National Staying Healthy Month
5 Ways To Stay Healthy
Sometimes keeping your health on track can seem overwhelming. However, when you start with the simple things, it can be a lot easier to manage than you might initially think! We have picked out 5 simple tips to stay healthy that could make for an easy step into living healthier.
Time Outside - Drink Water - Eat Fruit - Read Books - Keep A Balance
Learn more about each tip in the video above!
January Employee of the Month
Please join the Senior Leadership Team in congratulating Tanisha Wert as our January Employee of the Month!
Tanisha is an integral part of the team at Starfish and has been helping Dr. Davies deliver excellent care for our young psychiatry patients. Tanisha has also been instrumental in helping our new mental health techs get up and running and has guided them even though she had to learn much of the job on her own as a new position. Tanisha's co-workers say, "She is kind and compassionate to everyone and her soft approach and tone take away much of the anxiety that the kids and their families often feel at their appointments."
Thanks, Tanisha for all you do to go the extra mile for some of our most vulnerable patients!
Waterfall's Diversity and Equity Statement
In recognition of the recent US Supreme Court decision to disallow discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identification, and Black Lives Matter protests around the country following the killing of George Floyd, Waterfall stands in support of our black and LGBTQ+ community members.
Waterfall Community Health Center was founded in 1998 to provide quality healthcare for all. Our mission is to “promote access to quality integrated health services that meet the needs of individuals with barriers to care on the Southern Oregon Coast.” We believe all individuals should be cared for with respect and dignity. Simultaneously, we recognize that the racism and discrimination within the healthcare system in our country are barriers to quality care and equitable treatment.
Waterfall Community Health Center denounces discrimination for any and all reasons including race, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Our role is to provide quality care to all individuals in every community on Oregon’s Southern Coast. In the effort to seek health equity in the care we provide, Waterfall recommits to cultural responsiveness, the promotion of diversity education for staff, and the establishment of patient centered programs aimed at reducing all barriers to health care.
The Waterfall Clinic
We are a safety-net clinic in North Bend / Coos Bay serving the people of Coos, Curry and Douglas counties on the Southern Oregon Coast. We accept patients with Medicare, Oregon Health Plan/Medicaid, Private Insurance and patients without health insurance. We have a sliding fee scale for patients without health insurance, which is based on family size and income. The Waterfall Community Health Center is a Patient Centered Medical Home.
Waterfall Community Health Center is a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) deemed health center, whereby it has medical malpractice liability protection through the FTCA. Under this Act, Federally-Qualified Health Centers, like Waterfall Clinic, are considered Federal employees with the Federal government acting as their primary insurer.
Watch the video below to find out what it’s like to be a patient at Waterfall Community Health Center.
OCHIN MyChart Online Communication Portal
In partnership with OCHIN, who supports our clinic’s electronic health record system, we are offering our patients secure, online access to their personal medical charts. Using the OCHIN MyChart, patients can see lab results, medication lists, make appointments, and much more – online, any time of the day or night.
Patient Centered Primary Care Home Program
The Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Program is part of Oregon's effort to fulfill a vision for better health, better care and lower costs for all Oregonians.
School Based Health Centers & Services
Waterfall Clinic School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) provide community members with access to critical services that are designed to keep them healthy, in school, and ready to learn.