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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, as well as many other services, we help you live a more healthy life. See our class schedule below.

Built in 2015, the Center was funded through donations to the Pacific Communities Health District Foundation and Samaritan Pacific Communities Health District.

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Healthier You Expo 2019

Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free wellness opportunities include:

  • Bone density screening
  • Body composition analysis (% body fat)
  • Lung health screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Posture analysis
  • Sleep disorder information
  • Dental screening
  • Vision/glaucoma test
  • Blood glucose test 
    (requires a 3-hour fast)
  • Balance and leg strength assessment
  • Hearing screening
  • Chair massage
  • Addiction and recovery resources
  • HIV testing information
  • Disaster preparedness guides
  • Used prescription drop-off
  • Chance to win a one-year SamFit membership
  • Door prizes and food sampling!
  • Plus, meet with a clinic specialist to discover local provider options for your health care

Food Drive: Food Share of Lincoln County will be at the event collecting non-perishable food for our neighbors in need.
Prescription Dropbox: Safely dispose of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.
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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 740 SW 9th Street Newport, OR 97365
Weekdays Hours:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.