Wellness Center

La Pine CHC Wellness Center: Coming in 2024!

We are thrilled to be expanding the La Pine Community Health Center campus in downtown La Pine!  As a non-profit organization, it is important that we retain as little debt as possible, and we know that through the support of our community, grants and government funding, we can accomplish our goal of zero debt on this beautiful wellness center that will bring new and expanded services to the residents of La Pine and surrounding areas.

Every donation and pledge is appreciated and vital to this project, no matter the size. We cannot do this without YOU!

Your donations are tax deductible and you will be provided with a receipt.  If you would like to donate online, complete the form below and follow the prompts.  If you would prefer to donate via check or money order, please mail to La Pine Community Health Center, Attn: Courtney Ignazzitto, PO Box 3300, La Pine, OR 97739.  Checks and money orders should be made payable to La Pine Community Health Center with “Wellness Center” in the memo line.

 

               

 

 

Background and Community Need

La Pine Community Health Center (LCHC), a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) formed in 2009, provides patient-centered, comprehensive, affordable primary medical, behavioral/mental health and ancillary (outreach) care to individuals in South Deschutes, Northern Klamath and Northwestern Lake Counties, with an emphasis on disadvantaged and medically under-served residents. Our services include prevention, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness, chronic disease management, referrals, and follow-up for specialty diagnostic treatment.

The challenges and barriers that the residents of our service area commonly face, such as access to affordable primary and specialty health care, transportation to and from appointments, mental health issues and chronic, complex medical conditions have been exacerbated by direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The need for local access to a variety of health care services continues to increase, but LCHC is out of space at the La Pine site.  Unlike in larger metropolitan areas, telehealth is not an option that will meet this great need because many of the patients in our service area face connectivity issues.  Other services must be done on-site such as imaging and dental.  The fact is, if we are going to effectively meet the growing needs of the people in the communities we serve, we must add space.

 

La Pine CHC Wellness Center

The construction of a three story, 27,000 square foot building is slated to begin next Spring, 2023, at 51601 Bluewood Avenue in La Pine—the property adjacent to LCHC’s existing building on Huntington Road.  This will give LCHC the additional space needed so that the organization can develop dental services provided by LCHC, and provide space for collaborations with other organizations to increase capacity for Behavioral Health services and provide imaging such as CT scans, ultrasounds, and mammograms.  The new building will also allow LCHC to add more primary care providers to the team, increasing the number of patients that may be provided with medical care, and give additional space to house the growth of the support team.

 

Project Budget and Capital Campaign

The La Pine CHC Wellness Center project is estimated at $10,000,000 and is expected to be complete by Spring 2024.  We have secured support from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Oregon State Legislature, and have funding requests pending with Congress and Deschutes County.

We have opportunities for individuals, businesses, and foundations to support this effort through financial gifts of any size.  Our goal is to complete this project with zero debt, reducing the impact on LCHC’s operating budget, allowing funds to be fully utilized for patient care and resources.

 

 

Capital Campaign Contact Information:

Courtney Ignazzitto
Executive Support & Communications Manager
541-876-2135

Allan Flood
Grant Writer
541-876-2135 ext 1702

Kathy DeBone
Capital Campaign Committee
541-771-2498

Bea Hatler
Capital Campaign Committee
541-788-2274

Need An Appointment?

We are here to serve you! Call (541) 536-3435 to make an appointment or ask any questions.

 

Walk-In Clinic

Need medical care for a minor illness or injury but can’t wait for an appointment? Visit our
Walk-In Clinic in La Pine.

Monday-Friday 8am–6pm After Hours Phone Number (541) 536-3435

 

Some examples of common walk-in conditions: sore throat, ear infection, minor cuts or burns, muscle strains and cold or flu symptoms.