The Pacific University Interprofessional Diabetes Clinic helps low-income and under-insured individuals manage their diabetes by bringing together healthcare providers from across the health professions to provide screening and care.
The clinic is open one Saturday each month on a referral-only basis. Referrals may be made by primary care physicians, community health centers, or others.
Over the course of two visits, patients see providers from at least six areas, including optometry, dental hygiene, occupational and physical therapy, mental health, pharmacy, and medical services.
Providers collaborate to develop comprehensive management plans for each patient, and a bilingual patient care coordinator works closely with patients to help schedule appointments, answer questions, and communicate with the patient’s primary care physician and other providers.
Students, staff and faculty from several of Pacific’s health professions and optometry programs volunteer at the clinic to provide patient care across fields. Services include:
- Dental Hygiene
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Physician Assistant Studies
- Psychology/Mental Health
Clinics are held in Creighton Hall at Pacific University’s Hillsboro Campus
222 SE 8th Ave.
Appointments at the Interprofessional Diabetes Clinic are by referral only.