NUNM’s Community Health Centers aim to serve medically underserved populations across the greater Portland metro area. We do this by partnering with community based organizations who will host our students and providers on a weekly basis so that they may provide naturopathic clinical services. At these sites we work to meet the unique health needs of the communities that access opportunities and services at the hosting location. While some locations are reserved specifically for shared patients, the majority of our locations are open to all community members.
At some of these health centers, our volunteers serve as Patient Advocates who help ensure that their experience with NUNM is positive and rewarding. This means our volunteers schedule appointments, stock medical and office supplies, and support the clinical operations so that doctors and students can focus on their patients’ health. During the shift, volunteers are responsible for keeping the welcoming patients, checking patients in, giving patients the appropriate paperwork for completion, scheduling them for follow up appointments, and taking payments. Shifts are typically four and a half hours in length every week.
Additionally, the Community Health Centers team is seeking the support of individuals who want to help enroll Oregonians in OHP (Oregon Health Plan) – Medicaid coverage. Health insurance is a significant aspect of someone being able to access and maintain the care that they need. We seek individuals who want to become Application Assisters and work with our patients on discussing insurance and other health coverage options. Shifts for this role are typically two hours in length each week.
If you are someone who is looking to explore the natural medicine field, gain new clerical skills, give back to communities, or obtain college coursework credit (pending approval), then we invite you to fill out an application and join NUNM in making natural medicine accessible for all.
To apply and for more information contact: Ada Grey Catanzarite, Community Health Centers Assistant Manager , email, 503.552.1711