Introduction to the Community Teaching Clinic
For Referring Providers and Community Resource Organizations
Please read over the following information, feel free to share it around your community, and use it to determine if we are a good fit to serve your patients and clients.
Who We Are
A naturopathic primary care clinic, serving Portland for over 20 years, we have offered excellent care at a discount to those who are willing to have naturopathic residents provide 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.
CNM’s Community Teaching Clinic (formerly Heart & Lung Wellness) offers reduced our fees for the teaching rotation to be as affordable as possible for those who are uninsured and low-income.
Our Community Teaching Clinic fee schedule is available for any patients who choose to benefit from our discounted fees.
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.
How To Refer Your Patients
Fill out one of our referral forms as completely and legibly as possible and fax it, along with any helpful notes, labs, etc., to us at 503-232-7751. Give a copy of the referral to your patient and tell them they can call 503-232-1100 to schedule.
We will not schedule patients for procedures if we have not received a written referral in advance. If you are simply recommending someone to our clinic to establish care and seek treatment, then no referral is needed, but any relevant records or notes sent in advance are greatly appreciated.
Please have your patients request to schedule with the Community Teaching Clinic when they call.