Our Services

We carry the following items in our Portland, Oregon locations: mastectomy bras, breast prosthesis, and lymphedema garments. Begin to feel like...

Audiology

Au-di-ol-o-gists: Audiologists are the primary health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss and balance disorders in adults and children. (American Academy of Audiology)

Balance and vestibular conditions therapy

Besides hearing, the ear provides a sense of balance. If the inner ear, or vestibule, is affected by any of a variety of disorders, a person may...

Breast Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction

Breast cancer screening: Saves Lives Get the facts, risk factors and screening options. Schedule a mammogram Learn...

Breastfeeding consultations

Consultations are private and last from 30 to 90 minutes and are covered by most insurance plans. Prenatal consultations: A private appointment...

Breast-pump rentals

All products carried in our stores have been selected for their high quality. The full range of products available makes this the only place you'll...

Cancer Center lending libraries

Knowledge about cancer helps patients and their loved ones as they navigate diagnosis, treatment and recovery. For patients and families,...

Career exploration days

Career exploration days are designed for community organizations with their students’ interest in mind. Adult chaperones from the requesting...

Career highlights and registration

Career Highlights are offered throughout the school year. Each is a small (30 to 40 students), three-hour class focusing...

Clinical trials, heart

Clinical trials are research studies in which people help doctors and researchers find ways to improve health care. Each study tries to answer...

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy enables your doctor to examine the lining of your colon (large intestine) for abnormalities by inserting a flexible tube as thick as your finger into your anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and colon.

Continuing Medical Education

Providence Portland Medical Center is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CPAP and BiPAP units and supplies

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is treatment provided by a machine that the patient wears at night or when sleeping. It is the most...

Drop-in child care

My Little Waiting Room offers a fun, safe, drop-in child care environment for children whose families are tending to medical appointments or...

Gift shop

Our gift shops welcome guests in the lobby of many of our hospitals. Our teams of volunteers and staff are ready to assist you with a wide range of...

Grief support groups

Bereavement support groups consist of sharing your experiences coping with grief as well as learning about the grieving process from a trained...

Informational interviews

Small groups of students, usually numbering from five to 10 students, meet with a Providence professional for an hour to discuss their career...

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy is a specialized form of 3D-CRT that allows radiation to better conform to fit the tumor.

Intraoperative MRI (IMRI)

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is home to the world’s most advanced operating suite for brain tumors. With intraoperative magnetic...

LDR brachytherapy

LDR involves the longer placement of the temporary or permanent radiation sources into the tumor area, such as a prostate seed implant, with the radiation dose delivered over several days or months.

Lung cancer screening

Watch a video featuring Dr. Michael Skokan, pulmonologist, describing the need for lung cancer screening. Information provided in part by Lung...

Medical Records Authorizations

Providence Health & Services provides access to medical records from our hospitals and other medical facilities in Oregon to patients and their authorized representatives.

Midwifery

Providence understands selecting a provider is a very personal choice, especially when it comes to delivering your children. The relationship created with your care provider throughout your prenatal and delivery experience can last a lifetime. That’s why Providence offers midwifery and obstetrics options to fit your personal care preferences.

Midwifery Care

At Providence, we understand no two women are alike – and no two pregnancies are alike. We offer care, support, information and preparation personalized to you, your pregnancy and your birth plan. Our care is tailored to the birth experience you want – tightly coordinating prenatal, labor and delivery and postpartum care.

Multiple sleep latency testing

This test measures how long it takes you to fall asleep. It also determines whether you enter REM sleep. If a multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) is...

Music-thanatology

Prescriptive music, also known as Music-thanatology, can provide comfort and relaxation at any point during treatment of a terminal illness, such as during the removal of life support, while a person is on comfort care, during periods of anxiety, intense pain, or sleeplessness or when a person is having difficulty breathing.

Neonatal long-term EEG monitoring with video

A diagnostic test called an electroencephalogram, or EEG, can help determine if a patient is having seizures. An EEG is a test that records...

