Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc.

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Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc.

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The Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest (NARA-NW) provides integrated health, mental health, substance abuse treatment, and social services to Native American and Alaska Native people who are homeless or have low incomes.

NARA-NW has been providing services in the Portland area since 1970. NARANW primarily serves people living in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The NARA-NW community health center operates one primary health clinic, a satellite clinic within the residential substance abuse treatment center, an outpatient mental health center, an outpatient substance abuse treatment center, a residential substance abuse

Acupuncturists, Asthma, Behavioral Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Child Development Services, Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysema, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Diabetes Testing/Care, Family Planning, Flu Vaccinations, Health/Nutritional Education, Hepatitis C screening/treatment, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Labs, Medications/Prescription, Mental Health Counseling, Mental Health Services for Youth, Multidisciplinary Health Teams, Outreach, Pharmacy, Pneumococcal vaccine, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Residential, Smoking Cessation, Specialty Care, Substance Abuse Treatment, TB screening/education, Treatment of Acute Illness, Treatment of Chronic Illness, Well Child Check-ups


NARA-NW provides health, mental health and substance abuse treatment services that are culturally specific to the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native people. These services are often coupled with social services and supports that enable access to services such as case management, transportation, and housing assistance. NARANW has more than 100 staff deployed across four sites and in the community.


NARA-NW has linkages with area schools, the region’s Departments of Health, other community health centers, substance abuse treatment providers, and homeless services providers. NARA-NW also has linkages to the region’s tribes and other Urban Indian programs.


Estimated homeless population: 18,000-24,000

Patients served: 712


Northwest Medical Teams International, Inc. 

P.O. Box 10 Portland, OR 97207 

Contact: Dick Rowland 

Phone: (503) 624-1000 

Fax: (503) 624-1001


General Info


Jacqueline A. Mercer, MA, CADC II

Medical Director

Paul Gowen, MD

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Contact Info

Phone Number

(503) 224-1044

Fax Number

(503) 621-2235




Physical Address

1776 SW Madison Street
Portland, OR 97205

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