Lincoln Community Health Center is Accepting New Patients and Expanded Access to Care at the Newport Community Clinic

Accepting New Patients and Expanded Access to Care at the Newport Community Clinic

NEWPORT, Ore. – The Lincoln Community Health Center is happy to announce that this summer it’s going to be easier than ever to access quality health care in Newport.

Additional clinic appointments and expanded hours will be offered to patients of all ages at the Newport Community Clinic on the Newport High School Campus, 322 N.E. Eads Street. This clinic location will be open through August 30, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Thursday. When school is back in session, patients may continue their care at one of Lincoln Community Health Center’s other locations.

“Lincoln Community Health Center’s primary care clinics provide care for acute illnesses and long-standing illnesses,” said Carol Kepp, RN, Lincoln Community Health Center Nurse Executive. “Our doctors and nurse practitioners are available to provide high-quality care for anyone looking for medical care. We know offering appointments outside of the usual 8am – 5pm hours will help make our great care available to more people.”

Take an opportunity to get a physical, catch your child up on their school-required vaccines, or just establish care and meet your provider so they can help you when the need arises. Health care is available to all, whether insured or uninsured. Most insurances are accepted, including private insurance, Medicare and Oregon Health Plan.

All Lincoln Community Health Center clinics are currently accepting new patients. In addition to the Newport Community Clinic, appointments are available in Newport at 1010 S.W. Coast Highway, Ste. 203, and in Lincoln City at 4422 N.E. Devils Lake Blvd.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment at any location of the Lincoln Community Health Center, please call 541-265-4947.

Summer in full swing at Cape Perpetua, Oregon dunes

Corvallis, OR, July 5, 2018 – Kids are out of school and the smell of fireworks still linger in the air, so that must mean the summer fun season is well underway! Before heading for the coast, visitors should check out the schedule of ranger programs, hikes, and other family activities available throughout the summer – and review some important trip-planning reminders.

 

Mondays at Cape Perpetua: “Walk with a Ranger” series invites visitors on guided approx.. hour-long hikes on easy to moderate trails starting from the visitor center. Learn secrets of the cape and local flora and fauna from a retired chief park ranger; through summer; 12pm.

Alternating Fridays at Beverly Beach State Park: Evening campfire programs with rangers covering a range of interesting topics related to forests and wildlife; July 13 & 27, Aug 10 & 24; 8pm.

Alternating Fridays at Eel Creek Campground: Evening campfire programs with rangers covering a range of interesting topics related to forests and wildlife; July 13 & 27, Aug 10 & 24; 8pm.

Saturdays at Honeyman State Park: Evening campfire programs with rangers covering a range of interesting topics related to the Oregon dunes and wildlife; through summer; 7pm.

Saturday and Sunday ranger programs and hikes: Each Saturday and Sunday through summer join us for ranger programs and guided hikes at Cape Perpetua and the Oregon Dunes. Hikes typically depart from Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, Oregon Dunes Day Use Area, and Siltcoos Recreation Area/Waxmyrtle Trail; 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm (call visitor center for details).

Friday and Saturday Junior Ranger programs: Each evening, Junior Ranger programs will be offered for families at Spinreel, Eel Creek, Driftwood 2, and Lagoon campgrounds on the Oregon dunes; starting July 14; 5:30pm.

 

July 17 Cape Perpetua BioBlitz: Guided hikes and exploration of the rocky intertidal zone where visitors can contribute to science by recording what interesting tidepool critters they observe (no experience necessary; meet at visitor center); 10am.

July 19 Storytime with a Ranger: Rangers will be leading storytime at the Yachats Public Library; 10am.

July 19 Living History: Meet 153-year old Gifford Pinchot, first chief of the US Forest Service, who will be making an appearance at the Oregon Dunes Day Use Area; call Cape Perpetua Visitor Center for details.

July 21 Canvas at the Cape: Join experienced and budding artists for this open-air public art event where you can practice capturing your perspective this special place with materials and canvas we provide; call Cape Perpetua Visitor Center for details.

July 19 – 20 and 26 – 27 Marbled Murrelet surveys: Contribute to research aimed at saving this threatened seabird. Join scientists and land managers to learn about murrelet nesting and feeding habits, then help identify and count birds as they fly between the forest and ocean. No experience necessary; call Cape Perpetua Visitor Center for details and to sign up.

Know before you go: Between March 15 and September 15 we’re sharing some beaches with nesting western snowy plover, a threatened shorebird that is easily disturbed by people and pets. The wet, packed sand on all beaches is open to walking, but if you want to throw a Frisbee, ride your fat tire bike, or bring Fido, find out where your best options are before heading out the door.

Recreation in your back pocket: For up-to-date recreation information that fits on your smart phone or tablet download the new free Forest Service recreation app for Apple or Android devices, which provides maps, important alerts, and information about your favorite trails and campgrounds.

All events are free and open to the public, but a Northwest Forest Pass, Oregon Coast Passport, Federal Recreation Pass or $5 day-use fee is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and at many Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area recreation sites. For more information on any of these events, contact the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center at 541-547-3289. For information related to passes and permits, visit our website or call any office.

Governor Kate Brown to Call On Federal Government to Protect Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

Governor Kate Brown to Call On Federal Government to Protect Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown will visit Oregon Health & Science University and meet with patients receiving life-saving treatments for their pre-existing conditions on Friday, July 6. The Governor will discuss the federal government’s refusal to defend health coverage for vulnerable Americans with pre-existing conditions, the latest in a line of attacks aimed at dismantling comprehensive and affordable health care coverage.
“Every single one of us has a friend or a loved one with a pre-existing condition such as cancer, a heart condition, or diabetes,” Governor Brown said. “Health care coverage is under attack at a federal level, and I will fight to ensure critical protections for those with pre-existing conditions remain intact. It’s up to the states to fill the void of leadership on this issue, and we will make our voices heard.”
In June, Governor Brown led governors from eight other states who voiced their concerns with Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his refusal to defend coverage of people with pre-existing medical conditions in a lawsuit brought by a district in Texas against the United States. She also addressed attorneys general from across the United States on the topic.
At OHSU, Governor Brown will tour an infusion center and meet with patients with pre-existing conditions, along with their care providers. Members of the media are welcome to attend the press event, which will be immediately followed by a media availability with the governor and OHSU patients.
Those who plan to attend or need additional information should contact Press Secretary Kate Kondayen at kate.kondayen@oregon.gov or 503-689-0248, and Amanda Gibbs at gibbam@ohsu.edu or 503-494-5640.

Friday, July 6
1:30 p.m. OHSU Center for Health & Healing
  3303 S.W. Bond Avenue
  Portland

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