Community Teaching Clinic

A Collaborative Primary Care Teaching Clinic with
National College Of Natural Medicine Since 1999

Program

Welcome to the affordable Community Teaching Clinic focusing on primary care and naturopathic cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine. Each week at a greatly discounted price naturopathic medical interns and residents provide their expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of disease.

We offer primary care/general medicine services and expertise in cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine, endocrinology, hypothyroidism, menopause, andropause and brain chemistry balancing. Our medical team is under the training and supervision of their Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medicine Professor, Martin Milner, N.D.

Who We Are

A naturopathic primary care clinic, serving Portland for over 20 years. Our Community Teaching Clinic on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons has always been an NCNM teaching clinic, offering excellent care at a discount to those who are willing to have students participate in their care. Dr Martin Milner, professor of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary medicine at NCNM, supervises the clinic where patients can seek not only primary care, but diagnosis and treatment for heart and lung conditions. This clinic has also been a valuable resource for outside physicians needing to refer patients for affordable diagnostic testing.

What Has Changed

CNM’s Community Teaching Clinic (formerly Heart & Lung Wellness) is supporting without actual membership in the Coalition of Community Clinics through our affiliation with NCNM. We have reduced our fees for the teaching rotation to be as affordable as possible for those who are uninsured and low-income, while still permitting us to remain operational.

Our Community Teaching Clinic fee schedule is available for any patients who choose to benefit from our discounted fees. The clinic is held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. We can usually get patients in within a week of receiving a referral or a phone call request for care.

Who We Are Not

We don’t have non-profit status, public funding or subsidizing. We aren’t a Coalition Clinic, but we believe in what the CCC is doing and want to participate in the way we can. We do not have the capability to enroll patients in assistance programs like Project Access, which can provide opportunities for very low income patients to get the testing and care they need, regardless of ability to pay.

Our fees are as low as possible and we have to collect at time of service to sustain the clinic. We are filling a low-middle niche, providing care for patients who can’t afford insurance or to pay full-price out-of-pocket fees, but can budget for the fees we charge in our Community Clinic.

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