Shelby Sebens

Clinic for the Uninsured Sees Surge in High Needs Patients

Southwest Community Health Center considers additional service hours/fee for service.

A community-sponsored health clinic that serves the uninsured in Hillsboro and Portland is busting at the seams with low-income patients who have complex medical needs.

Prescription Drug Increases Outpace other Health Expenses

But some researchers argue impact overstated as drugs make up smaller portion of overall costs.

While prescription costs continue rising faster than other healthcare expenses, some in the research industry contend that since drugs comprise a smaller portion of the overall cost, their impact has been overstated.

Two Primary Care Clinics Open in Lane County

Trillium Community Health Plans provides grants to better serve Medicaid members

Trillium Community Health Plans provided nearly $2 million in grants to open two primary care clinics last month in Lane County enabling more doctors to treat the growing Medicaid population.

Housecall Providers Add Palliative Care Service

This new service meets the needs of patients who don’t qualify for hospice.

Housecall Providers, which provides in-home care to vulnerable people in the community, has expanded its services to include palliative care for those who need extra support but might not qualify for hospice.

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