Neuro biplane catheterization lab

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and Providence Portland Medical Center are homes to highly advanced cranial procedure labs. In these labs,...

Neuro Urology/Rehab

Neuro urology rehabilitation is provided by physical therapists who work with male and female patients who have fecal and urinary incontinence.

Newborn and neonatal surgery

We provide consultation, diagnosis and treatment for children with surgical needs, including neonatal surgery and surgery for congenital anomalies....

Newborn care services with NICU care

Should you need us, we have the largest neonatal intensive care unit in the northwest. Many of the infants in the NICU are born prematurely and...

NICU graduate appointments

Babies who were born very pre-term or who were very sick at birth are at increased risk for developmental problems. When delays in development are...

Nissen fundoplication

Fundoplication surgery is the most common surgery used to treat GERD and is usually performed by a general surgeon. This surgery can also repair a hiatal hernia. 

Non-invasive vascular screenings

Vascular diseases are known as “silent killers” because they often strike without warning. They are life-threatening diseases of the veins and...

Nuclear medicine

Nuclear medicine scans use a special camera (gamma) to take pictures of tissues and organs in the body after a radioactive tracer (radionuclide or...

Oncology nurse navigator

An oncology nurse navigator is an oncology certified nurse (OCN) who provides  education for each cancer patient concerning their individual...

Oncology social work

Oncology social workers assess the needs of cancer patients. They can facilitate communication with the health care team, provide emotional support...

Online childbirth education classes

Providence offers online childbirth education programs to be done in the comfort of your own home. These are ideal for women whose schedules...

Pediatric epilepsy monitoring

Pediatric epilepsy monitoring (EMU) is done with video for pediatric patients who have had difficulty controlling their seizures with medication,...

Pediatric primary care

At Providence, we have a large number of family doctors and pediatricians who can care for your child from birth through their teen years. Whether...

Pediatric specialty care

When your child is sick, every decision is important. Having a pediatrician you trust is equally important. The pediatricians and pediatric nurse...

Percutaneous pinning

Some fractures require percutaneous pinning which is helpful in stabilizing unstable fractures. It involves using an X-ray to insert pins through...

Persistent pain classes

When people understand how pain really works, their pain decreases. This class is designed to help you understand how pain works in the body and brain. You will learn about what pain really is and how much your own actions and thoughts can improve your pain and help you return to your life.  

Pharmacologic nuclear scan

This is a test in which you receive an IV infusion of a medication to exercise your heart. Your heart rate, blood pressure and ECG are monitored...

PHSOR Professional Staff Bylaws, Policies and Procedures

Medical Staff Services provides support to Providence professional staff leadership and the various committees and functions of the organized...

Pleurodesis

Pleurodesis is used to prevent fluid buildup around your lungs. During this procedure, a chemical or medicine (talc or doxycycline) is put into the...

Postpartum visit at Providence Mother and Baby Clinic, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

The last step of the hospital delivery experience is for you and your baby to visit the Providence Mother and Baby Clinic, Providence St. Vincent...

Pregnancy and Parenting classes

Parenting with Providence: Are you expecting a new addition to your family? Our classes include: Childbirth Preparation Breast-feeding...

Pre-Surgery Clinic

The Pre-Surgery Clinic helps patients prepare for their surgeries before the actual day of the surgery. Our goal here is to help assure a satisfying surgical experience for the patient, patient family, surgeon and nursing staff. The staff meets with each patient to obtain and compile all of the required pre-surgery tests and documentation. 

Preventative and treatment plans for travel issues

Preparing for a journey takes planning and time. Proper planning is the best way to stay healthy during your trip. See a doctor at least six weeks...

Providence Brain and Spine Institute Clinical Research

Patient Clinical Trial Participation To be contacted about participating in a clinical trial at the Providence Brain and Spine Institute, please...

Providence Coronary Angioplasty Care Package

Providence performs more coronary angioplasties than any other health system in Oregon. That experience translates into excellent outcomes for our patients, and peace of mind for their families.

