Author: Family Health Associates

New Provider Coming Soon!

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Stanger will be joining the FHA family soon this year. He started his medical career as an EMT prior to going to nursing school. He graduated from OSHU with his bachelor’s degree prior to starting at Good Shepherd where he worked in the ER for 16 years. During the last few years, he completed his master’s in nursing through Maryville University. Joe loves spending time with his children and grandchildren, and battles with wanting to spend time outdoors and being a hermit and nerd.

Get Your Flu Shot Today!

It’s that time of the year again! We will be offering flu shots starting September 11th. Walk in or schedule an appointment to get your Flu shot!

Vaccinated EOCCO Members Eligible for $200 Amazon Gift Card

EOCCO members who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine after Oct. 1, 2021 have an opportunity to apply for a $200 Amazon gift card. Members who received the vaccine before Oct. 1 can also enter into a raffle for a gift card.

Members who received their first vaccine on or after Oct. 1:

The first 200 EOCCO members to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose on or after Oct. 1 2021 and fill out our online form at the bottom of this page will receive a $200 Amazon gift card.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Call your doctor or visit the Get Vaccinated Oregon website ( to find a vaccine site near you.
  2. Let us know when you’ve received your first COVID-19 vaccine dose by filling out the form linked below. You can also call us at 888-788-9821 (TTY users, call 711) to give this information.
  3. Wait for an email from EOCCO confirming that you can receive a gift card.
  4. Look for your Amazon gift card in the mail or in your email inbox.

For more information about the vaccine, please visit EOCCO encourages all members to get their second dose if they received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

Members who received their first vaccine before Oct. 1 2021:

Members who received their first COVID vaccine prior Oct. 1 will be automatically entered into a raffle for a $200 Amazon gift card.  Winners will be randomly selected and contacted via phone on Dec. 1, 2021. Those selected must respond within 48 hours of being notified in order to receive their gift card.

For more information or to fill out the Vaccine Incentive Form, visit

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on April 17

The Family Health Associations COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic with Moderna doses is open to everyone 18 and older. Walk-ins are welcome or call ahead at 541-567-6434.

  • When: Saturday, April 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Where: Umatilla High School, 1400 7th St.
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: 541-567-6434

COVID-19 Vaccine Available at FHA Clinics

Family Health Associates clinics in Hermiston and Umatilla have doses of the COVID-19 vaccine available for patients who are eligible. Call 541-567-6434 to schedule an appointment.

Hermiston – Tuesdays-Fridays – Moderna Vaccine – Appointment Needed

Umatilla – Thursdays – Moderna Vaccine – Appointment Needed

Eligibility in Oregon is Phase 1B, Group 7:

  • People 16 and older with underlying health condition
  • Frontline workers
  • Teachers and education staff
  • Health care workers
  • First responders
  • Long-term care residents and staff
  • People who work in correctional facilities

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Happy New Year!

The Family Health Associates offices will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 31 at 3 p.m. and all day Friday, Jan. 1 to celebrate the New Year holiday.

Rapid COVID-19 tests available at Hermiston and Umatilla Clinics

Family Health Associates now has rapid COVID-19 tests at our Hermiston and Umatilla clinics for patients experiencing symptoms, including:

• Fever or chills
• Cough
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Fatigue
• Muscle, body, or headaches
• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, call us at 541-567-6434 to schedule a testing appointment.

COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives in Oregon

Dear Family Health Associates Patients,

As you have likely heard, last week the Food and Drug Administration approved emergency use of the first COVID-19 vaccine. In the near future, it is anticipated that they will approve use of several additional vaccines. At this time, the vaccine is approved for the use in patients 16 years of age and older. The state of Oregon received 30,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week, and expects to receive a total of 100,000 doses by the end of the month, with more coming in the future.

Because the initial supply is very limited, the Centers for Disease Control and the Oregon Health Authority are directing that first doses be given to certain, high risk individuals. Hopefully by spring widespread use of the vaccine will be available.

The providers at FHA encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated when the opportunity arises. We feel that the COVID-19 vaccine is a significant tool that can help save lives and end the pandemic. As a practice, we have petitioned the State of Oregon for the ability to offer the vaccine through both of our clinics and will keep you updated as it becomes more available.

We understand that there are a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, and respect that whether or not to be vaccinated is a personal and family decision. Please let us know if you have specific questions, or visit one of these sites for more information:

FDA COVID-19 vaccine information

CDC COVID-19 vaccine information

In the meantime, we ask that you continue to do your part to limit the impact of COVID-19 in our community by wearing a mask when appropriate, regularly washing your hands and by socially distancing.

Thank you for doing your part, and thank you for allowing us to care for you and your families. If you have any questions about the vaccine, need to arrange for COVID-19 testing or have other medical needs, please let us know. Our staff is happy to do what they can to help. We can be reached at (541) 567-6434.

We wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

– Family Health Associates Providers and Staff

New Doctor Coming August 2020!

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Johansing, DO will be joining us August 2020. He received his undergraduate degree from Gonzaga University, he completed a masters at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and completed medical school at Pacific Northwest University. He attended Kadlec family medicine residency in Richland Washington. He enjoys the broad and relational nature of family medicine. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids as well as enjoying the outdoors. He loves hiking, backpacking, and his latest outdoor endeavor is kite surfing.Patrick Johansing, DO