About Patient / Physician Cooperatives

OR-BadgePatient Physician Cooperatives of Portland is a locally managed non-profit Oregon Cooperative, formed in 2011 by citizens and volunteers in the greater Portland area, interested in making a positive impact on the health status of the uninsured in Oregon. By offering direct access to medical care and wellness education programs, members can experience a healthier life. Early diagnosis and treatment of chronic illnesses, also means fewer emergency room visits and hospital stays.

PPC is not an insurance product or discount program; it is a group of physicians, health practitioners and patients working together to improve the overall health and welfare of the community. Contracts for medical services are made directly between the patient and physician members. And, unlike most insurance companies, PPC has no exclusions for age, income, or pre-existing conditions.

This is a great alternative to expensive insurance for individuals or small businesses that want to provide healthcare for their employees. Our co-op includes Over 80 Providers that are offering care and healing to co-op members right now!

Why Join the PPC?

  • PPC connects you directly to a doctor with no 3rd parties outside the coop

  • PPC has members with and without insurance

  • PPC offers easy access to frequent primary care visits with our extensive network of providers & specialists.

  • Members receive free lab tests & screenings from Quest Labs!

  • PPC has experienced patient advocates ready to work for you

  • PPC works great in combination with ACA plans or all by itself

Affordable Rates


*Actual rates vary based on selected provider

Have you downloaded PPC’s app??

PPC members now have access to their healthcare right from their phones! Simply enter ‘Patient/Physician Cooperatives’ into the search option on your phone’s app store and download!
*There is also a quick verification process.

The Benefits:

  • View your ID card and send it directly to your provider
  • Find nearby doctors
  • Keep your plan details handy
  • Quick access to the support hotline

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Quality healthcare, regardless of insurance coverage

“Portland PPC is a well-planned and beautifully executed program. Free labs? Quality healthcare, regardless of insurance coverage? Holistic practitioners with a variety of disciplines? And it’s affordable! I love PPC in PDX and highly recommended it for patients and health care professionals.”

-Correy Mercer Hinkley

The PPC is sponsored by 501(c)(3) charity Tomorrow’s Bread Today.