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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Are you accepting new patients?

A:  We are currently keeping a waiting list for patients with private insurance, and will likely not see many new patients until next fall, but may see some over the summer if there are current patient cancellations.

- We always accept new babies!  We typically accept infants < 6 months of age regardless of insurance type.

If you are on the wait list and have an urgent issue, please be sure to let us know, and we will do what we can to accommodate you. 

We are also accepting some new patients at the YC SBHC site as well, see that page for further information.

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept new adult patients with Oregon Health Plan or Medicare at this time as our panels are full, and our office policy prevents treatment for chronic pain management with narcotics or other scheduled substances.


Q: I normally see Jacqui, Lisa, or Noelle. Do I have to see the other(s)?

A: No, you can see your primary care for all regular appointments: exceptions may be if 1) there is a procedure (such as joint injections, nail removals, skin biopsies, IUD placements, contraceptive insert placements, etc.) that one doesn't complete, 2) if you are in a hurry to be seen and there is an opening in only one schedule that fits your schedule, or 3) if your primary care provider is not available.

Q: What is a nurse practitioner?

A: We love nurse practitioners and prefer to see them!  Why?  They are clinical experts who practice independently, sharing many of the same job functions as medical doctors, physician assistants, and naturopaths in that they diagnose and treat acute and chronic health conditions, but they usually have an added, patient focused emphasis on holistic care and disease prevention. 


For more information, check out our Nurse Practitioners page.