About Us

Alsea Rural Health Clinic and NHSCNHSC

The Alsea Rural Health Clinic is an approved National Health Service Corps site (NHSC). NHSC approved sites are health care facilities that provide primary health care to populations residing in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA). Our clinic is part of a very established and valued community of clinics and providers who are dedicated to caring for patients in need and improving the health of the communities they serve across the United States.

Alsea Rural Health Clinic serves all patients regardless of their ability to pay. Services are never denied regardless of:

  • Race
  • Disability
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation
  • National Origin

Alsea Rural Health Care promises:

To serve all patients; no one will be denied access to services because of their inability to pay
To offer discounted fees to patients who qualify
To accept insurance including:

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)/Healthy Kids

Discounts for essential services are offered depending upon family size and income.

The Alsea Clinic is an independent federally designated Rural Health Clinic (RHC). The federal agency, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reimburses more favorably to RHC’s to increase rural patient’s access to primary care services. With the RHC designation comes certain requirements and responsibilities for the Alsea Clinic.

Alsea Rural Health Clinic is required to:

  • be staffed by a mid-level provider (in our case, a nurse practitioner)
  • be supervised by a physician (in our case, doctors from Philomath Family Medicine)
  • provide out-patient primary care services
  • provide basic laboratory services