12 agencies, groups receive Cascade Health Alliance grants in 2019

December 12, 2018

12 agencies, groups receive Cascade Health Alliance grants in 2019

At least 12 local groups, agencies and institutions are receiving grants from Cascade Health Alliance in 2019.

Cascade Health Alliance is a coordinated care organization, or CCO, that serves residents who are on the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) in Klamath County, in addition to Medicare members through ATRIO Health Plans.

The 12 recipients for the upcoming year include Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Klamath County, Klamath Basin Senior Citizens Center, Klamath Housing Authority, Friends of the Children, Lost River Community Center, Sanford’s Children’s Clinic, Chiloquin Elementary, Chiloquin Visions in Progress, Sage Community School, Pregnancy Hope Center and Skyline District Cross-Country Camps.

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Umpqua Health opens Newton Creek clinic

December 5, 2018

Umpqua Health opens Newton Creek clinic

Umpqua Health has opened their new Newton Creek clinic. The 25,000-square-foot facility currently has nine providers and 29 clinical staff members, with plans for an urgent care clinic and more personnel in the future. The clinic is offering care in pediatrics, primary care and behavioral health.

Kat Cooper, manager of community outreach and communications for Umpqua Health, said it’s a big step for Douglas County in trying to get more providers to come to the area.

“The fact that we have this beautiful new facility to bring providers in kind of cements our commitment to the community. And it’s not just for OHP patients, but it’s for everyone who needs help to access care, and that’s what we’re here for,” she said.

And for those who have had a hard time finding a primary care physician, the doctors will be taking new patients.

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