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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Spotlight on NHC Board Chair, Donalda Dodson

When asked what makes Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) special, Donalda Dodson doesn’t miss a beat: “Listening to the patients, being community-driven, and working within the community… and having a high bar for quality,” she adds. And Dodson would know. She has invested in NHC for the past ten years, serving on its board of directors, most recently as board chair. “We hear what’s going on in the community, we respond

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Spotlight on NHC Pediatrician, Dr. Philip Miller

Over the course of his career, Dr. Philip Miller, a pediatrician with Neighborhood Health Center (NHC), estimates that he’s seen more than a quarter of a million patients.  This year Dr. Miller celebrates ten years with NHC.  What’s the most rewarding part of his job? He says it’s being in a position to give people access to care when they need it. Dr. Miller does his part to help patients

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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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NHC is one of Oregon’s Top Workplaces

Oregon’s largest daily newspaper recently named Neighborhood Health Center one of the 95 Great Places to Work in Oregon and SW Washington. The Oregonian’s annual Top Workplaces competition is open to all employers with at least 35 employees in Oregon and southwest Washington. This year’s winners were recognized in a virtual ceremony in September. We asked Jenna Wilson Crain, ND, MSN, MAAT, to share what brought her to NHC, what keeps

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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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Manage Your Care Online with OCHIN MyChart

Looking to schedule or cancel your doctor’s appointments, request prescription refills, view test results, and pay your bills? Our online platform, OCHIN MyChart, makes it simple to manage your health care and connect with your NHC provider virtually. To get started: Download the MyChart app onto your phone or tablet Select OCHIN from the list of healthcare providers Watch the video below to learn how to easily set yourself up

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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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