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Moderna Vaccine Clinic at Talent Elementary School

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TALENT, ORE. (Apr. 27, 2021) — On Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rogue Community Health and Phoenix-Talent Schools will offer a Moderna vaccine clinic for Hispanic community members 18 and older.

The clinic will take place in the Talent Elementary School gym, located at 307 Wagner Creek Rd, and pre-registration is required.

“Our goal is to provide vaccine access in a place that is familiar and comfortable for our students’ families, and the entire community in Phoenix and Talent,” says Jake Patoski, Phoenix-Talent Schools Communications Specialist.

To register, participants can visit roguecommunityhealth.org/vacuna, call 541-773-3863 or visit the Mutual Aid Center located at the Shops at Exit 24. SO Health-E will have bilingual staff there assisting with registration from 12-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays leading up to the event.

The vaccine will be offered at no cost. Participants who have insurance need to bring their insurance card. All participants need to bring a form of identification.

Once registered, participants will receive a text message or a call with their appointment time, based on their selected preference. Participants can park at Talent Elementary School, Talent Middle School or nearby street parking.

For Spanish language information about the vaccine, visit vacunatesurdeoregon.org, created by a coalition of local nonprofits and health organizations aiming to ensure equitable access to vaccine information.

About Rogue Community Health (RCH)

Rogue Community Health is a nonprofit community health center that serves nearly 15,000 patients in the Rogue Valley, regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Services include medical care, dental care, behavioral health, integrative health, pharmacy, pediatrics, school-based health centers and community resource assistance. Their mission is to “improve health, especially for the most vulnerable, in partnership with our community.”

About Phoenix-Talent Schools

Phoenix-Talent School District #4 educates a diverse population of over 2,300 students across three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. With specialized programs like Two-Way Immersion and the Outdoor Discovery Program, an outstanding special education team, and an equity policy that guides our approach, the primary commitment of Phoenix-Talent Schools is to provide a supportive structure for students to be successful.

Moderna Vaccine Clinic at White Mountain Middle School

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WHITE CITY, ORE. (Apr. 20, 2021) — On Saturday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rogue Community Health (RCH) will offer a Moderna vaccine clinic for anyone 18 and older at White Mountain Middle School, located at 550 Wilson Way in White City.

Pre-registration is required and can be completed at roguecommunityhealth.org/vaccine.

“We want to make the vaccine available at places that are familiar and comfortable for people,” says Ceci Robe, RCH School Health Program Director.

The vaccine will be offered at no cost. Participants who have insurance need to bring their insurance card. All participants need to bring a form of identification.

Rogue Community Health operates School-Based Health Centers at six schools in Jackson County, including White Mountain Middle School, Eagle Point High School, Table Rock Elementary, Ashland High School, Butte Falls Charter School and Prospect Charter School.

RCH previously partnered with Eagle Point School District and Jackson County Health & Human Services to offer a March 13 clinic at White Mountain Middle School that resulted in 134 vaccinations.

About Rogue Community Health (RCH)

Rogue Community Health is a nonprofit community health center that serves nearly 15,000 patients in the Rogue Valley, regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Services include medical care, dental care, behavioral health, integrative health, pharmacy, pediatrics, school-based health centers and community resource assistance. Their mission is to “improve health, especially for the most vulnerable, in partnership with our community.”

Rogue Community Health to Offer Butte Falls Vaccine Clinic for Anyone 45 and Older

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BUTTE FALLS, ORE. (Apr. 7, 2021) — On Thursday, April 15, from 1 to 5 p.m., Rogue Community Health (RCH) will offer a vaccine clinic at the Butte Falls Health Center at 722 Laurel Ave. for anyone 45 years and older.

Pre-registration is required and can be completed on phone or computer at roguecommunityhealth.org/vaccine or by calling 541-773-3863.

“We want to ensure our rural community has access to the vaccine,” says Butte Falls Clinic Manager Brandon Faber. “It’s important for people to have availability near them at a location they trust.”

The COVID-19 vaccine administered will be the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which has been proven to be 85% protective against severe illness.

The vaccine will be offered at no cost to participants. Those who have insurance should bring their insurance card. All participants need to bring a form of identification.

Rogue Community Health has held two community vaccine events so far and also has been vaccinating their eligible patients. A March 13 event at White Mountain Middle School resulted in 134 vaccinations and an April 3 event for farm workers, held at Fry Family Farm, resulted in 235 vaccinations.

