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Building a Healthier Community 

The Center for Health Education, on the campus of Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport, is a regional hub for health-related activities that help people prevent disease and manage chronic conditions to improve quality of life and lower health care costs.

The two-story, 12,000-square-foot building includes a community resource center, meeting rooms for support groups and health-related classes, skills and computer labs for health care professionals as well as a teaching kitchen.

Through our monthly class offerings (below), as well as many other services, we help you live a more healthy life. If you have questions, please send us an email.

Built in 2015, the center was funded through the Pacific Communities Health District and donations to the Pacific Communities Health District Foundation. Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital staffs and equips the facility.

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Healthier You Expo 2023

Saturday, Sept. 30  |   9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Attend the Healthier You Expo to learn about local resources that can help you improve your overall health and well-being.

Free wellness opportunities include:

  • Acupuncture treatments
  • Addiction and recovery resources
  • ArtsCare activity
  • Asthma & COPD education
  • Balance assessment
  • Blood drive (visit to schedule a donation time)
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Body fat testing
  • Cancer risk screening kits
  • Cholesterol and glucose screening
  • Diabetes and nutrition education
  • Flu shots (free with most insurance)
  • Food sampling
  • Health education
  • Leg strength assessment
  • Massages
  • Mini facials
  • Sleep assessment
  • Volunteer opportunities


  • Meet with a local clinician to discuss options for your health care needs.
  • Safely dispose of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications in a secure drop box.

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Let us Host Your Next Event

We’d like to host your next health-focused event in our beautiful facility. Whether your event draws a dozen attendees, or a hundred, we offer you a flexible, modern facility with multiple set-up options and state-of-the-art audio and video systems.

Your guests will love the nearby beach access, ocean view hotels, unique shops, galleries and restaurants.

Our amenities include:

  • Large conference hall, able to be divided into three smaller classrooms
  • Upstairs classrooms, one with view of the ocean
  • Overhead projectors, drop-down screens, state-of-the-art audio system, outlets with power source and inputs for HDMI, USB, PC Audio, microphone, phone line and wireless internet
  • State-of-the-art teaching kitchen with projector
  • Limited catering available, full catering recommendations offered upon request

Contact us for rates and availability.

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Upcoming Events

The Center for Health Education offers monthly classes, seminars and support groups. Many of these opportunities are free or low-cost, and open to the community. Click on the calendar button below to see what is available this month.

Where to Find Us

Center for Health Education Department of Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital 740 SW 9th Street Newport, OR 97365
Weekdays Hours:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.