The Vernonia Health Board (VHB) is moving forward quickly with plans to construct a new Health Center facility as part of the Rose Avenue Project in Vernonia.
Current plans call for the Rose Avenue Project to include the Vernonia Health Center, the Vernonia Senior Center, and the Vernonia Cares Food Bank. The project would move all three facilities to a large area owned by the City of Vernonia between Rose and Weed Avenues at the south end of Vernonia. The project also has space for some other commercial development.
The Vernonia Health Board is hoping to complete their project within the next year in order to utilize the federal funding that is available through FEMA for properties that were damaged in the Vernonia Flood of December 2007. Read More
The Vernonia City Council held a workshop on Friday February 1, 2013 to discuss the proposed Rose Avenue Project, which would help relocate three social service facilities within the Vernonia community.
The Council met with representatives from the Vernonia Health Board, the Vernonia Senior Center, and the Vernonia Cares Food Bank. All three organizations suffered damage in the 2007 flood and are interested in moving their facilities out of the flood zone.
The City of Vernonia controls a piece of property between Rose and Weed Avenues at Cougar Street, next to the new West Oregon Electric Cooperative headquarters that is large enough to house all three facilities that are considering relocating. Read More
The Vernonia Health Board is pleased to announce that they plan to open the doors of the new Vernonia Health Center on February 19, 2013.
The Vernonia Health Center will operate under the management of The Public Health Foundation of Columbia County. Medical oversight will be provided by Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU).
The Health Center will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 to 5:00 PM and Tuesdays from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. Appointments are currently being scheduled, but according to Health Board members the response has exceeded expectations and they are currently already booked through the beginning of March. Appointments can be made by calling 800-244-4870.