CHC Services

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Healthy people are the foundation of healthy communities. The Community Health Centers provide affordable primary care for the whole family – infants, children, adolescents, adults and seniors – as well as mental healthcare, preventative dental, and a pharmacy program.

Prenatal Clinic


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The Prenatal Clinic is located at Charnelton Community Clinic and it provides comprehensive care for women of all ages and cultures. Women receive prenatal care and maternity case management during their pregnancy, which includes education on the physical changes of pregnancy, nutrition, exercise, childbirth, infant health and parenting. Breastfeeding support and education and postpartum care are provided after delivery of the baby.

Family Planning

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 Community Health Centers of Lane County participates in the Oregon Reproductive Health Program making reproductive health exams and contraceptive supplies available for free or low-cost.  We can send a prescription for birth control to your pharmacy and we also stock a variety of options in our clinics, such as multiple types of birth control pills, long acting reversible contraceptives like IUDs and implants, the patch, the ring, and condoms. Well-woman exams, cancer screening and prevention, STI testing and treatment, and pregnancy testing are also offered at all of our locations.  Prevention is a cornerstone of our services and our providers and nurses are trained to offer patient-centered information on preventing unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.


There have been recent changes to the Title X program at the national level. Title X is a source of federal funding for reproductive health care to people with low incomes. These changes do not impact our services or your ability to receive reproductive health care. Our clinic is no longer receiving Title X funds to pay for reproductive health services. Clients seeking care at our clinics will continue to receive the same high-quality, client-centered reproductive health services that have always been available.
https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/HealthyPeopleFamilies/ReproductiveSexualHealth

Pediatrics

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The Pediatric program provides services for children and youth, from birth until they are 18 years old.  Four pediatricians are available to see children for well baby and well child exams, immunizations, sports physicals, acute and chronic conditions.

Family Practice & Internal Medicine

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Our medical providers deliver a range of acute, chronic and preventive medical care services. They diagnose and treat illnesses, as well as provide routine checkups, health-risk assessments, immunizations and screening tests.  Our Internal Medicine physicians work with patients in the management of their chronic illnesses.


The Whole Person - Integrated Behavioral Health

At Community Health Centers we focus on integrated care that values the whole person. Our services encompass not only treatment and prevention of illness but also health, education and behavioral health services.

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The Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) program is available to patients as a part of overall good healthcare. The purpose of this service is to offer assistance when stress, worry, chronic health conditions, or emotional concerns about physical or other life problems are interfering with someone's daily life. The IBH provider works as a member of the primary care team. This team approach considers physical, behavioral, and emotional aspects of our patient's health.

Low-Cost Medications Programs

Community Health Centers of Lane County offers a variety of assistance and medication discounts programs for our patient.  These special programs include allowing patients fill their prescription at select local pharmacies such as Safeway Pharmacy.  The medication discount program offers free home delivery for those that select a mail order option.  We encourage all of our patients to take advantage of the services offered by our partner pharmacies.  Our healthcare team will help you identify the best option for you.

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Dental Prevention Program

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The Dental Prevention Program serves children in Head Start, Early Head Start, WIC and elementary schools throughout Lane County. Onsite prevention clinics with portable equipment are set up onsite at all participating schools. These clinics offer dental hygiene assessments, teeth cleaning, fluoride varnish treatments, sealants, and education. Homecare packets include toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss. Services are provided twice a year.
 

The goals and objectives of the Dental Prevention Program are:

  • To establish dental homes
  • To achieve HealthyPeople 2020 oral health goals by reducing the proportion of children with untreated decay, in primary and permanent teeth, increase the number of children with sealants in permanent molars, and reduce the overall incidence of decay.
  • To reach American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry goal of having first dental check up by eruption of first tooth or by one year of age.

Why provide dental prevention services to children?

