Primary Care Specialty Services

Dr. Timothy Herrick, a family physician, is an expert in tropical diseases and in illness prevention. He leads the travel medicine program at OHSU’s South Waterfront clinic.
Dr. Timothy Herrick, a family physician, is an expert in tropical diseases and in illness prevention. He leads the travel medicine program at the OHSU Primary Care Clinic, South Waterfront.

OHSU primary care includes services for patients with specialized needs. You’ll find:

All OHSU primary care clinics offer addiction services to our patients. You can find help through two programs that treat alcohol and drug addiction.

Our Harm Reduction and Bridges to Care (HRBR, pronounced “harbor”) program is a quick, safe and confidential option. It is for people interested in taking medication to stop or limit their drug or alcohol use.

You don’t need an appointment to access the HRBR program. Our emergency department may refer you, or you can stop by our Marquam Hill internal medicine clinic from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

Services include:

  • Prescriptions for addiction-management medications such as buprenorphine (Suboxone or Subutex), naloxone (Narcan), naltrexone or acamprosate.
  • Screenings for HIV and Hepatitis C.
  • Access to peer recovery specialists.
  • Connections to long-term care for alcohol and drug use

To access care, walk in to the Primary Care Clinic, Marquam Hill, 4 to 7:30 p.m. weekdays.

Our medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program is a longer-term option. It brings together primary care providers, nurses and counselors to treat opioid addiction.

Services include:

  • Treatment plans tailored to your specific needs.
  • Team-based care from a primary care provider, nurse and counselor.
  • Buprenorphine medication to ease withdrawal and decrease cravings.
  • A nurse who works with you on managing your medications and getting refills.
  • Individual mental health counseling, group coaching and other support services.

For medication-assisted treatment for substance use, talk to your OHSU primary care provider. If you are not yet a primary care patient at OHSU, make an appointment with one of our primary care providers and let them know you are interested in MAT.

OHSU’s long-standing aviation medicine program ensures that the medical certification process goes smoothly for pilots.

Our aviation medicine experts, available at our South Waterfront and Scappoose clinics, aim for all patients to leave their appointments with medical certificates and completed documentation.

As family physicians, our providers have broad knowledge of medical care and disease management. They can address most health issues that could affect certification.

We offer:

  • A program led by Dr. Steven Wahls, a private pilot who has more than 20 years of experience providing medical exams for Oregon pilots.
  • First-, Second- and Third-Class medical exams that adhere to Federal Aviation Administration rules.
  • Consultation about medical issues that may affect certification.
  • Collaboration with your health care provider or specialists, if needed to expedite certification.
  • Advocacy for pilots whose medical conditions require added testing and documentation for the Aerospace Medical Certification Division.

To make an aviation medicine appointment, contact the Primary Care Clinic, South Waterfront, or the Primary Care Clinic, Scappoose.

OHSU’s primary care clinics offer behavioral health services to our patients.

What does that mean? Behavioral health focuses on how your lifestyle, physical health and mental health affect your well-being.

Dr. Anthony Cheng’s primary care practice includes an emphasis on integrative medicine, meaning he considers your mental health and lifestyle as part of your overall well-being. He sees patients at OHSU’s South Waterfront clinic.
Dr. Anthony Cheng’s primary care practice includes an emphasis on holistic medicine, meaning he considers your mental health and lifestyle as part of your overall well-being. He sees patients at the OHSU Primary Care Clinic, South Waterfront.

We provide behavioral health care along with preventive care to help you meet your wellness goals. Often, you’ll be able to see a specialist back-to-back with your primary care appointment.

Our providers take a team-based approach and have special training in trauma-informed care.

We can help you:

  • Change your eating and exercise habits
  • Manage stress
  • Improve sleep
  • Foster healthy relationships
  • Identify mental health concerns such as anxiety or depression
  • Address tobacco and alcohol use

When you need additional support, we can connect you with a mental health counselor or community program for individual or group therapy.

Our behavioral health services are available only to OHSU primary care patients. If you are interested in behavioral health, talk with your primary care provider. 

OHSU’s primary care teams participate in health fairs, get involved with local charities, and supports other activities to help our community live well.

Each community’s needs are different. That’s why each of our clinics has an advisory board made up of patients who let us know how we can best help.

For example, our Benson High Wellness Center provides primary care for students, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.

In another joint effort with the community, our Gabriel Park location serves as a breast milk donation site to help babies in need get the benefit of pasteurized human milk. The clinic also offers discounted bike helmets and expert helmet fittings.

All our clinics:

  • Partner with local farms and the Oregon Food Bank to deliver fresh, healthy food to the patients who need it most.
  • Have money available to help patients who need transportation to appointments or to get prescriptions, groceries and other necessities.
  • Set aside books for children to take home.
  • Offer new or gently used coats, socks and other clothing items for people who need them, no questions asked. 

OHSU HIV services on Marquam Hill serves adults living with HIV, and people at risk of developing HIV.

Providers from pharmacy, nursing, medicine, social work and psychiatry work together. They combine their expertise to provide high-quality care that is free of stigma and that supports the diverse communities affected by HIV.

Services include:

  • Comprehensive HIV primary care, including gender-diverse care
  • Urgent care for established patients
  • On-site case management
  • HIV prevention with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening and treatment
  • Treatment of chronic hepatitis C
  • Addiction medicine
  • HIV services for immigrants and refugees
  • Mental health services, in-house and by referral to community agencies

To make an appointment with an HIV specialist, contact the HIV care team.

We provide primary care as part of OHSU’s Transgender Health Program. We can also connect you with a gender-affirming provider at OHSU, or help you find a knowledgeable non-OHSU provider in your community.

Our clinic offers:

  • Providers with expertise treating transgender and nonbinary patients
  • Dedicated times for gender-affirming primary care
  • Routine preventive care, including respectful screenings for anyone with a prostate or cervix, regardless of gender identity
  • Hormone therapy
  • Medical records that reflect your name, pronouns and gender identity
  • Safe, affirming restroom access

To learn more about transgender health at OHSU, contact the Transgender Health Program.

To make a primary care appointment, find a provider.

OHSU’s travel medicine clinics help you prevent illness when traveling abroad. Our travel medicine doctors, available at the South Waterfront and Gabriel Park clinics, provide information and services specific to your itinerary and health.

We recommend scheduling an appointment at least six weeks before your trip. That helps us make sure your vaccinations are up to date and that any additional immunizations are effective before you leave.

We offer:

  • Pre-travel vaccinations
  • Counseling on health risks associated with your itinerary (traveler’s diarrhea, malaria, altitude sickness, jet lag)
  • Medical advice during your trip via MyChart
  • On-site pharmacies for recommended medications
  • Post-travel consultations for trip-related illnesses

To make a travel medicine appointment, contact the Primary Care Clinic, South Waterfront, or the Primary Care Clinic, Gabriel Park.