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 receives $25,000 grant from Oregon Community Foundation

We are thrilled to announce NHC has received a $25,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to help respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. “We are so grateful for this support from the Oregon Community Foundation, especially at this time when so many in our community are facing extraordinary financial pressures as a result of COVID,” said Jeri Weeks, NHC’s Chief Executive Officer. “This grant will help make our work to

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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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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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Honoring NHC Nurses

In honor of Nurses Week, we’re sharing a powerful example of how our nurses make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable in our community. A Distressed Caller Alysia Hill, a registered nurse in NHC’s call center, recently took a call from a patient that was in distress over a past due bill. The patient was so distraught she communicated to Alysia that she was thinking of harming

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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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Income Change? Get covered with Oregon Health Plan

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has touched almost all of us in some way—and, for many, that includes our income or job status. We understand the fear you may be feeling, and we remain committed to helping our patients from all walks of life. So if you’ve recently lost medical benefits and are in need of care for your or your family, we’ve prepared a quick guide to signing up with

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