Welcome to Your Medical HomeHillsboro Pediatric Clinic (HPC) has been taking care of infants, children, and adolescents for over 30 years! In 2012 HPC was the first pediatric clinic to be recognized in Oregon as a Patient Centered Primary Care Home (“Medical Home”). Our mission is to provide consistent, timely, compassionate, and innovative high quality medical care to the children and adolescents of our community. Our office appreciates the diversity of human beings and does not discriminate based on race, age, religion, ability, residency status, marital status, sexual orientation, sex or gender identity.
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Welcoming our newest providers, Dr. Derek Young and PNP Leah Engebretson!
We are excited to welcome our newest providers, Dr. Derek Young and PNP Leah Engebretson!
Dr. Young enjoys rock climbing, tennis, pickleball, Frisbee, books, and board games with his family. He received his D.O. at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Leah joins us from Child and Adolescent Clinic in Longview, Washington. Most recently, she worked in the NICU at Providence Portland Medical Center.
Calling for Advice
Here at Hillsboro Pediatric Clinic taking care of your kids is our number one priority. To provide the highest level of care we have to follow specific requirements and guidelines. Unfortunately, due to the state licensing requirements, if our staff is aware you are outside the state of Oregon, we will not be able to provide triage or advice. We appreciate your understanding of the requirements we have to follow, and hope all of your travels are safe, happy, and healthy!
FMLA and Other Forms Completion Timeline
All FMLA forms will be ready for families within 15 business days upon receipt. All other forms will be ready for families within 10 business days.
Hillsboro Pediatric Clinic wants everyone who comes through our doors to feel respect and dignity accessing care at this medical home. We offer medical chaperones for any sensitive physical exam and upon request to ensure our patients feel comfortable.
What is a Sensitive Exam?
A sensitive exam involves areas covered by a swim suit – genitals, anus, and chest.
What is a medical chaperone?
A medical chaperone is a professional who is trained to observe clinical exams, especially of sensitive “swim suit areas” like genitals, butt, and breasts. Medical chaperones are present to help a patient feel comfortable during what can be an awkward experience. They are also there to witness events should there be any misunderstandings or concern about what took place.
Why is HPC offering medical chaperones?
As of July 2023, the Oregon Medical Board requires all board-certified clinicians to offer a trained medical chaperone for any sensitive exam. You should be offered a medical chaperone every time a sensitive exam is needed, regardless of patient age or medical specialty.
May I decline a chaperone?
Yes. Parents and guardians have the right to decline a medical chaperone for children under 15 years old. In general, minors who are 15 years or older are able to consent to medical services without parental consent in Oregon, so patients 15 years and older have the right to decide for themselves to request or decline a medical chaperone.
May I change my mind and decide I want a medical chaperone?
Yes! If at first you said “no, thank you”, you can request a medical chaperone at any time during your exam.
May I be the medical chaperone for my child?
A medical chaperone should be someone the patient does not know outside the clinic. Parents will still be present for exams of younger children, and older patients can decide if they want a parent or friend with them.
May I request a specific chaperone?
Let us know your preference – like if you prefer a female or male medical chaperone, or someone who speaks a particular language. However, we may not be able to accommodate your request
Masks Are Encouraged
Updated April 3rd, 2023 – As you may have heard, Oregon healthcare settings are not required to wear masks beginning April 3rd. However, our clinic has a few exceptions:
- Our providers and staff will continue to wear masks when seeing patients/families with respiratory symptoms.
- We strongly encourage patients/families to wear a mask when exhibiting respiratory symptoms such as cough as well as fever or nausea.
- When checking in, patients/families can let the front desk know if they feel more comfortable having their provider/medical assistant continue to wear masks. We understand that families may still be worried about contracting COVID at a healthcare facility, and we will respect our patients’ requests.
- Our clinic will still provide masks for all patients, families and employees who wish to continue to wear them.
- *Mask policies are subject to change, but we’ll keep our website/social media updated if this happens. Thank you everyone!*
Stay Connected with HPC!
***Hillsboro Pediatric Clinic is dedicated as ever to the health and safety of the children we serve, their families, our community, and our staff and healthcare providers. Like you, Hillsboro Pediatric Clinic has been closely monitoring the news surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and we want to do our best to keep our loved ones safe. Select Resources:
- Local COVID-19 Testing Options
- COVID-19 Resources for Families
- I Wear Because I Care – Face Mask video, multiple languages
- When and How to Wash Your Hands Cover Your Cough and Sneeze – Video
- 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Healthychildren.org
- Reach Out & Read: Resources for Families
- CDC’s Handwashing website