Category Archives: Blog

Public Charge: Update on the Supreme Court Ruling

On Monday, Jan. 27, the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily cleared the new “Public Charge” regulation to go forward nationwide. The new rule will go into effect on Feb. 24 throughout the nation (except for Illinois), even as lawsuits challenging the rule work their way through the court system. The rule will not be retroactive, so […]

 

Winter Well-Being and How to Stay Active

Sharing her thoughts on winter well-being and how to stay active, our guest blogger is Tina Bollman, Behavioral Health Coordinator at Mosaic Medical and Subject Matter Expert for the American Council on Exercise Baby, it’s Cold Outside! Many people find that it can be difficult to stay on track with healthy activity goals and New […]

 

Mental Health Services Are Closer to Home with Tele-Mental Health

An in-depth look at the innovative work of our Behavioral Health team to reduce barriers to mental health services for our rural patients. The Need for Mental Health Care There is no question that a lack of access to proper mental health care is one of Central Oregon’s biggest public health struggles. Every day Mosaic […]

 

Mindful Holiday Eating and Drinking

Guest blog post by Kimberly Swanson, Ph.D., Director for Behavioral Health at Mosaic Medical All of our best intentions and good health habits are put to the ultimate test this time of year, and mindful holiday eating and drinking can help us navigate the season healthfully. During the holiday season there are typically lots of […]

 

Screen Time for Kids: A Pediatrician’s Perspective

Guest blog post from Rebecca Hicks, MD, IBCLC. Dr. Hicks is a pediatrician with Mosaic Medical who is passionate about promoting healthy family connections (and limiting screen time for kids!). What an amazing fall we have had in Central Oregon! The warm weather and beautiful autumn colors have lasted a full month longer than the […]

 

Mobile Community Clinic Replacement Campaign Nears Completion

HEALTHCARE FOR VETERANS AND THE HOMELESS COMES FULL CIRCLE Years ago the team at Central Oregon Veterans Outreach (COVO) conceived of an effort to take a mobile health clinic out to homeless camps in the area. In 2013 they donated their mobile van to Mosaic Medical, and the Mobile Community Clinic (MCC) program came to […]

 

Mosaic Medical partners with local nonprofit, Saving Grace

(Bend, OR) – Beginning this month, Mosaic Medical will take another step toward meeting patient needs where they live. A Mosaic doctor will be making regular visits to the Saving Grace emergency shelter to provide medical care to residents. Many of these women have not been able to access medical care for some time – […]

 

Spread Fun…..Not Flu!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all individuals, ages six months and older receive an annual flu vaccine.  In the United States the flu season runs from fall through winter, with the peak season has occurring anywhere from November through March. We are currently offering flu vaccines in all of our […]