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RESOURCES FOR OUR PATIENTS
WHAT IS A D.O.?
Check out the link to learn a little more about Osteopathic Physicians:
http://www.osteopathic.org/o steopathic-health/about-dos/ what-is-a-do/Pages/default.a spx
TRAVEL VACCINATIONS
Traveling outside the United States and wondering what vaccinations they are recommending for that specific area? Click the link below to find the most updated information on the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website:
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/

After you find out what immunizations you will need, please call a Travel Clinic to receive the vaccinations. Insurances do not usually cover travel vaccines, but check with your individual insurance company to be sure. Also, try comparing prices for the vaccinations at different clinics, Costco and Walgreen's. Here is a clinic we refer to often:

*Travel Clinic of Portland:
503-227-7771

http://www.travelhealthnw.com/ home/

VACCINATING YOUR KIDS
Are you a new parent trying to find the most accurate and up-to-date information on vaccinating your child? Or are you just trying to clarify truths about rumors you have heard about immunizations? Here are a few websites that should hopefully answer all your questions and allow you to make the best decision for your child:
http://vaccinateyourbaby.com/

http://www.pkids.org/

http://www.immunizationinfo.org/
ADVANCE DIRECTIVES
An Advance Directive are instructions given by individuals specifying what actions should be taken for their health in the event that they are no longer able to make decisions due to illness or incapacity, and appoints a person to make such decisions on their behalf.The link below will connect you to a page where you can print off an Advance Directive packet. If you need assistance filling it out, please schedule with your provider to review it with you. We do request a copy of the packet after you are finished to keep in your chart.
http://www.oregon.gov/DCBS /SHIBA/docs/advance_direct ive_form.pdf?ga=t
HEALTHY KIDS CONNECT PROGRAM
The State of Oregon offers free or discounted insurance policies for children based on their parents' income:
http://www.oregonhealthyki ds.gov
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
The Affordable Care Act is to help provide better benefits and better health to all Americans. The link will take you to the main page discussing Preventive Care and insurance coverage. The page also has other links involving more changes:
http://www.healthcare.gov /law/provisions/preventiv e/index.html
Rx RESOURCES
Please visit the following website if you need help affording your prescriptions:
www.needymeds.com