Our Modern Building in The Dalles

New BuildingOne Community Health entered a new age of health care with the opening of a new facility in The Dalles, Oregon in April 2013. The state-of-the-art facility expanded access to primary health care and wellness services in an easily accessible location: the intersection of West 10th and Webber Streets.

One Community Health opened its doors in The Dalles in 2003, providing medical, dental and health promotion services in a leased 5,500 sq ft facility.  Due to increased demand for services, that facility did not provide sufficient capacity to properly accommodate comprehensive primary care and preventive services. In October 2010, OCH received a capital improvement grant from the federal Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) of $5.86M to construct a new building in The Dalles.

The new center provides area residents in Oregon and Washington with an easily accessible facility that conveniently integrates heath services in one location including medical, dental, behavioral, health promotion, and lab.  Health education and wellness are promoted in a large, dividable conference room on the main level and in two group meeting rooms on either end of the second floor. The 20,918 square foot facility allows us to double our current capacity to address the community’s future growth needs.  The two-story, wood-framed building is clad in a combination of Columbia River basalt, wood, and fiber cement siding. The facility is engineered to be over 20 percent more energy efficient than required by code.  The design also includes sustainable features such as high-efficiency heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, natural-day lighting, non-toxic and renewable materials, and on-site storm-water treatment. Lobby spaces and waiting rooms are located on the north side of the building so patients can enjoy views of the Columbia River and benefit from the healing effects of the natural environment that surrounds us.