Providing excellent and caring health care in partnership with patients and families!

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Are you accepting new patients?

A:  Yes! We are accepting a limited number of new patients with private insurance.

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

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.