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North Bay Clinic

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North Bay Clinic

North Bay Elementary School
School Based Health Center
93670 Viking Ln.
North Bend, OR 97459

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

Karin Donnelly-Smith, QMHP

School Based Therapist

Karin was born and raised on the Oregon coast.   Karin says, “Over time I realized it is my best place on earth, I love the climate, geography and people.”  Karin enjoys hiking, biking, swimming and fishing in her spare time with her family. Over her career, Karin has always worked in service to people. Most recently she worked many years in the counseling office at Reedsport High School. While there she completed a Master’s degree in Psychology online from Ashford University. Karin left the school setting when COVID swept through, but in her time away realized how much she missed the kids and team work. It really does take a village to raise a child and supporting families and children specifically is Karin’s passion.  Karin serves as a school based therapist at Waterfall’s North Bay Clinic.

Lori Shott, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Lori Shott was born and raised in the Coos Bay and North Bend area. She obtained her AAS in Nursing from the local community college, SOCC. Lori obtained her bachelor’s in Nursing at Chamberlain University, and her master’s in Nursing at Simmons University. As she worked in various roles in her field her mother became very ill, and despite being in the medical field, they still had a very hard time getting her the care she needed. This spurred her to go back to school to obtain her Family Nurse Practitioner degree. She eventually found her way to Waterfall Community Health Center upon a friend who was already part of this family. She is now our Family Nurse Practitioner and works as a provider in school-based health. She is the school-based Health Coordinator, and provides medical oversight for the Waterfall Immunization Program. Lori loves being outdoors, camping, rafting, and animals. She has several horses and goats on her property up the river.

Services

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

Screenings

Immunizations

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