Category: News

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

Family Health Associates’ Expansion

Family Health Associates is expanding into Umatilla, OR

 

 

Hours will be:

 

FHA UMATILLA CLINIC OPENING

Family Health Associates will be opening another clinic in Umatilla this fall.

This will be done in conjunction with the Umatilla Hospital Taxing District Board. We will be moving into the building owned by the Board and will be replacing Jennifer Armstrong at that location. It is located behind the Mobil gas station/Subway in Umatilla. 

FHA Umatilla Clinic will open its doors on November 15, 2018. Hours will be 7:45 am to 5:15 pm Monday thru Friday. The clinic will be closed for lunch from 12 noon to 12:30 pm. Call FHA at (541) 567-6434 for an appointment.

 The address is: 

1890 7th Street

Umatilla, OR  97882

FLU SHOTS

Flu Shots Are in!

Walk-in or call to get yours today at Family Health Associates!

(541) 567-6434 | FHAHermiston.com | 600 NW 11st Suite E15,  Hermiston, OR

Dr Earl partnership Recognition

FHA is pleased to recognize Dr. Earl’s partnership in the following:

 

Oregon was one of 10 states recently awarded a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Partnership Mentor Grant through the Administration for Community Living (ACL).  The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (http://cbirt.org), University of Oregon, will serve as the lead state agency for the three-year grant.  The goal is to create and strengthen a system of services and supports that maximizes the independence, well-being, and health of people with traumatic brain injuries across the lifespan, their family members, and their support networks. For more information, please visit: https://www.acl.gov/news-and-events/acl-blog/new-grants-announced-traumatic-brain-injury-state-partnership-program