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Facilitating the delivery of health & community services in North Tillamook County by encouraging collaborative partnership and stewardship of public resources.


Currently, the District’s Upper Campus includes the Care Center, The Health Center and Pharmacy, and the decaying former hospital building.  


Demolition of the former hospital plus relocation of the Health Center to the Lower Campus creates the opportunity to re-purpose property for workforce housing.

Renovate and modernize the Nehalem Valley Care Center

The Care Center is a state licensed 50-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Wheeler, operated by Canyon Wren Consulting.

It is the only skilled nursing and long term care facility between Astoria and Newport.

Plan and Construct Workforce Housing

The District plans to construct a state-of-the-art health center & pharmacy facility on its Lower Campus to meet the needs of our growing and aging population.


The facility will be operated by the Nehalem Bay Health Center & Pharmacy (formerly Rinehart Clinic & Pharmacy) which has provided healthcare services at its current location on the District’s Upper Campus for nearly 40 years.

Construct a new state-of-the-art health center & pharmacy

Link to the documents:

Health District Board schedules Annual Budget Hearing for June 14, 2023


During its regular meeting on May 10, 2023 the board of the Nehalem Bay Health District expressed its profound sadness over the recent death of Jeff Slamal, the Health District’s chief executive officer.

Health District Board Praises Service of Jeff Slamal


Improving health care close to home, providing long-term senior care options, creating a path for essential worker housing.

Proposed Tillamook County Ballot Measure #29-175: FAQ


A press release about Tillamook County Ballot Measure #29-175

Nehalem Bay Health District Refers Proposed Bond Measure for Health and Senior Services


A press release from the office of Senator Jeff Merkely

The District Receives Welcome Jump Start To Develop New Health Center & Pharmacy




April 5, 2023

Nehalem Bay Health District
Special Meeting, Housing Work Session

April 13, 2023

Nehalem Bay Health District
Monthly Board Meeting

April 27, 2023

Nehalem Valley Care Center
Monthly Board Meeting

May 11, 2023

Nehalem Bay Health District
Monthly Board Meeting


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