Primary Care

Serving Salem since 1970, our Patient Centered Medical Home Certified Clinics offer a full range of primary care services for patients of all ages.

We are a Federally Qualified Community Health Center, with a focus on serving low-income, homeless, and un-insured or under-insured individuals and families. At NWHS we believe that everyone deserves quality healthcare no matter their income or socioeconomic status. We offer a sliding scale fee program which is based on income and family size to ensure that nobody is turned away due to their inability to pay.

Our medical clinics are fully integrated with both our mental health and dental clinics offering patients quality coordinated and integrated care. Each of our clinics employ highly qualified, well-trained medical providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, psychiatrists, counselors, behaviorists and an on-site pharmacy consultant, each bringing with them a passion for serving our community. With the option of in-person and virtual appointments, NWHS works with each patient to ensure access to quality medical care and reducing barriers to health when possible.

Services Offered

  • Comprehensive infant, child, adult, & senior-citizen services
  • Preventive screenings based on your age and health history
  • Mental health care by Psychiatric Prescribers & Licensed Counselors
  • Dental screenings & other dental services
  • Women’s Health exams & birth control (including IUDs and arm implants)
  • Prenatal care up to the third trimester
  • Immunizations for children & adults
  • Medication Assistance for Substance Use
  • Screenings for sexually transmitted infections
  • Office-based procedures
  • Gender-affirming medical care
  • Medication review by our on-site licensed Pharmacist
  • Case management to help with access to community resources (housing, public benefit services, etc.)
  • On-site lab services

Interpreters are available for all of our services.

Everyone has made me feel so cared for and valued. Positive and helpful, from the receptionist to doctors.

Val H.

Our Locations

Call or visit us for your primary health care needs.

West Salem Health & QuickCare Clinic

QuickCare Clinic offers same-day appointments for current patients.

1233 Edgewater St NW | Salem, OR 97304
Phone: 503.378.7526
Medical Records Fax: 503.480.1611
Urgent Faxes: 503.480.1630

West Salem Health Clinic & QuickCare Clinic Hours:
Monday – Friday | 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.*
Saturday | 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Total Health Community Clinic

180 Atwater St N | Monmouth, OR 97361
​Phone: 503.378.7526
Fax: 503.606.3287

Hours:
Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*

*On the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Tuesday of each month, our Clinic phones are not turned on until 10:00 a.m. due to staff meetings. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Meet Our Care Providers

Angela Witt

Angela Witt, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner at West Salem Clinic since 2011

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Angelene Lawrence, MD

Psychiatrist at West Salem Clinic

Brandon L Edwards, PA-c

Physican Assistant at West Salem Clinic since 2023

Brianna Sexton

Brianna Sexton, MD

Family Medicine at Total Health Community Clinic since 2022

Caitlin MacLaurin

Caitlin MacLaurin, PMHNP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at West Salem Clinic since 2019

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Claire Alvarenga, PA-c

Physican Assistant at Total Health Community Clinic

Dr. Eric Chen

Eric Chen, MD

Medical Director | Primary Care Physician at West Salem Clinic since 2014

Erik Gillis

Erik Gillis, PA-c

Physician Assistant at West Salem Clinic since 2017

Jonathan Ooten, PA-c

Physican Assistant at West Salem Clinic since 2023

Joshua Sandeman

Josh Sandeman, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner at Total Health Community Clinic since 2014

Elisabeth DeCelles

Lisa DeCelles, PMHNP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at West Salem Clinic and Total Health Community Clinic since 2016

Maria Niemuth

Maria Neimuth, DO

Physician at West Salem Clinic since 2020

Meghan Ferry, PA-c

Physician Assistant at West Salem Clinic since 2017

Paige Frances Tomes, MD

Internal Medicine at West Salem Clinic since 2021

Shannon Carey, PA-c

Associate Medical Director | Physician Assistant at West Salem Clinic since 2016

Sandy Fulkerson-Schaeffer, PA-c

Physician Assistant at West Salem Clinic since 2017

Dr. Sara Jones

Sara Jones, Pharm-D

Pharmacist at West Salem Clinic & Total Health Community Clinic since 2017

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Sara VanOcker, LCSW

Behavorial Health Consultant at West Salem Clinic since 2024

Sharon Voss

Sharon Voss, PMHNP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner since 2022

Timothy Truschel

Timothy Truschel, MD

Psychiatrist at West Salem Clinic since 2014

Angela Witt

Angela Witt, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner at West Salem Clinic since 2011

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Angelene Lawrence, MD

Psychiatrist at West Salem Clinic

Brandon L Edwards, PA-c

Physican Assistant at West Salem Clinic since 2023

I pursued my undergraduate studies at Western Michigan University and furthered my education with a graduate degree from the University of South Alabama. Specializing in Family Medicine, my clinical interests lie in the realms of diabetes management, psychiatry, preventative medicine, and lifestyle enhancement.

