Lane Health Clinic offers needed services

Lane Health Clinic offers needed services

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Kathy Faber performs a blood pressure test on Amanda Moore in the LCC Health Clinic.
August Frank
Kathy Faber performs a blood pressure test on Amanda Moore in the LCC Health  Clinic.August Frank

Kathy Faber performs a blood pressure test on Amanda Moore in the LCC Health Clinic.
August Frank

Daniel Roark
Reporter


Winter term has started and cold and flu season is in full swing. These and other ailments or injuries could befall anyone at any time. The Lane Health Clinic provides a broad range of health care services to Lane students and staff. All are welcome to come in for a free doctor’s visit.

Clinic staff, assisted by students on the work study program, treat patients for acute illnesses, colds and flu, chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and also for minor injuries. Preventive medical treatments such as immunizations, diabetes maintenance and family planning services, including pregnancy tests, are also available.

If services cannot be provided at the clinic, the staff provides information and referrals to outside community resources. The clinic accepts drop-ins, but prefers that patients make an appointment. Without an appointment, there is no guarantee that a patient can be seen.

Jayne Culberson, director of the clinic, holds a master’s degree in business and has provided rural health care in Oregon for almost 25 years. She has been with LCC since July, 2014. “LCC is committed to having this clinic because healthcare is directly related to student success,” Culberson said.

Kathy Faber, nurse practitioner at the clinic, has a masters degree in nursing. Previously, she worked in private practice in Eugene and joined LCC last January. “We like to meet each individual where they are at and work with them on their health concerns,” Faber said.

Student tuition fees, supplemented by a college fund, provide money for clinic services. The clinic accepts Oregon Health Plan and Trillium patients, but does not accept private insurance.

Parents of students can also benefit from the clinic’s services. “So far, it’s a very helpful resource for students making the transition to college,” Carol Baker, mother of a newly transferred freshman student, said.

The LCC clinic was founded in 1972 and has been in constant operation ever since. It is located in Building 18, room 101. For more detailed information go to
www.lanecc.edu/healthclinic.