and steroid injections, among numerous
others. There are also grief counseling, cancer
support groups and other non-medical services
available to patients and their loved ones.
Providence Portland has about 3, 160
employees—including more than 1, 200
medical staff members—and 483 licensed
beds. According to 2012 data, the hospital
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 Willa-
mette Falls Medical Center is a nonprofit
hospital that uses some of the most inno-
vative 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
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 Port-
land 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 Urgent Care Portland
AFC Urgent Care of Portland is a provider
of urgent care, primary care and other easily
accessible medical care at clinics throughout
the Portland area. The clinics accept more
than 70 different insurance plans, charging
an average 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.
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,