Anyone with questions about the April 15 clinic should call 541-826-5853. In addition to registration forms in English and Spanish, event flyers are also available for download at roguecommunityhealth.org/vaccine.

About Rogue Community Health (RCH)

Rogue Community Health is a nonprofit community health center that serves nearly 15,000 patients in the Rogue Valley, regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Services include medical care, dental care, behavioral health, integrative health, pharmacy, pediatrics, school-based health centers and community resource assistance. Their mission is to “improve health, especially for the most vulnerable, in partnership with our community.”

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Rogue Community Health to Offer Free Event on Health Equity

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Artair Rogers, California Program Director for Health Leads, will present on “Steps & Tools Toward Racial Health Equity”

MEDFORD, ORE. (Oct. 29, 2020) — Thursday, Nov. 5, from 12 to 1 p.m., Rogue Community Health (RCH) will offer a free, educational virtual event for the community.

The Rogue Community Health Virtual Celebration will feature keynote speaker Artair Rogers, California Program Director for Health Leads, presenting on “Steps & Tools Toward Racial Health Equity.”

The event will also include an annual report by CEO William North, RCH patient stories, and live drawings for prizes donated by local businesses.

Funds raised will support RCH Community Health Workers, who help Jackson County’s most vulnerable populations gain access to healthcare services, food, shelter, education and other essential resources.

Anyone can register for free at roguecommunityhealth.org/events. To donate, visit roguecommunityhealth.org/give or text GIVERCH to 44321.

This event is supported by local sponsors whose generous contributions enable RCH to produce the event and also go toward funding Community Health Workers.

Presenting Sponsor: JB Steel, Inc.
Platinum Sponsor: Jackson Care Connect
Gold Sponsors: KOBI-TV NBC5, Nonstop Wellness, Lithia 4 Kids
Silver Sponsors: Retina Care Center, Avista, JH & Associates, Umpqua Bank, Prime Care, Oregon Pacific Bank, Mark & Peggy Chirgwin, Rogue Valley Manor, Rosebud Media, Burkhart Dental Supply, PacificSource Health Plans
Bronze Sponsors: Scrub Hub, Ashland Insurance, People’s Bank, AIG Retirement Services, U.S. Bank, Medford Fabrication, KDP Certified Public Accountants, Office Tech

Donated prizes for the live drawings during the event include a one-night stay in a deluxe jacuzzi room at Green Springs Inn & Cabins, two nights at any BookStayHop property, a grill from Lowe’s Home Improvement and two $50 Escape Tanning & Salon certificates.

About Rogue Community Health (RCH)

Rogue Community Health is a nonprofit community health center that serves nearly 15,000 patients in the Rogue Valley, regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Services include medical care, dental care, behavioral health, integrative health, pharmacy, pediatrics, school-based health centers and community resource navigation.

Mission: “We improve health, especially for the most vulnerable, in partnership with our community.”

 RCH Clinic Locations:
Ashland — 99 Central Ave.
Butte Falls — 722 Laurel Ave.
Medford — 19 Myrtle St.
Prospect — 280 Mill Creek Dr.
White City — 8385 Division Rd.

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Rogue Community Health Giving Away Free Cloth Masks & Sanitizer

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Rogue Community Health’s Aug. 24 mask giveaway event at the White City Grocery Outlet

MEDFORD, ORE. (Oct. 15, 2020) — This Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rogue Community Health (RCH) will be giving away one thousand free cloth masks and hand sanitizers, while supplies last, at the following locations:

  • White City Grocery Outlet at 7571 Highway 62
  • Sherm’s Thunderbird at 2347 W. Main St.

Providing quality masks and hand sanitizer for protection against COVID-19 is a part of fulfilling the RCH mission “to improve health, especially for the most vulnerable, in partnership with our community.”

Masks are double-layered with an interior filter pocket, metal nose frame and adjustable straps. They fit adults and most children above the age of five. The hand sanitizer has more than 60% alcohol, as recommended by the CDC.

In addition, any Jackson County resident can enter to win a $250 Visa gift card by filling out a brief questionnaire at roguecommunityhealth.org/maskup before Oct. 31 (available in English and Spanish). The questionnaire offers the option to learn more about COVID-19 testing and how to access support available for those who are quarantining due to COVID-19.

