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Lancaster Family Health Center Opens New Health Care Facility in Salem

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January 26, 2017
Lancaster Family Health Center Opens New Health Care Facility in Salem

SALEM – Lancaster Family Health Center (LFHC) has expanded its footprint in Salem with the addition of a new 35,000 square foot community health center. 

“LFHC has been operating out of a medical office on Beverly Avenue in Salem since 2001 and the team has done an outstanding job delivering care,” CEO Carlos Olivares said.  “However, in order to serve our patients, we needed a larger facility that would enable us to continue to deliver the high-quality health care they deserve.”

The state- of-the-art health center offers LFHC patients a pharmacy, 12 dental operatories, more than 30 exam and procedure rooms, and a teaching kitchen. The clinic also includes integrated behavioral health consultants, registered dietitians, and WIC Nutrition Services. 

“The clinic will open with approximately 60 employees, but we will grow as we move past our initial January opening,” Morgan Wharton, LFHC Clinic Manager said.  

Lancaster Family Health Center at Lancaster, located at 255 Lancaster Dr. NE, opened its dental practice on Jan. 10. The medical clinic opened its doors, Wednesday, Jan. 25.

 “We outgrew our space at the Beverly Avenue location,” Clinic Medical Director, Dr. Heather Diaz said. “We are so excited to be able to offer more space and a brand-new facility for our patients, as we continue to offer excellent care.”   

The original location is re-opening as “Lancaster Family Health Center at Beverly” on January 25. The clinic will offer same-day access for established LFHC patients who would like to be seen for acute health care issues.

“LFHC is accepting new patients and we are all excited to share our new facility with the Salem community,” Wharton said.

Lancaster Family Health Center is a federally qualified community health center that offers comprehensive primary health care services including, prenatal and postpartum care, family planning, pharmacy, dental care, nutrition services, behavioral health, and community health workers.


Lancaster Family Health Center is part of the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Network of Care: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides comprehensive medical, dental, and social services for more than 141,000 people throughout the Pacific Northwest. Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic employs 1,390 full-time staff and more than 600 part-time staff, medical residents, dental residents, students and volunteers. Facilities: 19 medical clinics, 10 dental clinics, 57 programs. Locations: Washington State clinics are located in Grandview, Prosser, Pasco, Spokane, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Yakima, Walla Walla and Wapato. In Oregon, clinics are located in Hermiston, Portland, Salem and Woodburn. Visit: