Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.



Letter writer Claudette Naylor of Northeast Portland is an advocate for school-based health clinics.

When I served on the Reynolds School Board in the late 1990s, several of us on the board promoted the possibility of a school-based health clinic at Reynolds High School, which was resisted by the administration because of doubtful acceptance on the part of the conservative East Multnomah County community.

Some people objected because they felt the only concerns addressed were birth control.

How wrong they were.

Students were denied services like vaccinations, free sports physicals, strep throat swabs and treatment. Moving forward, many high schools in Portland and East County now have them and the valuable services they provide.

Thank you to the current Reynolds School Board and administration for their more progressive thinking to provide a school-based health clinic on campus.

Claudette Naylor of Northeast Portland

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