Coast Community Health Center was established in 2009 in Bandon, Oregon, as Bandon Community Health Center.
The health center was formed as a non-profit rural health center by 65 vested community member volunteers committed to the mission of providing an efficient, friendly and caring environment for the delivery of high quality, affordable primary health care services for all residents of Bandon and the surrounding areas.
The health center’s first clinic opened in 2010. Between 2014 and 2015, the organization adopted the name Coast Community Health Center, moved to its present, larger facility in Bandon and opened the Port Orford outreach office.
The move and name change reflect the organization’s growth and the need for expanded health services to more Southern Oregon Coast residents. As one of two Federally Qualified Health Centers in Coos and Curry counties, Coast Community Health Center serves as a safety net for patients in need of care.
Community involvement is the key to our health center’s ability to provide high quality primary health care for all. Many of our founding volunteers have served as board directors and committee members. Our professional partnerships include medical professionals, as well as governmental and health and human services agencies throughout the state.
The Southern Oregon Coast is a place where people love to live, work and play. Our commitment to supporting individual health and wellness is our contribution to a stable, productive region. We serve residents throughout the south coast, with special outreach to Bandon, Langlois, Sixes, Port Orford, and Agness.
Our location-based outreach programs include services in the Bandon and Port Orford school districts. Port Orford Outreach office staff provide health and human services resources, including health insurance enrollment.
Since 2010, Coast Community Health center has grown from six employees to more than 20 family-wage jobs with benefits.
We have developed jobs that allow local people to discover new careers in the health care field, some of which are non-traditional health care jobs that make a tremendous difference in the lives of our community members. –Linda Maxon, Executive Director
The organization, and our staff, have been recognized for their commitment by public and private support.
Coast Community Health Center has benefitted from awards and grants by private donors including the Ford Family Foundation award; gifts from the Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Keiser Fund, Oregon Community Foundation; Mildred E. and Harvey S. Mudd Foundation; and Meyer Memorial Trust Foundation award. Publicly funded grants include HRSA Health Center Planning Grant award and Oregon Health Authority insurance enrollment assistance grants.
Coast Community Health Center extends a warm thank you for the countless dollars and in-kind contributions offered by individual donors.
In 2013, the health center partnered with the Port Orford/Langlois schools to provide outreach services to families in the 2CJ school district at the Pacific High School Pirate Wellness Center.
Also in 2013, the health center earned Federally Qualified Health Center status. And Executive Director Linda Maxon was the 2014 Oregon Primary Care Association Growth Award recipient for outstanding contribution to the state’s network of community health centers for her facilitation of the competitive federal application.
Coast Community Health Center was recognized, in 2016, as a Patient-Centered Primary Care Home by the Oregon Health Authority. The PCPCH program is part of the state’s effort to fulfill a vision for better health, better care and lower costs for all Oregonians.
Coast Community Health Center is a private, not for profit Oregon corporation governed by a volunteer board of directors. Our board directors are residents of Coos and Curry counties, with a diverse set of education and professional experiences. All have chosen to serve on the Coast Community Health Center board to take an active role in shaping the direction of the health center and the progress of health care in our region.
Visit our press archive to read more about Coast Community Health Center’s development.
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