School Based Health Centers
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.
Our SBHCs are staffed by qualified medical professionals and focuses on preventing illness and promoting healthy behaviors. Our team provides prevention education to help young people take responsibility for their health and encourage teachers and parents to support healthy outcomes.
Benefits of SBHCs
Improve access to quality physical, mental and preventive health services
Care for children and adolescents regardless of their ability to pay
Reduce high costs associated with inappropriate use of emergency rooms and unnecessary hospitalizations
Ensure services are age appropriate
Save parents time by reducing missed work hours
Keep students in class and engaged in learning
Yvonne Oneil-Fenrich, MSN, WHCNP-BC
Interim Medical Director/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Yvonne Oneil-Fenrich’s practice began in 1993 after graduating from the Oregon Institute of Technology, Frontier Nursing University and Case Western Reserve University. She delivered well over 2,000 babies until her change in practice led her to becoming a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHCNP) and provider of Sexual Health as well. Yvonne came to Waterfall Community Health Center in August of 2019. Currently, she is in charge of Women’s Health and Sexual Health. Yvonne has embarked in the role of Medical Director. Her desire is to work with the team to help enhance all of the amazing care our team is dedicated to giving. Yvonne and her family love to travel, cook, can, dance tango, immerse themselves in culture, go on mini adventures, and indulge in wine tasting.
Laura Van Cara, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Laura VanCara grew up in Southern California, where she and her family spent a lot of time at the beach and camping. Laura eventually moved to Oregon and then attended Southern Oregon State College where she settled in and ended up choosing to pursue a Social Science degree. She received her BS in Psychology and moved around to Washington and Idaho where she worked as a behavioral interventionist, working with childrens and teens struggling on the Autism spectrum. She planned to go back to Oregon and found the perfect opportunity to join Waterfall Community Health Center as their beliefs in caring for others were a perfect match. Laura is now a Behavioral Health Counselor and will be working at Marshfield Highschool. Laura is a EMDR trained therapist, and is pursuing certification in alternative medicines and therapies for mental health that focus on nutrition, supplements, herbal remedies, yoga and more. She loves being creative, and enjoys music, painting, and gardening.
Dr. Shu-Wen Cheng, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Wendy Cheng was born in Taiwan and moved to the United States in 2003. She earned her associate degree in Nursing in 2006 from Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, KS. Wendy worked for the University of Kansas Hospital as a Registered Nurse for 10 years. She eventually earned her Bachelor of Nursing in 2013 and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2017. Wendy found out about Waterfall Community Health Center through a friend who suggested she find a position here, and it all worked out wonderfully. Wendy is a Nurse Practitioner at Waterfall, and is currently in the process of starting a Wellness Program. She loves to cook, dance, and hike. Wendy loves spending time with her husband and sons as well as getting together with friends to chit chat.
No student is denied services. Insurance is billed when possible yet no student is turned away based on inability to pay for services.