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CAHOOTS Recognized in annual Eugene Weekly "Best Of" Edition: In Eugene Weekly's Best of 2020 edition, CAHOOTS was recognized as the best non-profit and best service for the homeless. Ebony Morgan, program coordinator and RN won best healthcare worker. Learn more...

Thank you Eugene, we are humbled as ever. Let’s keep our hearts open and these vans rolling. 🚐🕊
White Bird Medical Clinic has partnered with Kaiser Permanente to develop a safe, COVID-19 screening and testing center for Lane County’s unhoused population: The facility's negative pressure rooms will allow White Bird clinicians to safely isolate and diagnose patients with symptoms of any respiratorily transmitted disease — not only COVID-19, but diseases such as tuberculosis, seasonal influenza and streptococcus. Learn more or Donate Now
Community Education Spotlight

Protecting One Another: When to Engage Public Safety: Our new, hour and a half interactive and skill-based workshop from White Bird Clinic. It gives context for the current conversation about policing, goes over community caregiver basics, how to access scene safety, and how to determine whether to call for emergency services, non-emergency services/ CAHOOTS, or de-escalate and address the situation directly. Learn more...

4 Things to Do Before You Die: Amy May from Counseling facilitated a four-week workshop leading participants through exploring thoughts and feelings around death & dying, discussing how and when one accepts death as a natural part of life, identifying supportive ways to initiate conversations with loved ones and medical providers about end of life care preferences, and planning for what you can, including naming a health care representative and completing advance directives. It was a great success and Amy plans to provide more workshop opportunities in the near future.

Crisis De-escalation Training: At White Bird, we follow a client-centered model and believe that each person deserves respect for his or her process. Our de-escalation training provides an overview of assessment and intervention skills so that a lay-person can maintain personal safety and recognize when someone might need help. Learn more...

Program Updates
Dental Clinic: We cannot accept new patients at this time due to a doctor shortage. We will still be scheduling emergency visits and will also schedule treatment for our patients of record. Please call us at 541-344-8302 to be triaged for care. Services provided include: filling, crowns, endodontics, extractions, periodonture, bridges, prophylaxis, application of fluoride and sealants and oral health education.
Medical Clinic: White Bird Clinic, PeaceHealth, Catholic Community Services, and the Family Resource Center/City of Cottage Grove collaborated to provide 200 free flu vaccinations in the communities of Eugene, Cottage Grove and Springfield during the month of October with 3 times the number of vaccinations given out in Cottage Grove to the Latinx & MAM communities compared to 2019.
Mental Health Counseling: We are accepting new counseling clients for adults on Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) as well as homeless individuals or those at risk of becoming homeless. If you are interested in receiving Mental Health Counseling services, please click here to complete an online screening form.
Community Support

In Memory of Anthony Laveroni: Jose Soto-Gates, White Bird Clinic’s Fundraiser, was contacted by a group of students involved with Greek life on the UO campus wanted to raise money for White Bird in memory of their dear friend, Anthony Laveroni. Together, they created a fundraising page to support mental health services and invite contributions from the wider community and have raised nearly $5,000 so far!

United Way granted us a $10,000: White Bird received $5,000 from United Way to support our motel/hotel program for people without shelter in need of crisis housing and $5,000 to allow us to update and reprint our Little Help Book to distribute throughout the community with a special emphasis on wildfire impacted communities. We appreciate their continued support for area non-profits.

On #GivingTuesday, we raised $12,000 towards upgrading the clinic's capacity to offer screening, symptom monitoring, and coronavirus testing. We have reached 76% of our goal. Contributions towards this project can be made online here.

Thanks to ongoing support from Open Eugene, our Little Help Book is now online! You can take a look at the beta version here. Developer Arthur Smid and his team of volunteers have donated hundreds of hours towards this exciting project.

Dr. Bronner's donated 40 cases of hand sanitizer (2880 units) and 80 cases of 4oz liquid soap. We appreciate it!

Current Job Openings at White Bird Clinic
We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:
  • Chrysalis Office Support Staff: Provides reception and works with other office personnel to provide office support for the Chrysalis Behavioral Health Program. Learn more…
  • Crisis Team Clinical Supervisor: We are looking for an individual who will offer clinical supervisory needs to the crisis counselors on shift including monthly 1:1 clinical supervision. This position will offer 10 hours per week, a portion of that will be for on-call duties for the crisis team. On-call hours are negotiable. Learn more…
  • Back Office RN: This position is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the medical clinic’s back office including triage of unscheduled patients or potential patients, nurse visits, completing medical records, rooming patients, orienting volunteer RNs, completing referrals and diagnostics ordered by a physician, and assisting the physician with treatment-oriented needs as requested. Learn more…
  • Community Health Assistant (6-Month Temporary Position): The qualified applicant will be versed in managing a diverse group of clients while supporting them to access and participate in telehealth appointments, Covid-19 testing & walk-in patient care. Learn more…
  • Community Health Nurse (6-month Temporary Position): This Nurse is a member of the White Bird Community Health Team. The qualified nurse will have experience supervising staff and providing nursing care to patients with acute and chronic conditions at the White Bird Medical Clinic and other community partner sites. Learn more…
  • LCSW – Medical/Behavioral Health Integration: This position is responsible to operate in a consultative role within our primary care team; provide recommendations regarding behavioral interventions to the referring primary care providers; and conduct brief interventions with referred patients on behalf of the referring primary care provider (PCP). Learn more…
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP): This position operates as a part of the medical clinic’s Behavioral Health Team as the team’s onsite prescriber. The PMHNP is responsible for providing psychiatric/mental health medication management services to our medical clinic’s patients and consulting with the other medical clinic providers regarding their patient’s behavioral health needs. Learn more…
  • RN Case Manager: This position is responsible for coordinating care with patients who are patients of the medical clinic, focusing on self-management and improvement of patients’ medical conditions in coordination with substance use disorder treatment plans. This will include face-to-face office visits for patients with chronic or acute conditions under Nursing Protocols and Standing Orders. Learn more…
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