"Welcome to Asher Community Health Center, serving all of Wheeler County!"
Asher Community Health Center (ACHC)
712 Jay Street ~ PO Box 307, Fossil, OR 97830
Phone: 541-763-2725 Fax: 541-763-2850 Se habla espanol para telephono.
To meet the wonderful Staff, click here: ACHC Staff
Asher CHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). It is also the only health care provider in Wheeler County. We operate an outpatient primary care clinic in Fossil 5-days a week, and satellite clinics in Spray and Mitchell. The Spray and Mitchell sites are each open 2-days per week for primary outpatient care: Wednesday and Friday in Spray, and Tuesday and Thursday in Mitchell. Additionally, full dental services are available at both the Fossil and Mitchell Sites.
Call for available times and to make an appointment.
This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and an FTCA deemed facility. This Health Center is a deemed Public Health Service (PHS) center, and receives Health & Human Services funding and has Federal PHS deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.
This facility is a member of the National Health Services Corps: NHSC.hrsa.gov.
As a National Health Service Corps site, we promise to:
- Serve all patients
- Offer discounted fees for patients who qualify, based on family size and income
- Not deny services based on a person's: race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, inability to pay, or the disease diagnosis
- Accept insurance, including: Medicaid, Medicare, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
We have a variety of services and many partners to assist you in your health care journey ~ Explore our website and learn what we have to offer!
Click to read Mission Statement
Good Faith Estimate: You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
• You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
• Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
• If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
• Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
GFE in Spanish:
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 888-877-4894