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Coos Bay Clinic


Coos Bay Clinic

Marshfield High School
School Based Health Center
826 S. 11th St.
Coos Bay, OR 97420

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

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.


No student is denied services. Insurance is billed when possible yet no student is turned away based on inability to pay for services.

Diagnosing and treating injury, illness and disease

Comprehensive physical exams and sports physicals

Well child checks



Mental or behavioral health services

Referrals to specialty services as needed

Educate students and family members

Management of chronic illnesses

Coordinate access to health resources

Provide a link between the pediatrician and student/family

Tobacco prevention

Provide immediate assistance for students in mental health crisis

Provide outpatient therapy for students with chronic mental health conditions

Provide assessment and evaluation for previously undiagnosed or suspected mental or behavioral health conditions