Providence OB\GYN Hosptialist

A hospitalist is a specialist in hospital medicine - a doctor whose office is the hospital itself and who focuses intensely on patient care at every stage of a person’s hospital visit.

Providence Open Heart Surgery Care Package

Providence performs more coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgeries than any other health system in Oregon.

Providence Oregon Nursing

Welcome from the Oregon Regional Chief Nursing Officer As the Interim Chief Nursing Officer for the Oregon Region of Providence St Joseph Health...

Psychiatric consultation liaison

About the service: Available to Providence Health & Services physicians and staff for hospital inpatients, both adult and adolescent. ...

Psychiatric evaluation and medication management

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems, such as depression. They provide...

Psychometric testing

During psychometric testing, you may be asked questions to understand how different parts of your brain are functioning. Commonly memory, language,...

Pull through

Endorectal soave pull through is a surgical procedure used in the treatment for Hirschsprung disease. It requires a reconstructive “pullthrough”...

Rotator cuff repair

Surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff tendon usually involves removing loose fragments of tendon, bursa and other debris from the space in the...

Sedation

Procedural sedation combines the use of local anesthesia with sedatives to relax you.

Septoplasty

Surgery to straighten the septum is called septoplasty, submucous resection of the septum, or septal reconstruction. 

Shoulder replacement surgery

Joint replacement involves surgery to replace the ends of bones in a damaged joint. This surgery creates new joint surfaces. In shoulder...

Skin tag removal

Skin tag removal is the removal of excess skin growths (skin tag) that may occur on your body.

Sleep consultations

Providing answers and treatment for your sleep problems, Providence Sleep Disorders Centers have a team of sleep experts who have diagnosed and...

Sleep studies

Sleep studies are tests that watch what happens to your body during sleep. The studies are done to find out what is causing your sleep problems....

Speakers bureau

Providence Heart and Vascular Institute is committed to providing ongoing outreach and education to various audiences including community forums,...

Steroid injections

Articular corticosteroids or steroids are medicines injected directly into a painful, inflamed joint, ligament or tendon.

Stress echo

An echocardiogram is performed immediately before and after you walk on a treadmill. During the test, your heart rate and blood pressure will be...

Sublingual cyst excision

In an excision, the infected material is drained and the cyst is removed. Because an excision is a complex procedure that requires a deeper cut...

Surgical viewings

Surgical viewings allow students to observe a surgery in real-time from an auditorium at a Providence site. Types of surgeries include Ortho Watch,...

Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest

Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest is a medical treatment used to treat patients who remain unconscious after resuscitation from...

Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT)

This radiation technique uses computers to create a 3 dimensional picture of the tumor so multiple radiation beams can be shaped to conform to the...

Thrombolytic or 'clot busting' drugs

Thrombolytic or "clot-busting" drugs offer an emergency treatment option for some people who are having a stroke. 

Thyroglossal duct excision

Treatment for a thyroglossal cyst often requires surgical removal to prevent recurrence. Before the cyst is removed, it is important that the...

Thyroid surgery

Thyroid surgery is used to treat thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, and hyperthyroidism. During this procedure, part or all of the thyroid gland is removed. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of the neck.

Travel health screening and risk assessment

Check with a travel medicine clinic at least six weeks before traveling so that you'll have time for immunizations and other health precautions that may need to be done in advance. Better yet, talk to your doctor as soon as you know you will be traveling.

Travel prescriptions

International travel is an exciting and potentially dangerous endeavor. Travelers will encounter different public health standards and environmental conditions while away from home, and these can lead to illness. If you are going abroad, Providence Traveler's Services can help you plan a safe and healthy trip.

Travel vaccinations

Before you travel, you should be aware of any needed immunizations or medicines, disease outbreaks, food and water precautions and any other...

Ventricular-assist device

A VAD is a mechanical heart pump that is surgically implanted in the body. The device helps a weak heart by pumping blood for the heart. A tiny...