- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - Douglas County Public Health is closing its three rural clinics by the end of the month.

The News-Review in Roseburg reports (http://bit.ly/1KcHQmk ) that the Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday to terminate its lease for the Canyonville health clinic space. Other clinics slated to close are located in Drain and Reedsport.

The Public Health Department has lost some staff members as a result of cutbacks. Director Dawnelle Marshall says she has six nurse vacancies and her staff is down to 25 people.

Services will be offered for the last time June 25 at the Canyonville clinic. The Drain clinic’s last day will be June 26, and the Reedsport clinic’s last day will be June 30.

Roseburg nonprofit Umpqua Community Health Center is looking into contracting with the county to provide public health services.

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Information from: The News-Review, http://www.nrtoday.com

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