Mobile Clinic Could Return to Gold Hill

GOLD HILL, Ore. — La Clinica’s mobile health clinic in Gold Hill has been absent since December, when it was discovered nobody was using it. Now, the city of Gold Hill is in talks to give the clinic on wheels another shot. City Manager Rick Hohnbaum says they started providing the mobile health clinic in … Continue reading »

Hospitals Still Offering Flu Shots

MEDFORD, Ore. — Hospitals are still offering flu shots for people who haven’t gotten them yet. On Saturday, La Clinica is welcoming people to drop in for their flu vaccination from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The vaccine is free to most insured patients, including members of the Oregon Health Plan. It costs $15 to … Continue reading »

Local Hospitals Prepare for Ebola

MEDFORD, Ore. – Jackson County health officials are preparing for what they say is a possible, but very unlikely, Ebola outbreak. The department held a news conference Thursday to address the issue. Meanwhile local health systems like Asante Rogue Regional and La Clinica are putting together personal protective equipment and holding role-play scenarios to prepare … Continue reading »

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 »

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