Community organizations to host free teen health expo in downtown Hillsboro
June 27, 2023 – PORTLAND, OREGON – Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) and Washington County are hosting their annual community Teen Health Expo in downtown Hillsboro on Tuesday, July 11 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Teen Health Expo will offer healthcare services, community resources, job opportunities, food, and giveaways from local organizations and be held in front of NHC Hillsboro Reproductive Health Clinic at 266 W. Main Street in Hillsboro.
“We want to assure teens and young adults that they can receive safe, nonjudgmental care and give them the opportunity to talk to the people providing their care and services,” said Kristen Weidner-Nguyen, NHC’s School-Based Health Center and Reproductive and Sexual Health Program Manager.
“The Teen Health Expo will make these services and care more accessible to the people who need them,” Weidner-Nguyen added.
Year-round, teens have access to NHC’s teen walk-in clinic held every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Hillsboro location. Those ages 24 and under can receive confidential, low or no-cost reproductive healthcare services regardless of insurance or ability to pay.
The teen walk-in clinic offers sexual health information, birth control, testing for pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment.
For more information about the event, contact Washington County Sexual Health Program Educator Vikki Villarreal at Vikki_villarreal@washingtoncountyor.gov.
About Neighborhood Health Center
Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) is a non-profit community health center that serves a federally designated Medically Underserved Population (MUP) in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC),
NHC is governed by a dedicated, patient-majority Board of Directors, committed to the mission of building healthy communities – one neighbor at a time – through patient-centered healthcare, regardless of income or current state of wellness.
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