EASTERN OREGON HUMAN SERVICES CONSORTIUM
The Eastern Oregon Human Services Consortium (EOHSC) is an ORS 190 intergovernmental organization currently comprising the following eleven counties: Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, and Wheeler. Originally, when it was founded on January 22, 1988, EOHSC also included the following two counties: Hood River and Wasco.
EOHSC was founded for the purpose of connecting OHP members to services not traditionally covered by Oregon Health Plan insurance to provide a higher quality of mental health, dual diagnosis, and substance use disorder services throughout Eastern Oregon. The associated mental health programs were determined to cooperate to efficiently manage the Services within the Eastern Oregon region.
Historically, EOHSC has provided a vehicle to accept grants and subcontracts to further the provision of the Services. EOHSC has also provided planning and training to aid in the local provision of the Services.
Its functions are similar to, but distinct from, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI), a nonprofit behavioral health Medicaid administrator serving many of the same counties. While there is overlap on the boards of GOBHI and EOHSC they are separate and distinct legal organizations, with their own missions and objectives. Presently, GOBHI provides administration services on behalf of EOHSC, though over the years the organizations have traded roles helping one another out.