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
Understanding Minor Consent and Confidentiality in Health Care in Oregon
Family Nurse Practitioner
Katie is originally from Southern Maine and moved to Oregon in 2021. She earned her master’s degree as a women’s health nurse practitioner from Frontier Nursing University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Simmons College in Boston, MA. She has been in the field of nursing for over ten years and has experience working with people from adolescence through menopause in a variety of areas related to women’s health care. Katie enjoys uncovering the root cause of the illness and values the blend of complementary approaches with conventional medicine. She has been at Waterfall Community Health since April 2023. Katie is happiest in the mountains and/or near the sea and enjoys being outside as much as possible living a healthy life.
Heather Robison, MA
Professional Counselor Associate
Under the clinical supervision of Meggan McLarrin, LPC
Heather Robison is an Oregon local; she grew up in Gold Beach and moved to Coos Bay 24 years ago. She and her Siberian Husky enjoy hiking, swimming, going to the beach, really anything outdoors. She recently graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Prior to obtaining her Master’s Degree, Heather worked as a veterinary technician for 21 years. During her years as a vet tech, she cultivated compassion when working with families during stressful life events. Her therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Heather Maclean, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
Heather MacLean has worked as a Certified Nurse Midwife CNM in Coos Bay for 23 years. In 1997, she completed her Masters at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio. It has been her pleasure to deliver over 2000 babies and care for thousands of women and their families through pregnancy and birth. Heather is excited for her new position with Waterfall. Her focus will be on Women’s Health, GYN care from teens to all ages of women, uniquely tailoring individual needs and collaborating with each client to make the best health decisions.
Heather loves everything about the Northwest and enjoys beach walks, white water kayaking, gardening and plans to visit every park on the Oregon Coast.
Dr. Patrick Dwyer, MD
Donna Brint, QMHP
Behavioral Health Consultant
Donna has been with Waterfall since November 2021. She has extensive experience working with addictions, domestic violence and issues related to childhood trauma. She brings a deep understanding of what it means to be trauma informed and whole heartedly embraces the idea of compassionate inquiry asking “can you tell me what happened to you.”
She received a master’s degree in Counseling Education in 2011 from California State University, Sacramento. In 2021 she left Sacrament for the Oregon Coast “to be near the water.”
No student is denied services. Insurance is billed when possible yet no student is turned away based on inability to pay for services.