Rogue Community Health previously held a giveaway event in August where 455 cloth masks and hand sanitizers were given away in Ashland, Butte Falls, Medford, Prospect and White City — all locations where RCH has nonprofit community health centers. The giveaways have been funded by an Oregon Health Authority grant awarded for COVID-19 education and outreach.

About Rogue Community Health (RCH)

Rogue Community Health is a nonprofit community health center that serves nearly 15,000 patients in the Rogue Valley, regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Services include medical care, dental care, behavioral health, integrative health, pharmacy, pediatrics, school-based health centers and community resource navigation.

Mission: “We improve health, especially for the most vulnerable, in partnership with our community.”

RCH Clinic Locations:

Ashland — 99 Central Ave.
Butte Falls — 722 Laurel Ave.
Medford — 19 Myrtle St.
Prospect — 280 Mill Creek Dr.
White City — 8385 Division Rd.

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Rogue Community Health Giving Away Free Cloth Masks

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Shanoa Ortiz, Rogue Community Health Patient Services Representative, wearing one of the masks available next week.

MEDFORD, ORE. (Aug. 20, 2020) — Next week, Aug. 24 – 28, from 4-6 p.m. each day, Rogue Community Health (RCH) will be giving away free cloth masks and hand sanitizer at select grocery store locations near its five health centers in Jackson County.

Locations and dates are as follows:

  • Monday, Aug. 24: White City Grocery Outlet at 7571 Highway 62
  • Tuesday, Aug. 25: Prospect Store at 500 Mill Creek Dr.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 26: Butte Falls General Store at 415 Broad St.
  • Thursday, Aug 27: Ashland Food Co-op at 237 N. 1st St.
  • Friday, Aug 28: Medford Grocery Outlet at 35 E. Stewart Ave.

Providing quality masks and hand sanitizer for protection against COVID-19 is a part of fulfilling the RCH mission “to improve health, especially for the most vulnerable, in partnership with our community.”

Masks are double-layered with an interior filter pocket, metal nose frame and adjustable straps. The hand sanitizer has more than 60% alcohol, as recommended by the CDC.

Rogue Community Health will also reward Jackson County mask wearers with entry into a drawing for a $250 Visa gift card.

Residents can enter onsite (at times and locations listed above) or online by following @roguecommunityhealth on Instagram and participating in the #MaskTag challenge. Complete contest rules are available at roguecommunityhealth.org/masktag.

 About Rogue Community Health

Rogue Community Health is a nonprofit, Federally Qualified Health Center that serves nearly 15,000 patients in the Rogue Valley, regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Services include medical care, dental care, behavioral health, integrative health, pharmacy, pediatrics, school-based health centers and community resource navigation.

Mission: “We improve health, especially for the most vulnerable, in partnership with our community.”

Rogue Community Health Center Locations:

Ashland — 99 Central Ave.
Butte Falls — 722 Laurel Ave.
Medford — 19 Myrtle St.
Prospect — 280 Mill Creek Dr.
White City — 8385 Division Rd.

School-Based Health Center Locations:
Ashland High School
Butte Falls Charter School
Eagle Point High School
Prospect Charter School
Table Rock Elementary School
White Mountain Middle School

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Rogue Dental Undergoes Renovation

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(MEDFORD, OR   May 6, 2020).    Rogue Community Health (RCH) was chosen as a recipient of a $300,000 grant in fall 2019 to renovate its dental clinic at 906 Royal Court in Medford.   The grant was part of an over $85 million award to 298 health centers by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) in 2019 to expand oral health service capacity through new infrastructure enhancements.

Renovation is scheduled to begin on May 11, 2020, to modernize and improve the clinical delivery systems of the existing facility on Royal Court.  The remodel provides installation of new dental and radiology equipment, exam chairs and furnishings that will not only increase patient capacity, but will also streamline patient and staff flow.

“We have been planning the renovation since the grant award was announced last fall and we are very excited to finally get started,” said dental director Jeffrey Jacob, DMD.   “Now that there are new guidelines for reopening, we can gradually integrate the reopening with the renovation project so that safety continues to be the highest priority for our patients and employees.”

On April 30, the Oregon Health Authority released new guidance to resume non-emergency procedures for dental offices.  As a result, Rogue dental clinic began scheduling appointments on May 4 for patients that were previously cancelled during initial COVID-19 restrictions.  According to guidelines, clinics must practice social distancing and limit their service capacity to 50%.  Patients with an active infection and urgent dental needs or who were previously scheduled treatment for advanced dental disease will have priority.   Exams, routine x-rays, and hygiene appointments will be available in the next phase of opening.

