South Waterfront

OHSU Family Medicine at South Waterfront, located in the Center for Health and Healing

Mission: Dedicated to Care - Meeting Your Needs While Exceeding Your Expectations

CHHLocation: Located in the Center for Health & Healing at the OHSU campus on the South Waterfront.

Time from OHSU: 3 minutes by aerial tram

Physical Plant:

  • Opened in October 2006 on the 9th floor of the OHSU’s Center for Health and Healing
  • Connected to the main OHSU campus by an aerial tram
  • Comprehensive electronic health record
  • 28 exam rooms plus a procedure room, a therapy/counseling room, and a phlebotomy room
  • Radiology and pharmacy in the building
  • Multiple other patient services in the building including physical therapy and many specialists

Patient Demographics

  • About 38,000 patient visits per year [4000 per month, about 200 per day]
  • A significant number of non-English speaking patients may require the use of an interpreter (Vietnamese, Cambodian, Chinese, Laotian, Spanish)
  • 60% of all patients are female - 40% are male - 15% are female <18 yrs - 16% are male <18 yrs
  • We often serve as primary care physicians for patients with unusual or complicated diseases who see one or more specialists at OHSU
  • Many OHSU employees choose us as for their primary care needs
  • We provide maternity and child care services to White Shield, a residential facility for pregnant teens
  • Many of our patients have been cared for in the practice by residents for many years and are accepting of resident physicians

Clinical Resources: 

  • Geriatrician, pediatrician and specialists including podiatrist, sports medicine, aviation medicine and travel medicine
  • First trimester abortions done in the clinic-open to all residents including those based at our other clinical sites
  • Behavioral science faculty on site
  • Psychiatry consultation on site
  • Integrative medicine services, including acupuncture
  • Group visits including diabetes and dialectical behavioral therapy

Faculty Mix:

  • 23 MD faculty (Medical Director is also Associate Residency Director)
  • 1 FNP faculty
  • 1 LCSW therapist
  • 3 PAs
  • 2 Acupuncturists

Aspects to Consider:

  • Large number of OHSU employee patients (including MDs, RNs, CMAs, administrative staff, maintenance staff, and their families)
  • Significant number of non-English speaking patients
  • Residents’ parking is a available either at the clinic site or a tram ride away on the main OHSU campus; there is a fee for this parking access
  • Serve a varied mix of patients including a commercially insured and long standing indigent population in the Tri-county area around Portland
  • Patients come from diverse neighborhoods
  • Serve many individuals from the immigrant community in Portland