Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
The University of Western States (UWS) is pleased to join Central City Concern (CCC) in the Henry Building at 315 SW 4th Avenue as it moves its long-standing West Burnside Clinic to this new site. The UWS clinic will share ground-floor space with CCC’s Recuperative Care Program, CCC housing staff, and staff from one of CCC’s Veterans’ programs. This newest location of the Health Centers of UWS is expected to open by the end of July.
“Our new health center will foster the University’s mission and vision by serving the health care needs of the downtown Portland community, particularly those affected by poverty and homelessness, and by providing our students with valuable opportunities to care for people in need”, said Dr. Joseph Pfeifer, UWS Vice President of Clinics. “Our affiliation with Central City Concern in this location will enhance our ability to provide care to the clients and patients served by its programs.”
The Health Centers of UWS provide health care services to their local communities and provide clinical experience for chiropractic and massage students. UWS has been serving uninsured and underinsured patients in downtown Portland, since 1987. Approximately 4,500 no-cost or low-cost treatments are provided each year.
“Sharing a space in this downtown location will be a great opportunity for synergy between our programs and the patients we serve,” said Recuperative Care Program Manager, Nic Granum. “We look forward to a great partnership with UWS.”
The University of Western States offers a variety of academic degrees and programs in the health and human sciences that provide students with a solid foundation for careers in integrated health care, and patients with state-of-the-art, evidence-based care.
Central City Concern’s mission is to provide comprehensive solutions to ending homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency. The 33-year-old nonprofit agency reaches approximately 13,000 people yearly with affording housing, health care and employment assistance. The Recuperative Care Program provides housing and post-hospitalization care to approximately 200 homeless or very low-income individuals each year.