Lincoln Community Health Center
Lincoln Community Health Center (LCHC) is a community-based, patient-directed organization providing a full array of quality health care services to Lincoln County community members of all ages.Link to page
Lincoln Community Health Center is a quality, affordable source of primary care for patients of all ages.Link to page
Patient Rights & ResponsibilitiesLink to page
School Based Health Centers
The School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) are health clinics located in four Lincoln County high schools (Newport, Taft, Toledo, and Waldport) that provide easy access to healthcare for all Lincoln County students, Kindergarten through 12th grade.Link to page
- What are the School Based Health Centers?
The School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) are health clinics located in four Lincoln County high schools (Newport, Taft, Toledo, and Waldport) that provide easy access to healthcare for all Lincoln County students, Kindergarten through 12th grade. Lincoln County's SBHCs are staffed by trained, licensed professionals deeply committed to serving the health care needs of young people.
- What Services are Provided?
- Routine medical office visits for chronic or acute health needs
- Physical exams
- Treatment of minor injuries
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse screening, assessment, and treatment
- Vision, hearing and dental screenings
- Health education and wellness promotion
- Referrals for specialty health care services
- Limited dental services via voucher program with dental professionals
- Oregon Health Plan eligibility screening and sign up
- Family planning education, risk assessment, counseling and methods
- Translation services are available at no cost
- Who Can Receive SBHC Services?
All Lincoln County K-12 students, including Lincoln County School District onsite pre-school and homeschooled students, are eligible to receive care.
According to Oregon Law, students aged 15 and over may access all medical services for themselves. Oregon State law also permits youth aged 14 and older to seek mental health and alcohol and drug services without parental permission. Students under age 15 must have signed parental permission to receive medical services, except for those services defined by Oregon Law which allow students of any age to receive care for sexually transmitted diseases and birth control information and services.
- Are appointments needed?
Appointments are accepted, and walk-ins are also welcome.
- What do services cost?
Services are based on Fee for Service, subject to ability to pay. Most insurance carriers are accepted. No one will be turned away for inability to pay and donations are always appreciated.
- Who is on staff?
Lincoln Community School Based Health Centers provide licensed professional providers such as Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Community Health Nurses, and Mental Health Therapists. Certified Medical Assistants provide support and assistance. Medical oversight is provided by the Medical Director of the Lincoln Community Health Center.
- Who will see the student's medical records?
Health center services are private and confidential. Health center records will not become part of a student's school record and information cannot be shared with school personnel without written consent.
All services are confidential, however, if it is felt that a student is in danger of hurting themselves or others, or if abuse of any kind is suspected staff are required by law to report this information. Animal bites and certain communicable diseases must also be reported.
- How do I access care when school is not in session?
During summer break and non-school days, appointments are available at Lincoln Community Health Center locations in Newport, Waldport and Lincoln City. After graduation, students may continue care at Lincoln Community Health Centers. Call 541-265-4947 for an appointment.