Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH), in collaboration with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), provides comprehensive cardiac care that’s close to home for patients in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our facilities, technology and patient-centered approach represent the best in our area for advanced heart health care, and our echocardiography department is the only facility on the Oregon coast triple-accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.
We’re committed to providing education and information, and fostering a collaborative environment of care between you and your caregiver team. The clinic offers a full range of heart health services and procedures, as well as heart disease prevention programs like our comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program.
Through our partnership with OHSU, we have been able to bring services to the coast that were previously unavailable. In May of 2015, CMH reached a major milestone by performing its first pacemaker implant surgery.
Today, patients in need of a pacemaker or implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) can safely have the procedure performed locally and return home the next day. If a patients does need services not provided in Astoria, such as treatment for arrhythmia, acute heart attack, advanced heart failure, mechanical heart pumps, open-heart surgery, and heart transplant, this partnership allows the patient to have a seamless transition for specialty care and a smooth transition back to CMH.
After a major cardiac event, when living with heart disease, or under the risk of heart disease, it’s important to have a support network at your side and championing your recovery. CMH is your close connection to caregivers and others who themselves are working to improve their quality of living with cardiovascular disease. We invite you to learn more about the ways CMH can support you in your recovery.
Q: I only live here part time. Can I receive treatment here?click to open
A: Yes, our providers care for visiting patients.
Q: Do you see children?click to open
A: We do provide certain heart health services for children. Please call us at 503-338-4087 for more information.
Q: Do you see patients with congenital heart disease?click to open
A: This is diagnosis-dependent. Please call us at 503-338-4087 to discuss your specific situation.
Q: What is your policy on rescheduling and cancellations?click to open
A: If you arrive more than 10 minutes after your scheduled appointment time, you may be asked to reschedule, as the remaining time reserved for you will not be sufficient for the provider to address your needs. If you need to cancel your appointment, please do so at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment time.
Q: Are your services covered by insurance?click to open
Some services may not be covered by your insurance plan. Please ask your medical provider and your insurance provider about costs before planning any procedure.
Q: What should I bring to my first appointment?click to open
Please bring the following:
Q: What should I expect at my appointment?click to open
When you arrive, please check in at the desk. We will ask you for your completed paperwork, insurance card, and co-payment. You will be given a Consent-to-Treat form and we will take your photograph to help ensure proper identification while you are under our care. In some cases, x-ray or lab tests may be required during your appointment, but we’ll let you know that before your appointment. If your appointment results in scheduling a procedure or surgery, your visit may last a little longer than normal.
Q: How will I learn the results of my test?click to open
Normal results may be sent by mail. We will call you to talk about any concerning test results, or to schedule a follow-up appointment. All results are provided after our caregivers receive the final report, which may take a week or more for some tests. If you’ve not heard from us within seven (7) days, please call the office. Please note that results can be given directly to the patient or authorized representative only. If you would like to authorize anyone other than yourself to have access to your medical information, ask us for a release of information authorization form.
Q: How do I get my prescription refilled?click to open
If you need a refill of your medication, please call your pharmacy and ask them to submit a refill request. Please allow three (3) business days for all refill requests, and see your provider on schedule so that we can monitor your health and keep your prescriptions up to date and refilled as needed.
Q: What do I do if I have questions between appointments?click to open
There are a couple different ways to reach your provider, the clinic nurse or the family transition planner. You may 1) send us a message through the patient portal, myCMH, or 2) call the clinic phone number, press "3" for more options, then select the person you'd like to reach.
The CMH/OHSU Cardiology Clinic is located on the 3rd floor of the CMH Professional Office Building 2, which can be reached through hospital’s west entrance.
2095 Exchange Street, Suite 301
Astoria, OR 97103
Open 7:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday
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