Nearly 3,000 people in Jackson County benefit from the dental services provided by Rogue Community Health.  RCH accepts Medicaid (OHP, which includes Capital Dental and MODA ODS) as well as many private insurances and offers discounted fees for those unable to afford dental care.

Patients seeking dental care should call 541-500-0959 for more information or an appointment.

Virtual Visit Increases Access to Health Services

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(MEDFORD, OR, March 24, 2020) — Rogue Community Health announced that it has launched Virtual Visit, a telemedicine solution that allows patients to receive diagnosis and treatment for common medical conditions from a Rogue Community Health provider using a smart phone, tablet or computer via video connection.

“We have moved quickly to launch Virtual Visit to help our patients safeguard their health and minimize
exposure to the Coronavirus as they are limiting their excursions under the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Policy,” said William North, CEO for Rogue Community Health. “Patients are able to see a health care provider from the comfort of their own home and maintain their health during these difficult times.”

Rogue’s Virtual Visit can treat for common, non-acute medical conditions. Virtual Visit also includes the capability to provide behavioral health services and other social supports over Rogue’s virtual network. Rogue’s Virtual Visits are available from 8am to 6pm, Monday through Friday and 8am to 4pm on Saturday. Anyone experiencing a medical emergency should seek appropriate emergency medical assistance by calling 911.

Virtual Visit provides several benefits for patients:

  • Greater ease accessing preventive health care services
  • Easy steps to getting your Rogue prescriptions refilled
  • Reduction in time and transportation costs
  • Safety and peace of mind while practicing social distancing

For current patients of Rogue Community Health, simply log into your MyChart account at: www.roguecommunityhealth.org to schedule a Virtual Visit today. If you are new to Rogue Community Health, there are just a few steps required to begin receiving services. Please contact us at 541-773-3863 to get started.

Virtual Visit uses Zoom, a web-based video conferencing service, to host MyChart virtual visits. We will bill your insurance for you and a generous sliding fee scale is available for those income qualified. Zoom offers HIPAA compliant multi-layer security and PHI (Protected Health Information) is protected. Zoom does not store any information that is transmitted.

To schedule a MyChart Virtual Visit, please call 541-773-3863.

Rogue Challenge Referral System

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(MEDFORD, OR 7/24/19). In partnership with six other community-based nonprofit organizations, Rogue Community Health (Rogue) launched a collaborative in 2016 known as the “Rogue Challenge.”   Its purpose was to help community members access resources and to reduce the complexity of varying eligibility requirements among multiple organizations.  Today, the Rogue Challenge has eight participating partners and proudly boasts that 82 percent of its referrals for member appointments are completed.

Rogue Challenge partners include the Eagle Point School District, YMCA of Medford, Grants Pass School District, Siskiyou Community Health Center, OnTrack Rogue Valley, Family Nurturing Center, Southern Oregon GoodWill, Southern Oregon Head Start and Rogue Community Health. Utilizing Lifespan software, the Rogue Challenge is leveraging technology in a closed-loop system known as the “Community Hub” to track member referrals among its partners to address both medical and social determinants needs.  While the Community Hub is still in its early stages of development, the participating organizations are already seeing benefits from adoption of the model.

In the Eagle Point School District, School Care Coordinator and Rogue Community Health employee, Nikki Day, is busy connecting students with resources. “I have about 50 students, and their families, identified to benefit from the Community Hub referral system,” said Day.  “And I am in the process of contacting parents/guardians of students in the Eagle Point School District to gain consent to assist and coordinate resources to support each individual, as needed.”

There are many barriers people face when accessing healthcare: geographic (where they live), transportation, cost, service and provider shortages.  Rural residents typically have a significant disadvantage to receiving healthcare services.  “It is important to bring awareness to families in the community so that they know support is available,” adds Day.  Once Day has a signed consent to help a student, she determines the resources that are needed and begins the referral process using Lifespan software.  One of the benefits of the closed-loop referral system is that it does not require follow-up because the Lifespan software allows for shared communication and notification that the referral has been received and that the initial appointment is complete.

“I want to be a safe person for students to talk with and to make sure they get the services they need,” states Day. “I have always wanted to work with youth; I feel the greatest impact can be made during these early years, and that is what really instills change.”

By creating a system where individuals, families and service providers all feel a greater sense of belonging, and people are better equipped to access the resources they need to thrive.

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