Health Centers Stay Open on Strike

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two of the three La Clinica school based health centers located at Medford Elementary schools will continue to be open during the potential teacher’s strike, but their mobile unit will not be operating at all. The clinic locations at Washington and Jackson Elementary will continue as normal, but the Oak Grove clinic … Continue reading »

OHP Partnership with Clinics

MEDFORD, Ore. — Aside from raising the income level, adding on dental coverage and other benefits, the Oregon Health Authority is also helping to fund health care positions in local clinics. January 1st, OHP will pay what they are calling non-medical coaches to change the way those on the plan get health care. The funds … Continue reading »

La Clinica Mobile Healthcare Expands

MEDFORD, Ore. — La Clinica is expanding its mobile healthcare unit to both North and South Medford High Schools. The goal is to make health care more accessible and affordable for students who otherwise rarely see a doctor or have a medical exam. The mobile unit already makes weekly rounds to two other Medford elementary … Continue reading »

Mobile Health Center Coming to Schools

MEDFORD, Ore. — La Clinica is getting ready to take its mobile health center to Medford high schools. The traveling health clinic has been on the roads for two years. It offers basic health and vision checkups, treatment for sports-related injuries, and in some cases even dental care. Starting December it will be appearing weekly … Continue reading »

Cover Oregon Rolls Out Tuesday

MEDFORD, Ore. — Patients and medical providers across the state are getting ready for the launch of Cover Oregon this week. Cover Oregon is the state’s version of the Affordable Care Act. If you have health insurance and you’re happy with that insurance, you won’t be affected at all, but those who don’t have insurance … Continue reading »

New Changes for Healthy Start Program

MEDFORD, Ore. — A program providing families with support and education about raising their children is moving on Monday. The Family Nurturing Center will be taking over operations of the “Healthy Start” Program. Healthy Start serves about 150 Jackson County families. La Clinica has been key in the program since 1993, but it will be … Continue reading »

Oregon Faces Shortage of Dentists

MEDFORD, Ore. – A new Pew research report shows that Oregon has a critical shortage of dentists. According to the report, nearly a fifth of all Oregonians are underserved, meaning they have difficulty getting routine dental care. That statistic ranks the state as the tenth worst overall. The report also claims that the problem is … Continue reading »

Local Clinics Get “Cover Oregon” Grants

MEDFORD, Ore. — Four clinics in Southern Oregon qualify for a grant to help connect residents to “Cover Oregon,” which is the new online health insurance marketplace. Cover Oregon is supposed to go live later this year. The U.S. Department of Health And Human Services announced the health centers are eligible for an additional $2.8 … Continue reading »

Local Clinic Gets Award

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon-based La Clinica is being recognized by a national healthcare quality organization for its patient-centered approach to care. The recognition is the first for an Oregon community health center. La Clinica found out this week that the private non-profit National Committee for Quality Assurance awarded all three primary-care La Clinica centers … Continue reading »