• 1010 First Street SE Bandon, Oregon 97411
  • Amy Brisson, Chief Financial Officer

    Amy joined Coast Community Health Center as chief financial officer in 2018. Amy graduated in 2008 with a degree in Accounting from Northern Illinois University. In Las Vegas, NV, and spent over five years working as an accounting manager in the Homeowner Association Management Industry. In 2014, Amy relocated to Vancouver, WA and joined a FQHC in Portland, OR as

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  • First Annual Coastal Health Ride for Life

    First Annual Coastal Health Ride for Life

    Coast Community Health Center’s first annual Ride for Life is September 15th from 7:30am-4:30 pm.  This cycling fundraiser offers three different ride options (25-, 44- or 61- miles) along one of the most enchanting stretches of the south coast, the Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway. Cruise along the Wild & Scenic Elk River, cranberry bogs,

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  • Sumptuous Summer Tomatoes

    Sumptuous Summer Tomatoes

    There’s nothing like a fresh slice of bright red summer tomato for your sandwich or salad. But did you know that tomatoes can also come in yellow, orange, green and even purple? Chlorophyll and carotenoids are responsible for the color of tomatoes, but they are also the compounds that contribute most to our health. Botanically,

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  • Now Offering Saturday Appointments!

    Now Offering Saturday Appointments!

    Now Open on Saturdays! Coast Community Health Center is excited to now be offering expanded hours with Saturday coverage! “You can receive the same great care we’ve always provided,” states Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Carla McKelvey, “…now on Saturdays!”. The clinic provides primary and preventative services at the Bandon location and has a caring staff

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  • Asparagus: Many Ways

    Asparagus: Many Ways

    When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to eat it! You can show your children or grandchildren how to prep asparagus. They can snap off the woody ends of asparagus, wash vegetables under cool running water, and season with salt and pepper and a little vegetable oil. Asparagus: Spears of Health Asparagus

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  • King of the Cruciferous: Broccoli

    King of the Cruciferous: Broccoli

    Snacks and finger foods with a kick! Kids love to eat these tiny “trees” with hummus in their lunch boxes and guests will enjoy how broccoli makes for easy finger food with dips or sauces. One serving is only ½ cup cooked which means you double your nutrients when you consume an average-sized portion of

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  • Cabbage: Health Benefits May Surprise You

    Cabbage: Health Benefits May Surprise You

    Did you know the USDA reports cabbage is the second most economical vegetable, (after potato), on your grocery list? With lots of beneficial vitamins and nutrients, you’ve got a munch-worthy veggie to bring to the table. Humble Head of Cabbage   Say hello to a most-underused vegetable with a list of health benefits that may

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  • Health center care team welcomes new professionals

    Health center care team welcomes new professionals

    The health care team at Coast Community Health Center welcomed a new nurse practitioner in January. Family Nurse Practitioner Randell Smith joins a primary care team dedicated to preventative care in support of each patient’s needs. “It’s rewarding, especially in rural health clinics, to be a resource and point person for primary health care. Developing

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  • Spinach: Top-Ranked Superfood

    Spinach: Top-Ranked Superfood

    Many foods have earned superfood status, which seems to change according to media hype. But spinach has consistently retained its top rank as the superfood to beat all others because it is so dense in nutrients and healthy compounds. Eating spinach daily is linked to lower risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer, three of

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  • Quinoa, the Ancient Grain

    Quinoa, the Ancient Grain

    Quinoa is an ancient grain first cultivated in Peru. It’s rich in B vitamins, folate, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc and
fiber and is especially high in vitamin E. Look for tan, red, brown and black varieties. Darker colors have richer, stronger flavors. Discovering the Ancient Grain, Quinoa   Most people think of grains as carbohydrates,

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