Rogue Community Health Center

Rogue Community Health Center was initially founded in 1972 as the result of an extensive, grassroots, community-based effort, and exists today as an Oregon non-profit corporation, which enjoys IRS tax-exempt status.

The singular charitable mission of Community Health Center has remained relatively unchanged for over a quarter-century and that is to promote the health of low-income, working uninsured, and other vulnerable adults and children in Jackson County, Oregon.

Community Health Center serves:

  • Low-income, working poor families who do not enjoy the benefits of employer-sponsored health care insurance, yet who earn just enough to escape inclusion in the Oregon Health Plan (OHP);
  • Persons who are insured low-income and underinsured and thus unable to establish a permanent medical home with a provider;
  • Vulnerable individuals who present with other barriers to accessing health care, such as geographic isolation, personal beliefs, cultural and or linguistic needs and special case management needs.

The agency fulfills its mission by offering core services which consist of primary, preventative, and perinatal health care, and by offering such complimentary services as: prescription medication assistance; diagnostic medical laboratory services; and specialty services through 200 volunteer community physicians who participate in the VOLPACT program.

Community Health Center serves two distinct patient populations: those who live at or below 100% of the federal poverty index and who are enrolled in the publicly-funded Oregon Health Plan; and those who live between 101% and 200 % of the federal poverty index and who do not enjoy the benefits of employer-sponsored health care insurance.