Welcome to Asher Community Health Center!

Welcome to Asher Community Health Center!

Welcome to Asher Community Health Center!Welcome to Asher Community Health Center!Welcome to Asher Community Health Center!

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First things first....

Information about Asher Community Health Center

"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

Click to read Privacy Policy

Fossil location, Asher Community Health Center

Fossil location, Asher Community Health Center

Medication Pick Up – New Policy

Important Notice

For many years, Asher CHC has provided a helpful service to our local communities: 

on Tuesdays & Thursdays, Murrays Drugs delivers select prescription medications to Asher for patients to be able to pick up in Fossil. This program is fully funded by Asher CHC, but is offered as a free service to the local populace. (And to participate, the patient must request this free service.)

However, for the patients scheduled in the afternoon hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, there has been a substantial negative impact due to the corresponding ‘rush’ to pick up medications.  To be able to continue providing the medication delivery service, it must fit within providing high quality patient care.

As a result, Asher began notifying patients in December 2019 that the medication pick-up hours would be changing. We apologize for any inconvenience, but believe all would agree—providing excellent care to the patients scheduled to be seen at the clinic must be the priority. And we want to thank everyone for their help and understanding! 

Please be advised, beginning January 2, 2020, the new hours for 

medication pick up at Asher CHC will be:

  • 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on Monday thru Thursday, and
  • 8:30 am to 12:00 noon on Fridays 




Three Locations To Serve You


Fossil Clinic: Monday through Friday

Spray Clinic: Wednesday & Friday

Mitchell School Based Health Center: Tuesday & Thursday



 Full dental Services (X-ray, examinations, restorations, crowns, dentures, oral hygiene) are available at the Fossil and Mitchell clinics.  

 Asher Dental Services (ADS) contracts with dentists to provide our part-time dental services.  No dentists reside in Wheeler County so all come in from out of the area: Portland and Redmond.  

ADS also employs a part-time hygienist, that travels here from Sisters.  

As all of these out-of-area staff have other commitments, the days of operation vary from site to site.  Generally, services are available in Fossil weekly and in Mitchell twice a month.  

Please call for an appointment at 541-763-2725. 


Additional services for A Healthy Community

When you choose us, you join a community. We work not just with you but with other members of our community to build a network of people working together for a healthier world. 


 To reach the Advice Nurse after Clinic hours: Call 541-763-2725 and follow the prompts for "Advice Nurse" ~ (if you have a medical emergency, call 9-1-1)

Sliding Scale Fee Schedule

Asher CHC offers a Sliding Scale to our clients. Please click the download button below to access the form (2 pages).

SlidingFeeScale_2019_2 pgs (pdf)


Asher Community Health Center In The News

There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us.  To learn even more, Click the button below to take a look at some of the news media releases about ACHC and our activities!

Asher Community Health Center ~ Suggestion Box!

  Do you have ideas about how we can improve our services and care?  

Things we could do better? A problem we should know about?


Or do you want to tell us about something you like, 

or give a special 'shout out' of praise, or a 'Thank You"?

We would really like to hear from you! 


Please send us your Suggestions or Comments!

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