  • 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental disease. Healthy children learn better.
  • “On any given day, more than 5,000 children in Oregon are in school and suffering from dental pain or infection.” Oregon Department of Human Services, Oregon Smile Survey 2007.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends school-based and school-linked sealant programs to reduce prevalence of dental disease. Cavities are a bacterial infection that may be prevented by sealants. Sealants seal out the germs that cause cavities in molars where 85% of dental disease occurs.
  • Cavities are the #1 chronic, infectious disease among children according to David Satcher, Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General, May 25, 2000.

Why is cavity prevention important?

  • Dental infection affects, heart, lungs, and general health.
  • Dental disease is costly to restore, and may result is tooth loss.
  • Cavities may affect speech development and learning. Establishing healthy dental care habits leads to a lifetime of better health.
Two dental hygiene clinic sessions are held in Eugene locations and two new sessions have been added in Cottage Grove and Oakridge.

Two dental hygiene clinic sessions are held in Eugene locations and two new sessions have been added in Cottage Grove and Oakridge.

Cottage Grove Dental Hygiene Clinic 

Select the image below to view the new dental hygiene clinic session at Cottage Grove.


 

Alternative Care

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What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an effective form of health care that has evolved into a complete and holistic medical system. Practitioners of acupuncture have used this noninvasive medical system to diagnose and help millions of people get well and stay healthy.

An acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints on the body. This activates the body’s Qi (pronounced “chee”) and promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power, immunity and physical and emotional health. It can also improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.

What will my acupuncturist do?

During the initial exam a full health history will be taken. Questions will be asked regarding symptoms, health and lifestyle. Your acupuncturist also may check your pulse and tongue and may conduct a physical exam.  This information is then organized to create a complete, accurate and comprehensive diagnosis of where Qi has been blocked or imbalanced. After the interview process, you may receive an acupuncture treatment. Visits  with your acupuncturist may last from thirty to ninety minutes.

 How should I prepare?

  • Write down and bring any questions you have, We are here to help you.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points.
  • Do not eat large meals just before or after your visit.
  • Refrain from overexertion, working out, drug or alcohol for up to six hours after the visit.
  • Avoid stressful situations. Make time to relax and be sure to get plenty of rest.
  • Between visits, make mote of any changes that may have occurred, such as the alleviation of pain, pain moving to other areas, or changes in the frequency and type of symptoms.

 

How safe is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, yielding no negative side effects, just feelings of relaxation and well-being. There is little danger of infection from acupuncture needles because they are sterile, used once and then discarded.

 

Acupuncture and Migraines

A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that traditional Chinese acupuncture as well as Yamamoto new scalp acupuncture significantly decreased patients’ migraine frequency and severity. The study involved 80 patients who suffer from migraine headaches and concluded that participants had improvement in their ability to do daily activities after treatment.

Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia

A study showed that acupuncture , when added to traditional fibromyalgia treatments, reduces pain  and improves the quality of life for up to three months following treatment. 

 

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

Mindfulness can be very beneficial for stress, anxiety and depression reduction and can help us to be present and allow thoughts and emotions to come without judgment.

  • Anyone can do it. Mindfulness practices cultivates universal human qualities and does not require anyone to change their beliefs. Everyone can benefit and it’s easy to learn.
  • It’s a way of living. Mindfulness is more than just a practice, It brings awareness and caring into everything we do—and it cuts down needless stress. Even a little makes oar lives better.
  • It’s evidence-based. We don’t have to take mindfulness on faith. Both science and experience demonstrate its positive benefits for our health, happiness, work and relationships.
  • It sparks innovation. As we deal with our world’s increasing complexity and uncertainty, mindfulness can lead us to effective, resilient, low-cost responses to seemingly intransigent problems.

Starting December 13th, 2018, we are offering a Mindfulness Circle for Stress Management.

  • Free, drop in sessions every Thursday at 10:30 AM
  • Delta Oaks Clinic, 1022 Green Acres Rd. in Eugene
  • 45 minute session, no pre-registration required

    Download a brochure for more information