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Explore our latest community health events in Oregon, plus health tips and more. Get to know the faces behind NHC. Featuring healthcare stories from patients, friends and staff of NHC.

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How Community Health Centers Lower Emergency Department Visits

The care provided at a community health center (CHC) goes beyond providing low- or no-cost services to underserved communities. Among other things, CHCs provide community health education to help close the health literacy gap. A recent Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) study found that patients who receive care at CHCs, like Neighborhood Health Center…

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Serving Veterans in Our Community

This Veterans Day, we say thank you to those in the community who have served with love and selflessness, including NHC’s own Angela Searls, Director of Human Resources; Brittney Griggs, MMS, PA-C, Physician’s Assistant at NHC Oregon City Medical Clinic; Coppi Nikula, Sr. Executive Assistant to the CEO & CFO/COO; and Michael Timmins, CMA at…

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Thinking about PrEP? Find out if this method of HIV prevention is right for you.

Tove Silver is a nurse practitioner at Neighborhood Health Center, specializing in sexual and reproductive health. Fluent in English and Spanish, Tove provides primary care and reproductive health services at NHC’s Hillsboro and Tanasbourne clinics. Tove is passionate about health equity and accessibility. We asked her to share more about PrEP, including who should think…

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Has your COVID-19 test kit expired?

Did you know that at-home COVID-19 tests have expiration dates? The expiration dates help ensure you can identify test kits that – due to age – may no longer give you accurate results. For example, if you ordered free COVID-19 tests from the federal government, you’ll have an expiration date printed on the box, likely…

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COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children: A primary care provider shares her perspective

Dr. Carolyn Emerick provides primary care services for patients of all ages at our Tanasbourne Clinic. She discusses the importance of vaccinating children against COVID-19 and shares why she decided to enroll all three of her young children in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. Why vaccinate? Many wonder why children need to be vaccinated against COVID-19.…

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How One Community Health Worker Has Grown in Her Career Since Starting at NHC

Yesenia Olvera Campuzano began her career at NHC in the call center answering patient calls and now works as a Community Health Worker in the grant-funded COVID-19 Wraparound Services Program, helping at-risk community members affected by the pandemic meet their basic needs while quarantined. Yesi’s story is one of growth, compassion, and a devotion to…

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Meet Dr. Greg Guffanti

Dr. Greg Guffanti – “Dr. Greg” as he’s known to his patients – says he meandered into medicine after realizing he didn’t like the bench work of being a chemist.  He recalls a formative experience from his time with AmeriCorps working in a geriatric clinic in Berkeley California: “I met many wonderful staff that attended…

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NHC expands access for patients across Portland-metro

We are growing! Patients in Clackamas and Washington Counties will enjoy greater access to comprehensive care with the addition of two community health centers that will transition to Federally Qualified Health Centers in early 2020. NHC has recently acquired two clinics: Oregon City Medical and Beaverton Family Medicine. The addition of these two clinics means…

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