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

COVID-19 has changed 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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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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NHC receives $1,000 Walmart Community Grant

Neighborhood Health Center has been awarded a $1,000 grant from Walmart to support the organization’s work with underserved, at-risk patients in Washington County. “We are very excited to have such a great partnership with Walmart and are very thankful for the grant,” said Zach Rosko, Director of Pharmacy and Care Teams at NHC. He added that the funding from Walmart Neighborhood Market #2950 in Hillsboro will be used to provide support for self-pay patients in

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Supporting our staff through COVID-19

Thanks to two partner organizations for highlighting the unique ways NHC is supporting staff during COVID-19. Read more at the links below. To Avoid Pink Slips During COVID-19, an Oregon Health Center Opens a Staff-Run Child Care Center for Its Employees “When Neighborhood Health Center got word that the state was ordering a lockdown to protect residents from the new coronavirus, its leaders realized that meant a steep drop in

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NHC Now Offers COVID-19 Testing

Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) is now offering COVID-19 testing one day per week at our Hillsboro Clinic. Here are important reminders about who should be tested and how we’re keeping patients and staff safe. Should I be tested for COVID-19? At this time, we are only encouraging “high-risk” patients (as determined by an NHC RN) to be tested for COVID-19. Any patient with flu or Coronavirus-like (COVID-19) symptoms – including

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