PACS Dental and Wellness Center

PACS Dental and Wellness Center

We will be launching a low-cost Dental Clinic next month. Our goal is to provide comprehensive dental care to uninsured families below 200% of the federal poverty level. We committed to the journey of launching a Dental Clinic just over five years ago and are close to opening a clinic with state of the art equipment.  Please stay tuned to this space for updates.

While we are close to opening, we are asking our community to pray for three things.
  Staff and Volunteers: We are looking to build a team with a paid dental hygienist and office assistant (see job descriptions here).  We are also looking for dentist volunteers. This needs to be a matter of prayer. Deep prayer.

  Final Equipment Donations and Purchases: We are waiting to hear about a couple of dental equipment and large donation requests.  Pray that God will continue to provide even as we wait.

  Final Construction: One of the greatest challenges we face at this point in time is the challenge of coordinating a mix of professional contractors and volunteers who are working on the clinic.

 

Our History

Our PACS Health Center is a place where volunteer primary care providers have ministered to the needs of uninsured and low-income clients since 1993. Influenced by many factors, health care delivery models have changed through the years; regardless, the healthcare team at PACS Health Clinic has reached out to a wide variety of people from multiple cultures and language groups.

Over the course of its history, the clinic staff has touched many lives, and many positive outcomes have resulted-stories of early cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and infectious disease detection, referral and treatment. The PACS Health Clinic has become connected to the local community and is a member of the Coalition of Community Health Clinics (CCHC). The CCHC is a group of clinics dedicated to serving the health needs of the Portland Metro neighborhoods.

In 2018, we are revising our health clinic model to foster integration of dental health with primary care. During this planning stage, we will reduce our clinic delivery of primary care services. If you are in need of healthcare, please visit the CCHC website for a list of low-cost providers or call us and we can assist you in finding appropriate medical care to meet your needs. Contact our clinic Monday – Friday 9 am – 12 pm at (503) 252-4589.

Currently, we are not accepting donations of medications, and we do not dispose of sharps. Other Serviceable home medical equipment are accepted as donations to the PACS Thrift Stores