Brianna Sexton

Brianna Sexton, MD

Family Medicine at Total Health Community Clinic since 2022

Caitlin MacLaurin

Caitlin MacLaurin, PMHNP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at West Salem Clinic since 2019

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Claire Alvarenga, PA-c

Physican Assistant at Total Health Community Clinic

Dr. Eric Chen

Eric Chen, MD

Medical Director | Primary Care Physician at West Salem Clinic since 2014

Specialties: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin

Education: Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley – Bachelor of Arts

Medical/Professional: University of California, Berkeley – Master of Public Health

Doctorate: The University of Chicago, The Pritzker School of Medicine – Doctor of Medicine

Internship: Oregon Health Science University – Family Medicine

Residency: Oregon Health Science University – Family Medicine

Board Certification(s): American Board of Family Medicine

Medical Staff Status: West Salem Clinic Provider – Medical Director

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Clinical Interests:

Bio:

Erik Gillis

Erik Gillis, PA-c

Physician Assistant at West Salem Clinic since 2017

Jonathan Ooten, PA-c

Physican Assistant at West Salem Clinic since 2023

Specialties: Family Medicine/Primary Care

Languages Spoken: English

Education: Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Biology at Augusta University

Graduate: Master of Arts in Teaching at Augusta University, Master of Physician Assistant Studies at University of Florida

Board Certification(s): Physician Assistant

Medical Staff Status: West Salem Clinic Provider

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Clinical Interests: LGBTQ+ health care

Bio: Jonathan is a passionate medical provider and former high school science teacher. His enthusiasm for medicine and education both strengthen his ability and enjoyment of spending time helping his patients understand the information they receive during their visits. He is always willing to listen and learn from his patients to help guide his medical decision-making. Oregon is Jonathan’s new home after living in various locations on the East Coast, namely Georgia, New York, and Florida where he taught, gained experience in physical therapy and urgent care, and completed his medical education.

Joshua Sandeman

Josh Sandeman, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner at Total Health Community Clinic since 2014

Elisabeth DeCelles

Lisa DeCelles, PMHNP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at West Salem Clinic and Total Health Community Clinic since 2016

Maria Niemuth

Maria Neimuth, DO

Physician at West Salem Clinic since 2020

Specialties: FM/OMT

Languages Spoken: English, some Spanish and Japanese (not fluent)

Education: Undergraduate: Gustavus Adolphus College

Graduate: Central Washington University

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences COMP-Northwest

Intern/Residency: Trios Health

Board Certification(s): American Board of Family Medicine in Family Medicine, AOA in Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT)

Medical Staff Status: West Salem Clinic Provider

Accepting New Patients: OMT only

Clinical Interests: Holistic and patient centered medical care with a foundation in evidence based medicine and education, multifaceted pain reduction, trauma informed care, LGBTQ+ care, addiction medicine, homeless care, HCV treatment.

Meghan Ferry, PA-c

Physician Assistant at West Salem Clinic since 2017

Specialties: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English

Education: Undergraduate: University of Oregon, Bachelor of Science – Major: Chemistry

Medical Education: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Board Certification(s): NCCPA – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Medical Staff Status: West Salem Clinic Provider

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Clinical Interests: Holistic well-being

Bio: Meghan Ferry, MPAS, PA-C, (she/her) is dedicated to her patients with a focus on promoting holistic well-being and delivering patient-centered care. She holds a master’s in health science from ATSU and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon. With a passion for chronic disease management and women’s health, Meghan’s areas of interest lie in empowering individuals to embrace healthy lifestyles and manage their conditions effectively. Meghan’s commitment to inclusivity and trauma-informed care ensures that every patient receives compassionate guidance towards becoming a healthier version of themselves.

