NHC Students at Merlo Station HS, including CEYP children, will find the comprehensive primary care services Neighborhood Health Center provides in all our community health centers in the Portland area. Conducted within the Beaverton School District’s guideline, with support from the Washington County Health Department, the Merlo Station SBHC offers:

  • Diagnosis And Treatment Of Minor And Injuries;
  • Wellness/Health Physical Exams Or Check-Ups;
  • Sports Physicals;
  • Immunizations;
  • Blood Pressure And Vision Screenings;
  • Referrals To Specialty Providers;
  • Mental Health Evaluations, Counseling, And Referrals;
  • Health Counseling On Nutrition, Weight Management, Safety, Wellness, Substance And/Or Drug Dependence, And Health Risk Assessment/Identification/Reduction; And
  • Sexuality Safety And Responsibility, Menstrual Disorders, And Testing to see if you are pregnant

SBHC staff will obtain consent, either written or verbal, from the parent or legal guardian if a patient is under 15 years of age. A patient of 14 years or older may seek mental health services without legal guardian consent, or may seek family planning and sexually transmitted disease services without at any age. Although walk-in visits are available, all students are encouraged to make an appointment ahead of time. Neighborhood Health Center’s SBHC is located at Merlo Station High School at 1841 SW Merlo Dr Beaverton, OR 97006. Consult the map below for more information. Students between 12 and 19 years of age may be asked to complete an anonymous survey about their visit. Please go to the SBHC Data Requirements link to see a copy of the survey, or contact the SBHC State Program Office.

NHC Merlo Station SBHC
1841 SW Merlo Drive, SBHC Room
Beaverton, OR 97006

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
(closed 12 to 1:00 pm daily for lunch)
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
If the clinic is closed and you are in need of clinical advice, please dial 503-941-3210 and request to speak with the on-call provider.



A school based health center (SBHC) provides primary care health services and programs within a school setting. The goal of Merlo Station SBHC is to provide care for any and all Merlo Station HS students (including CEYP children) in need of medical and/or mental health services, regardless of insurance status. The NHC – Merlo Station HS SBHC is run by Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) within the Beaverton School District’s guidelines, with support from the Washington County Health Department. The NHC – Merlo Station SBHC is separate from the Merlo Station HS School Nurse.

NHC will work with existing providers as needed to maintain continuity of care. All meetings are confidential according to HIPAA guidelines, unless there is a concern for imminent danger to self or others, in which case the student will be made aware of the need to breach confidentiality.

Students should make an appointment ahead of time, but walk-in appointments are available. Appointments are available to all enrolled Beaverton School District students.


  • Diagnosis and treatment of minor illness, minor injuries, colds, ear infections, rashes, asthma, sinus infections and may include: limited labs, prescriptions, and handouts/information.
  • Wellness/health physical exams or check-ups
  • Sports physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Blood pressure or vision screenings
  • Referrals to specialty providers, i.e., dental, vision, dermatology, orthopedic, etc.
  • Mental health evaluations, counseling, and referrals.
  • Health counseling on topics such as nutrition, tobacco use/cessation, weight management, safety, wellness, substance and/or drug dependence, and health risk assessment/identification/reduction.
  • Addressing safe and responsible sexuality, menstrual disorders, testing to see if you are pregnant.


The SBHC staff will obtain the written or verbal consent of a parent or legal guardian for general medical treatment if a patient is under 15 years of age. A patient may seek family planning and sexually transmitted disease services without parent/legal guardian consent, at any age. SBHC-related mental health services (outpatient services) may be provided to a person 14 years or older without parent or legal guardian consent.


Students between the ages of 12 and 19 who visit the NHC Merlo Station SBHC may be asked to complete an anonymous survey after their visit. The survey asks about the student’s satisfaction and experience at the NHC Merlo Station SBHC, as well as some general questions about their physical and mental health status. Students can refuse to take the survey and this will not affect their ability to get care at the SBHC. To see a copy of the survey, please go to the “SBHC Data Requirements” link on http://healthoregon.org/sbhc. If you have questions about the survey, please contact the SBHC State Program Office at sbhc.program@state.or.us

Our Staff

Christine Arthur, MD

Christine Arthur, MDDr. Arthur attended Oxford Medical School and graduated in medicine and surgery at the University of Oxford in England. She interned at Waterbury Hospital in Connecticut before moving to the Pacific Northwest to complete her psychiatric residency at OHSU in Portland. She has over 40 years of experience as a psychiatrist in private practice, at Kaiser Permanente NW region, and community mental health clinics around the metro area and the state. She has worked as a psychiatric consultant to primary care clinics in Portland, and has experience treating mental health and substance use disorders using medications, therapy and education. In her free time she enjoys gardening, flower arrangement, reading Scandinavian noir mysteries, and working on improving environmental health. She is a folk singer and composer of many songs, which celebrate nature, Earth-centered traditions, the seasons, and support all human rights (especially women’s rights).

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