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.

OHSU Family Medicine at RichmondLocation: 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:

  • More than 16,000 square feet
  • 28 exam rooms – expanding to 30 exam rooms and five talking rooms by July 20156
  • 1 procedure room
  • 2 phlebotomy rooms
  • 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 became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look Alike in August 2004, and by June 2012 became a full grant-funded Community Health Center/FQHC (allowing it to care for a larger number of uninsured, Medicaid and Medicare patients from its service area which comprises a population of 75,000. 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. Digital x-ray is on-site. Level three Patient Centered Primary Care Medical home which includes integrated behavioral health team.

Specialty clinics include ENT, cardiology, Pain Clinic, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Podiatry, Sports Medicine, Integrated Movement Therapy and Acupuncture.

Faculty Mix

  • 14 MD faculty (Medical Director is also Associate Residency Director)
  • 9 mid-level providers (FNP, PA, PsyNP)
  • 3 LCSW/PsyD Behavioral Health Team
  • Community physicians who assist with precepting

Aspects to Consider

  • As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Richmond provides access to many 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