Biggs Street extension has begun

We are pleased to report that work has begun on the Biggs Street extension between NW 59th and NW 60th, adjacent to our Samaritan Treatment and Recovery Services Center project now underway. During the road construction, we kindly ask our neighbors who use the Agate Beach Neighborhood and Dog Park […]

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C-STARS Project Update and Arborist Recommendation

We are pleased to report that all city permits have been secured and site work is now underway at the site of the future Samaritan Treatment and Recovery Services adult residential and outpatient center. Remodeling of the existing building at 5840 NW Biggs St. and construction of added space will […]

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Construction begins in August

Contractors for Lincoln County’s new substance use disorder residential recovery center will install a temporary construction fence around the 5840 NW Biggs property on Wednesday, August 2. Within the next couple of weeks, you can expect to see contractors doing site preparation work so that construction can begin. The target […]

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Fall Street Reservoir Project

What is the Fall Street Reservoir Project? Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital (the Hospital) is a community-based, 25-bed critical access hospital serving residents and visitors of Depoe Bay, Newport, Toledo, Waldport, and Yachats. The Hospital is working to develop a seismically resilient water supply source to ensure the hospital stays functional […]

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Saxton retires after 20 years of service

Bonnie Saxton and Aimee Thompson Special thanks to Bonnie Saxton who retired from the Pacific Communities Health District Board of Directors after 20 years of service. Bonnie had been an elected member of the Pacific Communities Health District Board of Directors since 2003. She moved to Lincoln County with her […]

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Designs created for Samaritan Treatment and Recovery Services facility

Portland-based Clark Kjos Architects has created architectural renderings for the Samaritan Treatment and Recovery Services facility in Newport. These renderings are the product of the schematic design phase, which is the first phase of the design process. Based on input from people with lived experience and other stakeholders, the architects […]

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Samaritan Treatment & Recovery Services for Lincoln County

A residential treatment facility for substance use disorder  Who this serves: Adults 18+ with substance use disorder from across Oregon, with priority to residents of Lincoln County. We expect to serve 200 residential patients and 600 outpatients each year. As a nonprofit health care provider, Samaritan Pacific Health Services doesn’t […]

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Emergency Water Supply Grant Submitted

To ensure that water is available to the hospital should we experience a major Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) seismic event, the Pacific Communities Health District has submitted an application for a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant.

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About the Pacific Communities Health District


The Pacific Communities Health District (District) is a political subdivision of the State of Oregon under Chapter 440, Oregon Revised Statutes.

The District’s mission is to:

  • Provide clinically related diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services on an inpatient or outpatient basis;
  • Provide outreach programs in health care education, health care research and patient care;
  • Serve as a resource for health care providers in the District; and
  • Promote the physical and mental health and well-being of District residents.

Your new and remodeled Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital is modern, efficient and flexible enough to adapt to the rapidly changing nature of health care delivery. It will continue to provide high quality health care for decades to come for our diverse coastal community.