Greetings from Seaside

Greetings from Seaside

New convenient care location brings quality care closer to home

By Felicia Struve, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

The CMH Medical Group & Urgent Care – Seaside aims to take the headache out of health care. The Seaside location is Columbia Memorial Hospital’s newest venture — following the CMH Primary Care – Astoria and the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative. 

“I have two school-aged children, so I know what a hassle it is to run here and there for doctors’ appointments, tests and prescriptions,” says Medical Group Director Jeanette Schacher. “Our vision is to provide convenient, whole-person care.”

One-stop shop

CMH Medical Group & Urgent Care – Seaside is conveniently located on U.S. Highway 101 in the Seaside Outlet Mall and will be open seven days a week. It consolidates a wide variety of services in one location, including urgent care, specialty care, lab and imaging services, and a new CMH Community Pharmacy, which offers prescription delivery throughout Seaside.

The medical team is made up of several Seaside-based providers and rotating specialists. They are supported by other professionals who work with you to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. 

Whole-person care

Sometimes life gets in the way of us being our healthiest selves. Whether the hurdles you face are large or small, our caregivers are committed to helping you gather the tools you need to overcome them.

The Seaside health center is CMH’s first to have a community resource desk. Caregivers at the resource desk will be experts on programs and services available in the community, says Allison Whisenhunt, manager of Care Management at CMH. They will be able to coordinate non-medical care, including transportation, meal services and safe housing. 

Behavioral health consultants will also be on-site. They can help caregivers and patients with problem-solving. They are excellent listeners who are trained to help people make decisions and take action to manage their health. 

Together, behavioral health consultants and the resource desk will help you plan a solution and find local resources. “It’ll be a really nice partnership between the two,” says Whisenhunt. 

“We want to make it easy for our neighbors and visitors to get quality medical care when and where they need it,” says Schacher. 

Come see us in Seaside

CMH Medical Group & Urgent Care – Seaside will offer walk-in urgent care daily, appointments with specialists in women’s health and podiatry (beginning in March), outpatient laboratory and imaging services, and a pharmacy. Over the next year, the primary care, surgical and pediatric providers will also begin seeing patients at CMH-Seaside. 

Services in Seaside

Urgent Care: CMH Urgent Care services will be available at the Seaside location daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Urgent care providers rotate through the three locations in Seaside, Warrenton and Astoria. They are often a new patient’s first experience with CMH and the organization’s person-centered approach to care. “Every single person is an individual and needs to be approached that way,” says urgent care provider Susan Sims, RN, MSN, FNP-C.

Women’s Health: The Women’s Center is a group practice. This means that each of our providers in on-call at the hospital to deliver babies and handle emergency surgeries. All of our obstetrician-gynecologists and certified nurse midwives rotate through CMH-Seaside. This ensures that our pregnant patients have the chance to meet all of our providers before their baby is due. 

Foot and Ankle Care: In March, podiatrist Adam Bingham, DPM, will join CMH. He will be part of the CMH Foot & Ankle Clinic and see patients at the Seaside location. Dr. Bingham will provide both surgical and nonsurgical care for foot and ankle conditions resulting from injury, deformity or disease.

Diagnostic Services: When your doctor orders lab tests, you can now make a quick stop at CMH-Seaside to get blood drawn or drop off samples. The health center can process some lab tests on-site and will send others to the main lab at CMH. Seaside will also offer x-ray and ultrasound services with a provider’s orders. 

CMH Community Pharmacy: The pharmacy is conveniently located next door to the clinic, and the pharmacy team wants to make your life easier. If you have several prescriptions, they’ll work with you and your insurance company to get them all on the same refill schedule so you can pick them up at the same time. Or, better yet, if you live or work in Seaside, you can have prescriptions delivered. CMH Community Pharmacy is open to anyone. You do not need to be a patient of the clinic to use the pharmacy.

More to come: In the months to come, we hope to add other medical specialties. We are actively recruiting pediatric and primary care providers to join the team.