Get to know NHC Pharmacist Jovin Panthapattu

We asked Dr. Jovin Panthapattu, PharmD, RPh, BCACP, a pharmacist at our Canby and Oregon City Medical Clinics, to share a bit about what led him to pursue a career in healthcare, what he loves most about his job — and how COVID-19 has changed things: Q. How did you decide to become a pharmacist? I was introduced to the healthcare field at a relatively young age as my mother

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To our AAPI community: We stand with you.

As we pass the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, difficult news stories continue to fill our feed. Last week’s attack in Atlanta comes amidst a disturbing nationwide increase in violence and discrimination against persons of color, especially our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) neighbors and friends. We each have an obligation to speak out against racism – from the dinner table to the exam room. The future of

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Dental sealants and cavity prevention: What you need to know

In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, we asked NHC’s Courtney Gallaway-Deming, RDH, EPDH, BSDH, to explain what dental sealants are, why they are important — and who should get them. Here’s what she had to say: A dental sealant is a tooth-colored plastic coating that is placed into the grooves on the chewing surface of permanent molar teeth. Sealants are placed on molar teeth either in a dental

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Supporting your child’s mental health during COVID-19: Five tips for families

COVID-19 has impacted daily routines. Families are now navigating distance learning, canceled events, and continued social distancing to name a few. It is important to be aware that these changes may affect your child’s mental health. Elizabeth Pruett RN, MSN, CPNP, is a Board-Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Neighborhood Health Center. She shared a few tips for families trying to cope during this challenging time. Move your body.  Everyone needs to

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NHC Flu Clinic Extended Hours

Get your flu shot at one of our upcoming flu clinics! NHC added special hours for flu shot appointments in November. Flu vaccinations are more important than ever as we are seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases. Flu vaccines reduce the risk of flu illness and hospitalization, saving healthcare resources for the care of patients with COVID-19. It takes about two weeks for the flu vaccine to become effective, so

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Flu Shots Available at NHC Drive-thru Flu Clinics

Flu season is here! Get your flu shot at one of our upcoming drive-thru clinics. Flu vaccinations are more important than ever as we prepare for what some public health experts are calling a “double pandemic” — a potential spike in COVID-19 cases in the midst of flu season. NHC is offering four drive-thru nurse-led health maintenance and flu clinics through the month of October. Patients will have access to

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Health Disparities and COVID-19: Living Our Mission

Community Health Centers were born out of the 1960s Civil Rights and Social Justice Movement in part as a mission to affirm the value of all people. As a Community Health Center that provides care to all, with a focus on serving vulnerable and diverse populations, we see the direct effect of physical and mental abuse, stress, and structural policy barriers on the health and wellbeing of our patients. We,

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Open and Safe for Non-Urgent and Routine Visits

To support social distancing and safe patient care, NHC offers video and telephone visits for routine care. NHC clinics are now open and safe for a limited number of non-urgent and routine visits; after a telephone or video visit, a care team member will schedule you an in-person visit, when medically appropriate. If you visit us in-clinic for an appointment, you may notice a few changes. Your Safety is Our Priority We are putting

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Honoring the Life of George Floyd: A Message from our CEO

To our patients, employees, and community partners: Days ago, a man named George Floyd was brutally murdered by police officers in Minneapolis. While this tragic event has ignited a movement, we cannot forget that racial inequality and injustice has been and continues to be a cancer of our society. Recent events have shaken us as a country and have created a long overdue sense of urgency to change. They have

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NHC offers COVID-19 Screening

NHC is offering drive-through COVID-19 screening at the Oregon City and Hillsboro clinic locations for people with COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, the new loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea and/or sore throat. Please call ahead to schedule a screening appointment. NHC mobile testing locations are: Hillsboro Clinic, located at 266 W Main St., Hillsboro, OR 97123. Testing hours are 8:00 am

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