OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond

Mission: To provide high quality, comprehensive health care services for the community of Southeast Portland, especially its vulnerable residents, while teaching healthcare professionals.


Location: The OHSU Richmond Clinic is located at 3930 SE Division in Portland

Across the Willamette River from “The Hill” or main OHSU campus. It sits in southeast Portland, surrounded by an economically diverse neighborhood, lively business districts, and the expansive wooded parks of nearby Mt. Tabor.


Time from OHSU:15 minutes by car across the Ross Island Bridge from OHSU to Richmond. Some residents bike to Richmond or live in nearby neighborhoods.


Physical Plant:

Richmond was built from the ground up in the summer of 1995, and was designed as a community family medicine residency training center. Features include:

Over 16,000 square feet

28 exam rooms – expanding to 28 exam rooms by 2006

1 procedure room

1 casting room

Onsite radiology

Onsite pharmacy (340B pricing)

Shared faculty and administrative offices

Large staff lounge with lunch room and showers

Conference room

3 dictating/work areas with OHSU networked computers

1 resident/precepting office with networked computers

Resident work area and lounge


Patient Demographics

Richmond patients reflect the economic diversity of the surrounding neighborhoods. Richmond has become a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look Alike in August 2004, allowing it to care for a larger number of uninsured, Medicaid and Medicare patients from its service area which comprises a population of 40,000. The population is especially culturally diverse, from southeast Portland’s Russian, Latino, Chinese and Southeast Asian immigrant populations. As is true of all OHSU family medicine practices, our patients range from the newborn to the elderly.


Clinical Resources

Richmond has tools that a community family physician would require in his or her practice, including sigmoidoscope, colposcope, tympanometer and very functional procedure rooms. Patient blood samples are sent by courier to the OHSU lab results are returned through OHSU’s clinical computer network. Plain film x-ray is on-site.

Specialty clinics include ENT, cardiology, Pain Clinic, Orthopedics, Psychiatry


Faculty Mix

12 MD faculty (Medical Director is also Associate Residency Director)

4 mid-level providers (FNP, PA)

2.5 LCSW/PsyD Behavioral Health Team

Community physicians who assist with precepting


Aspects to Consider

As a Federally Qualified Health Center Look Alike Richmond has access to underserved patients

Distance from the main campus keeps us rooted in our community, but at the expense of travel time.

Clinic Activities

Frequent Potluck lunches to socialize with staff.

Local Southwest Community Health Center free clinic involvement