La Clinica is helping patients live their healthiest lives possible through a wellness approach to care offered across our community health centers.
In addition to quality medical and dental services, patients have access to complementary services such as physical therapy and acupuncture and wellness coaches who work as part of care teams and are available to help patients make choices to set their lives on healthy paths. We offer a variety of classes, from mindfulness to healthy eating to Zumba.
Many of these services are centered at La Clinica Wellness Center, 730 Biddle Road, Medford, where we’ve incorporated a community kitchen and exercise and meeting space into a medical office. Classes are available to all La Clinica patients.
OUR WELLNESS CLASSES AND GROUPS
Improve your health through water exercise. This ongoing class at the Rogue Valley Family YMCA, 522 W. Sixth St., Medford, is available at no cost to La Clinica patients. Classes are held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. Sign up in advance by calling the Birch Grove Health Center care team at 541-618-1380 and asking for Margie Rodriguez.
Achieve a healthier, calmer, more balanced life, and learn postures with an emphasis on focus in the present. Cost is $2 to drop in or $10 for a 10-class punch card. Information: 541-494-3820.
Easy Movement to Ease Pain
Stretch, relax, and learn to strengthen your body in yoga and gentle movement classes appropriate for varying abilities. Cost is $2 to drop in or $10 for a 10-class punch card. To sign up or for more information: 541-494-3820
Have fun and move to music while exercising. Cost is $2 to drop in or $10 for a 10-class punch card. To sign up or for more information: 541-494-3820.
Walking for Wellness
Learn to train for a 5-kilometer walk or run in this group that meets seasonally before races. A medical provider leads the group, and insurance co-pays and income-based sliding scales apply. Information: 541-494-3820.
Get your hands dirty and learn about food that comes from a garden in this seasonal class offered at the raised vegetable beds outside West Medford Health Center. Patients who take part learn gardening basics and take home some of what the garden produces. Classes are free, open to all patients, and meet weekly March-April at West Medford Health Center. Sign up in advance. For information, call West Medford Health Center’s care team at 541-618-1328.
Achieve and maintain a healthy weight with this weekly group facilitated by a family physician at our Wellness Center. Income-based sliding scales and insurance co-pays apply. To register or for details: 541-494-3820.
A family nurse practitioner teaches about foods you can use to help lower blood sugars, decrease blood pressure, and increase energy. Income-based sliding scales and insurance co-pays apply. Information: 541-494-3820.
Learn about a new topic each month, and learn to cook recipes related to the month’s topic. These classes are free to all patients and are held in English and Spanish. Classes are held on the third Wednesday of the month at La Clinica Wellness Center. For more information or to sign up: Call the Women’s Health Center care team at 541-690-3500 and ask for Ana Maria.
Diabetes and You
Learn how to best take care of your type 2 diabetes, including: how to eat well; how to use medication, including insulin; how to check blood sugar; how to keep your body healthy mentally and physically. As part of this class, you will receive tokens to spend at the farmer’s market. This class is free to all patients. Find out when the next series starts: Call Central Point Health Center’s care team at 541-690-3600.
Living Well With Chronic Conditions and Living Well with Chronic Pain
This six-week series is about how to live a healthy life. Classes follow a curriculum from the Stanford University School of Medicine and are free to all patients. Classes are held throughout the year at a variety of La Clinica sites. For more information or to register, call the living well coordinator at Rogue Valley Council of Government at 541-864-9611.
This six- to eight-week series focuses on learning and practicing mindfulness exercises to learn to handle anxiety, chronic pain, stress, and more. These relaxing sessions are free and open to all La Clinica patients. Patients who have completed a six-week session will be eligible to take part in an ongoing monthly group. To sign up or for information, call West Medford Health Center’s care team at 541-618-1328 or La Clinica Wellness Center’s care team at 541-494-3820.
Quality of Life
Learn physical, emotional, social, and spiritual strategies for living with chronic pain in this monthly meeting. Emphasis is on meditation, mindfulness, and creative problem solving to bring joy and belonging into lives. Monthly prescriptions can be filled before and after meetings. This class is free and open to all patients. For information, call 541-690-3600.
Strength in Numbers
Strength in Numbers is a weekly support group that encourages patients to increase their knowledge about health and life skills. Patients experiencing depression, anxiety, chronic pain, unmanaged diabetes, and/or loneliness learn stress management tools and coping strategies. The group, which is free and open to all patients, is offered at Central Point Health Center. For information, call the Central Point care team at 541-690-3600.
True wellness is a complete state of social, mental, and physical well-being and not the merely absence of disease. La Clinica partners with patients to help them live their healthiest, happiest lives possible — enhancing strengths, acknowledging barriers, and offering services that support overall well-being.