April 20, 2013 – Nine years ago, the Multnomah County Health Department's Southeast Health Center – situated at the intersection of Southeast Powell and 34th Avenue – fell prey to a series of drastic cuts to county-funded services – keeping dental care services but sending patients elsewhere for county services.
Now it's back.
November 29, 2012 -- A new set of draft recommendations would make HIV tests as routine as blood sugar screenings or cholesterol tests – at least in theory. Earlier this month, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released draft recommendations that HIV testing become routine for everyone between the ages of 15 and 65 – regardless of whether they are considered high risk for infection.
March 26, 2012 -- Central City Concern and the Multnomah County Health Department have joined forces to open a safety net dental clinic in downtown Portland for the uninsured and people on the Oregon Health Plan. The clinic is expected to open this fall.The county runs several dental clinics on the inner east side and in Gresham, including a clinic on SE 44th and Powell, but none are close to the downtown area.