School Based Health Centers are Up and Running!
School is back in session, and that means quality affordable health care for Lincoln County students is as close as the nearest high school.
For over 20 years Taft, Toledo, Newport and Waldport High Schools have been home to full service health care clinics that provide a complete range of behavioral health and physical health services, including immunizations to Lincoln County school district students. Students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade are served at these centers and fees are determined on a sliding scale based on the ability to pay.
The clinics are operated by the Lincoln County Health and Human Services Department’s (HHS) Lincoln Community Health Center and are the result of a long-term partnership between the County and the Lincoln County School District.
“We’re very proud of the quality of care we offer,” said Rebecca McBee-Wilson, HHS Division Director for the Lincoln Community Health Center. All of our primary care clinics are staffed by licensed professionals including Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Mental Health Counselors and Therapists. Oversight is provided by Dr. Edward Brown, Medical Director of the Lincoln Community Health Center.
“We offer both convenience and choice for students and their parents,” McBee-Wilson added. Although most services are provided by appointment, limited walk-in hours are also available. “That means a busy parent can schedule a lunch hour appointment for their child,” McBee-Wilson said.
Hours and days of service vary by location. Contact any high school listed below for more details:
Newport High School (541) 265-0472 Taft High School (541) 265-0474 Toledo High School (541) 265-0473 Waldport High School (541) 265-0471.
Lincoln Community Health Center is also accepting new patients at our primary care clinics in Newport at 1010 SW Coast Highway, Ste. 203 and in Lincoln City at 4422 NE Devils Lake Blvd. Please call (541) 265-4947 for more information or to schedule an appointment at either location.