admitted about 21,350 people, while serving
more than 63,000 through its emergency
department. Its team and their patients also
benefit from the hundreds of community
members who volunteer their time at the
campus throughout the year.
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
9205 SW Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225
This large healthcare facility in southwest
Portland is well known for its specialty
centers, such as the Providence Heart and
Vascular Institute, the Center For Health
Care Ethics and the Brain and Spine Institute. It also has a widely respected maternity
services department—and according to
hospital officials, its team delivers about one
in every seven babies born in the state of
Oregon each year. In 2015, for instance, there
were more than 4, 100 infants born there.
Additionally, the hospital has a highly
advanced operating room facility for the treatment of brain tumors, including the region’s
only moveable intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging equipment. Providence St.
Vincent has 523 licensed beds and a medical
staff of about 1,800 healthcare professionals.
The hospital also served roughly 75,000 people
in its emergency department and performed
over 33,000 surgeries in 2015 alone.
Providence Willamette Falls
1500 Division Street, Oregon City, OR 97045
Established in 1954, Providence Willamette
Falls Medical Center is a nonprofit hospital
that uses some of the most innovative technologies in the healthcare field to best serve
patients dealing with a wide range of conditions and illnesses. The hospital’s accredited
acute care facility and experienced team of
more than 420 medical professionals deliver
outstanding care to the individuals and families of Clackamas County.
Among the services provided at the medical
center are ACL repair, cataract surgery, fall risk
assessments, hernia procedures, hip and knee
replacement, joint fusion, mammography,
radiology, pediatrics, prostatectomy, shoulder
replacement, thyroid surgery, ultrasounds and
many others. In addition, it has staff members
available for grief and family counseling.
335 SE 8th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Serving individuals and families in the
western suburbs of Portland, Tuality Healthcare is a comprehensive medical center that
aims to improve the overall health and wellbeing of the community members it serves.
Its services cover the areas of breast health,
cancer care, critical care, diagnostic imaging,
emergency care, endoscopy, infusion, nutrition, rehabilitation, childbirth, urgent care,
geriatric psychiatry and more.
The organization’s main campus in Hillsboro
features 167 beds and more than 300 physicians and healthcare professionals—and it’s
one of the region’s top employers with more
than 1, 200 workers in various roles. Tuality is
also affiliated with the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, also in Hillsboro, along
with the OHSU Cancer Center and the Pacific
University Health Professions Campus.
URGENT CARE OPTIONS
For individuals who have pressing medical
needs that are not life threatening and thus
do not quite justify an emergency room visit,
an urgent care clinic can be a better and less
expensive option. These clinics are growing in
popularity both in the Portland area and across
the country, as they allow access to quality care
in a quick and cost-effective manner. Urgent
care centers also tend to be open outside of the
hours of primary care offices.
The doctors at urgent care clinics commonly
treat issues like sprains and strains, small
wounds, fevers, influenza, skin infections,
urinary tract infections and dehydration,
along with providing diagnostic services like
lab tests and X-rays.
On the other hand, these clinics are not typically ideal for less-urgent needs, such as colds,
general aches and pains and routine exams.
For these matters, it’s probably best to consult
a primary care physician. After all, urgent care
staff members are unlikely to know you as
well as your usual provider.
Urgent care clinics are playing a role in
disrupting the healthcare industry and how
patients address serious medical issues without
turning to the emergency room. They offer
convenience and relatively affordable rates.
Because of this, there are numerous urgent
care locations in Portland and Vancouver—
and the number continues to grow.
AFC Doctors Express is an urgent care
provider with three locations in the region,
including two in Portland and one in Lake
Oswego. The clinic accepts more than 30
different in-network insurance providers,
charging a standard rate of $99 for an office
visit. Its services cover the areas of illnesses
and infections, simple lab testing and
screenings, fractures and sprains and minor
injuries and trauma. Sports physicals for
youth and a number of adult vaccines and
boosters, including those necessary for international travel, are also available.
In addition, Doctors Express offers some
prescriptions for non-chronic illnesses, and
common antibiotics are dispensed onsite. Its
team will not prescribe narcotics, however.
GoHealth Urgent Care, part of the Legacy
healthcare system, aims to provide simple
care to patients across the Portland area. It
currently has twelve locations in the region,
including Vancouver, Beaverton, Gresham,
Oregon City and Tigard. Its team of highly
skilled physicians and healthcare professionals
deliver a broad range of services, including
diagnostic X-rays, preventive care, lab and
screening services, sports injury care and
work-related injury care.
Patients can turn to GoHealth for a variety of
illnesses and conditions, including allergies,
asthmas, bronchitis, serious colds, rashes,
the flu, strep throat, stomachaches, viral
infections and more. The clinic also provides
top-level care for animal bites, lacerations,