Merkley, Wyden Announce $18 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Oregon Health Centers; Tillamook County Community Health Centers, Rinehart Clinic Receive over $500,000 each

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EDITOR’S NOTE:  Tillamook County health centers will receive over $1 million from this funding, see information below.

 Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced that the federal department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $18 million in funding for health centers all across Oregon.

The funding—provided through the American Rescue Plan, which Merkley and Wyden helped to pass last spring—comes as Oregon is facing its most difficult COVID-19 surge yet, fueled by the Delta variant. Health centers will use this funding to help pay for new needs brought on by the pandemic, including constructing new facilities, renovating and expanding existing facilities, and purchasing new equipment—including telehealth technology, mobile medical vans, and freezers for vaccine storage.

“Oregon’s health care providers are working valiantly on the front lines of this pandemic, and they are dealing with more patients than ever before as Delta surges across the state,” said Merkley. “This funding couldn’t have come at a more critical time to help expand capacity in our health clinics as we fight the fourth wave of the pandemic. Health centers are also key community hubs for vaccines and testing, and I encourage every eligible Oregonian to protect themselves and their loved ones by getting vaccinated if they haven’t already.”

“Health care providers and the Oregonians counting on them for care need these resources to provide treatment during this public health crisis for the latest wave of cases as well as to provide vaccinations and tests,” Wyden said. “I’m glad these American Rescue Plan resources are headed to every nook and cranny of our state. And as chair of the Senate Finance Committee, I’ll keep battling for similar funds to support the health care heroes working long hours throughout Oregon to keep people safe.”

The funding will be awarded to the following 28 health centers and local governments in Oregon:

Organization City State Amount
ADAPT ROSEBURG OR $556,034
ASHER COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER FOSSIL OR $511,869
BANDON COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER BANDON OR $529,106
BENTON COUNTY CORVALLIS OR $614,972
CENTRAL CITY CONCERN PORTLAND OR $601,332
CLACKAMAS, COUNTY OF OREGON CITY OR $700,134
COLUMBIA RIVER COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES BOARDMAN OR $546,992
COUNTY OF LANE EUGENE OR $846,346
LA CLINICA DEL VALLE FAMILY HEALTH CARE CENTER, INC. MEDFORD OR $773,768
LAPINE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER LA PINE OR $582,841
LINCOLN, COUNTY OF NEWPORT OR $556,045
MOSAICMEDICAL PRINEVILLE OR $749,260
MULTNOMAH, COUNTY OF PORTLAND OR $1,183,848
NATIVE AMERICAN REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION INC PORTLAND OR $556,232
NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTER PORTLAND OR $688,980
NORTHWEST HUMAN SERVICES, INC. SALEM OR $636,587
ONE COMMUNITY HEALTH HOOD RIVER OR $636,356
OUTSIDE IN PORTLAND OR $558,817
RINEHART MEDICAL CLINIC WHEELER OR $512,012
ROGUE COMMUNITY HEALTH MEDFORD OR $635,933
SISKIYOU COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC. GRANTS PASS OR $686,538
TILLAMOOK COUNTY TILLAMOOK OR $549,467
UMPQUA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC. ROSEBURG OR $661,700
VIRGINIA GARCIA MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER HILLSBORO OR $1,067,170
WALLACE MEDICAL CONCERN, THE PORTLAND OR $558,146
WATERFALL CLINIC INCORPORATED NORTH BEND OR $545,001
WHITE BIRD CLINIC EUGENE OR $575,724
WINDING WATERS MEDICAL CLINIC ENTERPRISE OR $549,709