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Our Clinic:

  • Our Main Street clinic now has clearly demarcated “Ill” and “Well” sections of the building, this includes separate entrances and designated sections of the parking lot. Providers, front desk staff, and medical assistants will be divided between ill and well patients.
  • You will be met at the entrance by a staff member who will be asking screening questions.
  • We have expanded our hygiene measures. Common areas like lobbies, door knobs, and chairs are disinfected every couple of hours. More time between office visits has been added to allow for more thorough room cleanings. Our nightly janitorial procedures have been intensified.

We hope these only need to be short-term precautions, but regardless of conditions Hillsboro Pediatric Clinic will continue to be available to help you care for your children for years to come.

We also understand if you and your family are worried and overwhelmed. Please rest assured that we are gathering the most accurate information and you can call us for any questions or concerns you may have.

For additional information, please visit the resources below to stay up-to-date on COVID-19, how to talk to your children regarding the outbreak, and what you can do while they are home from school.

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Celebrating IBCLC Day!

Happy International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) Day!! A special thanks our Lactation Consultants Dr. Dahlquist, Mary, and Christina for providing excellent breastfeeding education and support to our HPC patients and community.

Coronavirus (2019-NCOV or COVID-19) Information

Updated March 31, 2020

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.

We have already started taking significant protective measures, and we thank you for your patience and flexibility moving forward.

We are limiting the number of people coming in and out of our clinic – Please make an effort to bring the patient and no more than one support person to office visits.


For Well Patients:

  • Newborns, infants, and young children should continue to be seen in the office for their Well Child Checks. In addition to important vaccinations, these visits are vital to monitoring growth and development.
  • Our Orenco clinic location will now be the dedicated location for all Newborn and Westside Breastfeeding Center visits. Well Child Checks up to 6 months of age will also be located at Orenco.
  • Well Child Checks for healthy infants, toddlers, and older children and adolescents who need vaccinations will take place at Main Street. Those who are up-to-date on vaccinations will be scheduled as telemedicine visits or rescheduled for at least 2 months out.
  • Well Adolescents in need of birth control will continue to be seen in the office.

For Ill Patients:

  • We are increasing our phone triage efforts to minimize unnecessary exposures. Patients who need to be seen will be seen. However we may offer a phone or video telemedicine appointment with a medical provider rather than an office visit.
  • All ill visits will take place at the Main Street clinic.

For Behavioral Health Patients:

  • We are continuing to offer care. Many of these visits will be offered through video telemedicine appointments.

Is your child playing or thinking about playing sports?

If your child has not had a physical or Well Child Check in the last 12 months they will need to complete one prior to being cleared to play sports. Now is the perfect time to schedule your child’s Well Check to avoid delays in their participation. Our schedules are open for the summer- extended time during the evening is also available, schedule for a time that is convenient for you!

Start the process and download the Sports Participation form here here

Virus or Bacteria? When does your child need antibiotics?

According to the CDC, antibiotic use is the leading cause of antibiotic resistance. Up to one-third to one-half of antibiotic use in humans is either unnecessary or inappropriate.

Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses such as colds, flu, most sore throats, and bronchitis. Even many sinus and ear infections can improve without antibiotics. Instead, symptom relief might be the best treatment option for these infections.

Learn more about appropriate use of antibiotics below: