Neighborhood Health Center
hosts teen health expo
Washington County Public Health and the Neighborhood Health Center will host a Teen Health Expo from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, in the parking lot of the Hillsboro clinic location, 266 W. Main St., just down the street from the Tuesday Night Market. Now in its second year, the event will include free food, games, information on teen health and the opportunity to visit the walk-in clinic.
Neighborhood Health Center is a contracted health care provider with Washington County Public Health that provides family planning and reproductive health care services three days per week. Since May 2016, the center has offered a walk-in clinic for individuals ages 24 and younger from 3 to 7 p.m. each Tuesday at the Hillsboro location.
Confidential services include family planning, reproductive health, birth control, pregnancy tests, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, information about sexual health and referrals to other services.
With funding from the Oregon Health Authority Reproductive Health Program, Washington County Public Health and Neighborhood Health Center have worked together to develop an education room where youth who come to the walk-in clinic can feel safe and comfortable.
The Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club Youth Advisory Council played a key role in the design of the room, which is outfitted with games, lava lamps, snacks and reading materials.
"We want youth to see this clinic as a place not only to access reproductive health services, but also as a safe space to talk with our reproductive health program educator about topics that might feel difficult or uncomfortable," said Jessica Nye, Washington County's reproductive health coordinator.
Neighborhood Health Center also provides primary and dental care at 18650 N.W. Cornell Road in the Tanasbourne area. For more information about Neighborhood Health Center, call 503-941-3016. To learn more about the Teen Health Expo, call Vikki Villarreal at 503-846-2815.
to give away books
Beaverton Education Association, the local arm of the National Education Association, will be giving away free gently used children's books at the Beaverton Farmers Market this Saturday, Aug. 5.
The association will have a booth set up from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the market, 12375 S.W. Fifth St., Beaverton.