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Colorectal Cancer Awareness

What Is Colorectal Cancer?

  • Colorectal Cancer, or CRC, is cancer of the large intestine and/or rectum. 
  • It is the second deadliest type of cancer in the United States.
  • It can impact anyone, but there are things you can do to help prevent it.
  • Early detection is an extremely important factor in treatment success for this disease.
  • Screening is recommended to begin at age 45.

How Do I Get Screened?

  • Talk to your provider about the best screening options for you.
  • Some options include stool sample testing (such as the FIT Kit) or colonoscopy.
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What is a FIT Kit?

Fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kits in particular are easy to do at home. They are an excellent screening tool for anyone who has no family or personal history of CRC or abnormal FIT result.

How Can I Receive A FIT Kit?

Talk to your provider if you are interested. 

FIT Kits are available in the clinic or can be mailed to you.

What Are The Benefits?

  • Early detection of colon cancer greatly increases the chance of survival.  
  • For many patients no office visit is required.  
  • Flexible options to pick up or drop off the FIT Kit.
  • CRC Screening can be completed in the comfort of your home.
  • Testing can be simple and easy.

Health Insurance Enrollment

Waterfall has a long standing history of working with community members who have health insurance questions. We have qualified and trained assisters who will help you check your eligibility and work with you to enroll or re-enroll in the Oregon Health Plan.

Call us at 541-756-6232 and make an appointment with our Outreach staff today!

Please bring the following information to your appointment for OHP applications: (Any questions please feel free to call Outreach staff prior to your appointment.)

  • Social Security numbers and birthdates for all household members, even if they are not applying for coverage.

    (The term “household” applies to anyone that is, or would be if you filed, included on your tax returns.)

  • Income verification for all household members, even if they are not applying for coverage.

    (wage stubs, social security award letter, unemployment benefit letter, etc.)

  • Any immigration documentation for all family members.

Social Determinants of Health

We understand that your health needs and goals may encompass more than what is covered by your medical exams. We care about you and your well-being and our Outreach staff will work with you to overcome any barriers you may be experiencing.

Ask us about our personal care options.

Are you cold? Are you hungry? Let us know.

Are you having trouble getting to and from your medical appointments? We will explore transportation options that will fit your lifestyle.

Are you struggling with housing issues? Outreach staff can help you navigate available housing assistance programs.

Do you struggle with medication costs? We can help you search for prescription assistance programs.

Are you in need of employment or education? Outreach staff can connect you with an array of job, school, and training resources.

Are you experiencing high levels of STRESS? We can refer you to a weekly on-site stress management class run by Waterfall staff.

Ask us about available eye care and dental assistance programs.

Are you a Veteran? A member of a Native American Tribe? A senior? A member of the LGBTQ+ community? Are you feeling isolated and unsure of what services may be available to you? We can connect you to community support and resources.

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Veggie Rx program

Waterfall’s Veggie Rx is a fruit and vegetable prescription program designed to address food insecurity and to increase a participant’s use of fresh produce in their diet. Patients who screen positive for food insecurity or have a dietary need to increase their fresh produce intake, can be prescribed a trip to our on-site ‘FARMacy’ (a refrigerator with fresh seasonal produce). Waterfall also has a produce station available without prescription to all youth at our Marshfield School Based Health Center. 

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