The Rinehart Clinic is a Federally Qualified Health Center located in Wheeler, on the north Oregon coast. While it organized as a nonprofit corporation in 1996, the facility’s heritage extends to 1913 when clinic Medical Director Dr. Harry Rinehart’s grandfather moved to the area to serve as a lumber mill physician before establishing a private practice. Over the last century, three generations of Rinehart family physicians have cared for as many generations of north Tillamook County residents.

The clinic's service area is a federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Area, meaning it has an "acute shortage of health care providers," and also is a federally-designated Medically Underserved Area, meaning the area lacks the resources "to meet the medical needs of the resident population." The Rinehart Clinic is working to meet those needs by providing high quality, complete, personalized medical care for residents and visitors. We offer: • Internal Medicine • Urgent Care • Primary Care • Women's Health • Social Worker on Staff • Family Medicine • Children--All Ages • Sports Physicals & Immunizations • Geriatric • Dental Health Referrals • Psychiatric Mental Health • 24-hours On-Call Service • Specialists Available in Cardiology, Urology & Pulmonology/Sleep Studies

2014 Sand Dollar Auction

Since 2005, the Rinehart Clinic has hosted the most upscale and elegant event of the year in north Tillamook County - the Sand Dollar Auction.

This year's event, the 10th Annual Sand Dollar Auction, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2 at the North County Recreation District in Nehalem.

According to Event Chair and Rinehart Clinic Board member Camy VonSeggern, "'The Sky's the Limit' is the theme for the evening, and it perfectly matches our commitment in providing quality, compassionate care to all in our community. As a rural non-profit clinic offering integrated health care services to anyone who walks through our door, regardless the ability to pay, we rely heavily on the generosity of donors and sponsors like you."

You can help keep the community healthy by attending the event and, in addition to enjoying a fine dinner, drinks and appetizers, bid on any of the dozens of unique auction items to be on display. For tickets, which cost $100 each and include dinner, contact Leila Salmon at 503-368-6132 or

You can also help by being an auction item donor or sponsor, or by making a tax-deductible financial contribution. Those who do any of the above will earn a place in our first ever Keepsake Journal, to be distributed at the event. Call the clinic at 503-368-5182 to find out how to contribute.

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Who We Treat

One emphasis of The Rinehart Clinic is to provide comprehensive care for patients when they are ill – whether it’s the common cold, depression, or heart disease. Our providers work together to provide access to a spectrum of services that assist patients in managing their chronic illness, always working toward improving their overall health. We are a full-service family practice clinic with care "from cradle to grave." Dr. Rinehart has a special interest in relieving pain and suffering and treats many patients with chronic pain.

The Rinehart Clinic serves five types of patients:

• Those who have private medical insurance. We bill most insurance programs – check at the front desk.
• Patients who are on Medicare.
• Those eligible for the Oregon Health Plan and Medicaid.
• Private pay patients, who can afford to cover the cost of their care.
• Those who do not fit within any of the above groups who may pay according to a sliding scale.

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Our Mission

The most important people in The Rinehart Clinic are our patients and their families. We pledge to respect their needs as individuals and to serve them with kindness, integrity and a high degree of professionalism. We recognize that the relationship between a provider and patient is a confidential one.

Our mission is to provide high quality, comprehensive, primary healthcare to all in our community regardless of their financial circumstances. We pledge to serve the community as efficiently as possible in terms of the generation and allocation of resources. We recognize that the Clinic belongs to the community and we strive to earn and keep community trust.

Recruiting and retaining quality staff members is essential to our mission. We are committed to providing a wholesome and safe work environment that provides reasonable wages and benefits for all staff members and that promotes a spirit of caring, learning, professional development and teamwork.

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