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We are stronger together. That simple belief underlines the Outback Strong initiative, which would not be possible without community partners dedicated to creating a healthy, strong Lake County.


Partners

Advantage Dental

Advantage Dental aims to give rural Oregonians access to dental care and provide affordable, effective dental insurance. Advantage Dental serves many Oregon Health Plan clients and is actively involved in promoting oral health throughout the state. For more information about Advantage Dental’s role in encouraging oral health in Lake County children, contact hygienist Melinda Bentley at (541) 516-6928, email her at melindab@advantagedental.com, or visit the website.

 

Lake County Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP)

CHIP seeks to help Lake County residents live healthier lives by providing programs that encourage wellness. CHIP also doubles as the county’s local community advisory council (LCAC). Each LCAC’s primary charge is to advocate for preventive care practices; to oversee and collaborate with community partners on a community health needs assessment; and to develop, implement, and report on a community health improvement plan.

CHIP is housed at Lake Health District, 700 South J St., Lakeview. For more information, contact CHIP coordinator Arvinder Singh at (541) 947-2114 ext. 198, email him at asingh@lakehealthdistrict.org, or visit the website.

 

Lake County Public Health

Public Health’s mission is to build a healthy community through prevention and education. Public Health offers several programs to meet this aim, including family planning; maternal and child health; Women, Infants and Children (WIC); immunizations; vital statistics; communicable disease prevention and surveillance; tobacco prevention; and environmental health.

Public Health is located at 100 North D St. Suite 100, Lakeview. For more information, contact executive director Beth Hadley at (541) 947-6045, email her at bhadley@co.lake.or.us, or visit the website.

 

Lake County School District 7

Lake County School District serves about 750 students from the southern half of Lake County. There are three elementary schools — Union, Fremont, and A.D. Hay — as well as Daly Middle School and Lakeview High School. The district office is located at 1341 S. First St., Lakeview. For more information, contact superintendent Will Cahill at (541) 947-3347, email him at cahillw@lakeview.k12.or.us, or visit the website.

 

Lake District Wellness Center

The Wellness Center, a Lake Health District department, is the countywide mental health provider. The Wellness Center offers mental and behavioral health services, including drug and alcohol counseling, individual counseling for all ages, group counseling, crisis intervention, and more. The Wellness Center is located at 215 North G St., Lakeview. For more information, contact executive director Trace Wonser at (541) 947-6021, email her at twonser@lakehealthdistrict.org, or visit the website.

 

Lake District Wellness Center—Prevention

Prevention is about more than merely discouraging negative behaviors. Rather, it encourages Lake County residents to embrace a lifestyle of health and wellness through targeted strategies and interventions, including youth leadership groups, teaching strategies to cope with chronic pain, and yoga. For more information, contact Prevention coordinator Francie Winters at 215 North G St., call her at (541) 947-2114 ext. 441, email her at fwinters@lakehealthdistrict.org, or visit the website.

 

La Pine Community Health Center-Christmas Valley

La Pine Community Health Center has five clinics in central Oregon, including in Christmas Valley. The health center provides primary care services, including diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care for a variety of conditions and diseases. The Christmas Valley clinic is at 87520 Bay Road, Christmas Valley. For more information, contact Cathy Pike at (541) 576-2343 ext. 1507 or visit the website.

 

Lake Health Clinic

Lake Health Clinic has eight providers offering a full range of healthcare services to the community. Services include urgent care, intermediate care, and routine family practice. The clinic is at 700 South J St., Lakeview. For more information, call (541) 947-3366 or visit the website.

 

Lake Health District

Lake Health District operates a 25-bed acute care Critical Access Hospital, a home health and hospice agency, outpatient clinic services in two states, a durable medical equipment outlet, and mental health services for all of Lake County. The health district also has an established community benefit effort consisting of programs, services, or activities that promote health and healing as a response to an identified community need. Lake Health District and Lake District Hospital are at 700 South J St., Lakeview. For more information, call the health district at (541) 947-2114 or visit the website.

 

Oregon State University Lake County Extension Service

The OSU Extension Service provides research-based, educational programs for children and adults throughout Oregon. In Lake County, those programs focus on agriculture, family and community health, and 4-H youth development. The extension office is at 103 South E St., Lakeview. For more information, contact extension agent Jamie Davis at (541) 947-6054, email her at jamie.davis@oregonstate.edu, or visit the website.

 

Warner Mountain Medical Clinic

Warner Mountain Medical has two providers offering a full range of healthcare services, including urgent care, intermediate care, and routine family practice. The clinic is at 620 South J St., Lakeview. For more information, contact clinic director Dala Pardue at (541) 947-2331 or email her at dalap@warnermountainmedical.org.