Community Health Centers of Lane County marks 20 years of service to Lane County

Community Health Centers of Lane County marks 20 years of service to Lane County
Posted on 02/29/2024

Community Health Centers of Lane County (CHCLC) is commemorating 20 years of providing patient-centered, quality health care services to some of the most vulnerable Lane County community members. The CHCLC began offering health care services to the Eugene-Springfield area on March 1, 2004 at two locations with a small team of employees. Since then, it has expanded to provide services at six clinic locations – with two more opening in 2024 – and a dedicated staff of more than 200. The clinics provide patient-centered preventative and primary care services, pediatrics, integrated behavioral health, and oral health services to nearly 30,000 people in Lane County. Clinic staff include bilingual medical providers, alternative care specialists, nurses, patient care coordinators, access specialists and front desk staff.


“Our CHCLC have provided a medical home to tens of thousands of individuals in Lane County, many of whom would otherwise go without basic healthcare,” said Lane County Health & Human Services Director Eve Gray. “By expanding access and improving the health of our 30,000 patients, we create a positive input to the overall health and well-being of our entire community.”


CHCLC has grown greatly over the last 20 years, and this is not the end. This year the CHCLC will open its first walk-in clinic in West Eugene and its first-ever rural clinic in Cottage Grove.


About Community Health Centers of Lane County


The CHCLC is a federally qualified health center that provides quality patient-centered care in six locations in the Eugene-Springfield area. It is a division of Lane County Health & Human Services.  The mission of the CHCLC is to improve the health and wellness of our community through access to affordable, comprehensive healthcare. The CHCLC takes a holistic approach to address the root causes of poor health such as poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, mental illness, lack of access to healthy food, and unemployment. The CHCLC is an essential part of the greater healthcare system in Lane County, collaborating with hospitals, local and state governments, social services, and business organizations to improve health outcomes for medically vulnerable people.


CHCLC has planned a number of activities to mark this important milestone. For more information, please visit:

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