum

Multnomah County - east of I-205

503-416-1770

 

Sellwood

Maternal Child Health
Pediatric Clinic
Foster Care Youth
503-416-3768

General/Unassigned

No RCT Assignment
or Unknown

503-416-3731