Beyond her professional endeavors, she finds joy in being a Marion County Master Gardener, cultivating and preserving food, expressing creativity through interior design, and cherishing time spent with family and friends.

Paige Frances Tomes, MD

Internal Medicine at West Salem Clinic since 2021

Shannon Carey, PA-c

Associate Medical Director | Physician Assistant at West Salem Clinic since 2016

Specialties: Physician Assistant

Languages Spoken: English

Education: Undergraduate: Western Oregon University – Bachelors in Community Health

Medical/Professional: Oregon Health and Science University – (MPAS) Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Board Certification(s): NCCPA – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Medical Staff Status: West Salem Clinic Provider

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Clinical Interests:

Bio:

Sandy Fulkerson-Schaeffer, PA-c

Physician Assistant at West Salem Clinic since 2017

Specialties: Physician Assistant

Languages Spoken: English

Education: Undergraduate: Missouri State University, Springfield, MO – Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry minor

Medical Education: The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. – Master of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Public Health with Community Oriented Primary Care focus

Board Certification(s): NCCPA – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Medical Staff Status: West Salem Clinic Provider

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Clinical Interests: Reproductive health, gender affirming health care, pediatrics.

Bio: After studying biology at Missouri State University, I moved to Washington, D.C. where I worked in reproductive health. I then graduated from the George Washington University dual Physician Assistant and Public Health program. My training centered on community health centers and primary care. My husband and I moved to Salem in 2017 so I could start my PA career at Northwest Human Services and raise our two sons with a love of the outdoors. As a Family Practice PA, I see patients of all ages and gender expressions and strive to address a broad range of health conditions. In my free time I enjoy rock climbing, yoga, music, and travel.

Dr. Sara Jones

Sara Jones, Pharm-D

Pharmacist at West Salem Clinic & Total Health Community Clinic since 2017

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Sara VanOcker, LCSW

Behavorial Health Consultant at West Salem Clinic since 2024

In my career, I’ve found fulfillment in working alongside LGBTQIA2S+ community members, individuals in the criminal justice system, those combating substance use, and individuals exploring trauma processing.

In 2016, I completed my graduate degree at Boise State University, and by 2021, I obtained my license as a Clinical Social Worker. I find joy in working alongside patients, helping them identify barriers to care and building upon their strengths to discover solutions. Outside of work, I love spending quality time with my spouse and our two dogs, whether it’s taking leisurely walks, going on drives, or relaxing at the beach.

Sharon Voss

Sharon Voss, PMHNP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner since 2022

Timothy Truschel

Timothy Truschel, MD

Psychiatrist at West Salem Clinic since 2014

Specialties: Child and Adult Psychiatry

Languages: English

Education: (Undergraduate) Allegheny College, B.S. Biology, Cum Laude

(Graduate) University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Joseph Heidenkamp Award for Child Psychiatry

(Internship) Combined Pediatrics/Child Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

(Residency) Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, Combined Child and Adult Residency Training Program

Medical Staff

Status: Staff Psychiatrist, West Salem Clinic

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Clinical Interests: Integrating care between Family Practice and the clinical treatment of Psychiatric disorders

Bio: Dr. Truschel has worked for over 30 years as a Community Psychiatrist in the Pacific Northwest. He had the honor to work for 2 years in New Zealand as Senior Consultant to the Canterbury Area Health Board for the South Sector of Christchurch, where he coordinated inpatient and outpatient care to a population of one hundred thousand. There he participated as Faculty of the University of Otago in the Registrar Training Program. He was admitted to the New Zealand Specialist Register. Back in the Pacific Northwest, he has past appointments as Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry for the University of Washington School of Nursing, and the University of the Pacific Osteopathic Medical School. He served as Medical Director of the Evergreen Counseling Center, in one of the poorest areas of Washington State for 10 years.
Dr. Truschel considers it an honor to work for the Medicare, Medicaid, indigent and homeless populations. He appreciates the Quinault Nation where he worked for a decade as Psychiatric Consultant to the Roger Saux Clinic. Raised in poverty, Dr. Truschel is well aware a person’s worth is not determined by their income.


Our medical offices accept many major medical insurances including:

  • Medicare
  • Oregon Medicaid
  • Regence
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MODA
  • Providence
  • United Health Care
  • Tricare/TriWest
  • Cigna

Not all accepted insurances are listed. Please contact your insurance company to verify if your plan is accepted at our offices.