Hearts for Health Integrated Care Center
A vision for transforming healthcare in Wallowa County
Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness and Winding Waters Community Health Clinic share a vision of a thriving community. Our mission is to connect people to services that address the social determinants of health. To do this, we constructed a building that provides access to these services in one location with the goal of empowering individuals to engage in the actions needed to achieve personal health and wellness. This new building brings together medical, dental, behavioral and mental health care under one, combined with a wide range of educational opportunities. This will reduce stigma and dramatically improve people's ability to get the care they need when they need it and with a very high level of confidentiality.
Thank you to everyone who helped us make this dream a reality. We couldn't have done it without you! Click here if you need to make a pledge payment to Hearts for Health.
COMPASSION: Treating the whole person
Stigma is a barrier to accessing mental health services that have been a voiced concern in our small community due to past building location(s). Having a fully integrated health services building will allow for natural de-stigmatization in accessing services and more coordinated care.
Had medical and mental health services been integrated for our son and he’d been screened for depression by his doctor, maybe he could have gotten mental health services earlier and he would be with us today.
– Angie Lunde
CONVENIENCE: Holistic Patient Care Under One Roof
This building houses medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health care all in one facility and is located across the street from the hospital, physical therapy, and senior living. The facility added –
- Five new exam rooms.
- Four new dental operatories.
- 14 new counseling rooms – expanding services to our community.
COLLABORATION: Partnership with Primary Care
The convenience of being in one location increases coordination between providers and integrates primary and mental and behavioral health.
- No lag time in scheduling patients to receive services and reduce the need for referrals through warm hand-offs.
- Patients will immediately receive counseling services at their primary care visit if needed.
COMMUNITY: Healthier Future for All
Locals and visitors alike will receive comprehensive, accessible, coordinated care, centered around patients and their families, improving the health of Wallowa County for generations to come.
–Dr. Liz Powers
This new building not only provides care but also provides education and community space.
- A teaching kitchen for hosting nutritional classes for the full span of ages and skill levels.
- A large meeting space with integrated technology for events, trainings, exercise classes, and more that is highly needed.
Construction is Completed
Construction started in March 2020. We moved into the facility in early October 2021. We are currently offering tours to anyone who might be interested in learning more about this project and how you can leave a lasting legacy.
You can name a bench, room, entire wing, or the building as a family legacy in your name, in memory of a loved one, or in honor of someone special. Discover our naming opportunities.
We look forward to discussing these opportunities with you. We would be more than happy to arrange a tour of the building site to help you choose your naming opportunity, discuss your current giving level, and help you secure your preferred recognition.
Call us at 541-426-4524 x1031 to learn more.
Tour the Building from the Comforts of Your Home: Our Virtual Tour
Please call at 541-426-4524 x1031 to schedule a tour. We would be more than happy to show you the building.
Face coverings are required and all participants will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to the tour.
The Hearts for Health Ribbon Cutting
Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness and Winding Waters Clinic celebrated the opening of the Hearts for Health Integrated Care Center on September 10, 2021. See the final touches of this new building, hear how services will be provided, and tour behind the scene spaces. We wouldn't be here without you and we can't wait to celebrate with you!