The Mobile Health Center is stationed near Hawthorne Park to provide easily accessible care for people who are homeless and live along the Bear Creek Greenway during the COVID-19 pandemic.
La Clinica is making its mobile health center available to care for homeless people along the Bear Creek Greenway in Medford during the coronavirus pandemic.
The 40-foot clinic on wheels will be open in the parking lot behind the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St., near the Ninth Street pedestrian bridge, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays starting March 31.
La Clinica is part of a community effort to provide health care, food, and safe shelter to people who are homeless. Jackson County and other community partners have organized an effort to provide meals to people living along the greenway.
Updated April 4, 2020
For coronavirus concerns, call 541-535-6239.
La Clinica is committed to caring for the health and well-being of our patients, employees, and partners as the community, nation, and world address concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Here’s what we’d like you to know:
How are coronavirus concerns affecting La Clinica’s services?
Health center hours and services:
- Birch Grove Health Center: closed to walk-in traffic; care available by phone and video. Call 541-618-1380
- Central Point Health Center: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday; no dental services
- East Medford Dental Clinic: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (phones open at 8 a.m.); emergency care only
- Mobile Health Center: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; medical care only (call 541-512-3922 for location updates)
- Phoenix Health Center: operating on normal schedule
- School-based centers: closed to walk-in traffic, some services available by phone and video. Call 541-535-6239
- Wellness Center: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday
- West Medford Health Center: operating on normal schedule
- Women’s Health Center: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Thursday
Medical, mental health service: La Clinica continues to offer services including primary medical care, mental health care, and women’s specialty care. When possible, visits are being conducted by video or phone. For in-person visits, we ask you to avoid bringing others with you to the appointment when possible. Call us at 541-535-6239 with general questions about service.
Patients with cough and fever: We have opened a respiratory triage clinic for patients who have cough, fever, or related symptoms. This clinic is for our patients as well as anyone in the community who is uninsured or anyone who speaks Spanish only. Our medical staff assesses patients to determine who is eligible for COVID-19 testing, which is offered on site. Call us at 541-535-6239 to speak with a nurse to see if you should come in. Read more about how the clinic works here.
Dental service: To protect patients and staff, we have transitioned to emergency-only dental care, seeing patients and other community members at our East Medford Dental Clinic for pain, swelling, or trauma from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, with phone service starting at 8 a.m. Please call us at 541-512-3900 with questions about dental care.
Groups and classes: We have paused groups and classes that involve patients and look forward to welcoming patients back to these groups after this time of coronavirus concern.
Where can I find the latest information coronavirus information?
Please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s coronavirus page (use el botón Google Translate en la parte de abajo de la página para traducir al español).
How can I protect myself?
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to avoid spreading germs or viruses. View a video of proper handwashing techniques here (español). Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands. Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue rather than into your hands.
The CDC also recommends (español): working from home if possible, avoiding social gatherings of 10 people or more, avoiding eating at bars or restaurants (using drive-through, pickup, or delivery instead), and avoiding non-essential travel.
What are the symptoms of this illness?
Symptoms include mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Older people and people with existing health conditions are at higher risk for serious illness and should take extra precautions in public.
If I have these symptoms, when is it important for me to see my doctor?
Is it OK for me to come to La Clinica if I have these symptoms?
How is La Clinica working with others to protect our community?
La Clinica staff are part of regular planning for coronavirus response among local healthcare providers and county and state health officials. This role ensures that we can address questions and concerns accurately and in a timely way.
What role does the La Clinica Mobile Health Center play in this?
Right now, La Clinica’s Mobile Health Center staff are seeing patients at 510 E. Main St., near the Bear Creek Greenway. It has a role as part of Jackson County’s emergency process and could be called into service for coronavirus work depending on what’s needed.
Is La Clinica doing anything special to help homeless communities with this issue?
We are working with community partners to address the special vulnerabilities of people who are experiencing homelessness. La Clinica’s Mobile Health Center staff is available for this population.
La Clinica CEO Brenda Johnson will give a free luncheon presentation at noon, Thursday, Jan. 23, in the ballroom at Inn at the Commons, 200 N. Riverside Ave., Medford, about how the organization continuously evolves to provide exceptional care for everyone who needs it.
She will talk about how La Clinica creates excellence through innovation and highlight the next steps in mapping out a strategy to serve the community’s needs. In her presentation, she will share tools and processes for managing change, nurturing collaboration, and embracing new ideas.
The presentation is free and lunch is included.
See the full news release.