Welcome to University of Western States Health Center.

Exciting news – we have moved! The UWS Health Center is now located at 8000 NE Tillamook Street – Portland, Oregon.
Read more about our new location.


Complying with Phase 1 opening, we are limiting the number of staff and patient visits, but planning to expand scheduling availability over the next several weeks. Hours of operation is Monday – Friday 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

COVID-19 precautions we are taking:

  • Limiting visitors – We are limiting number of clinic staff and patients to allow appropriate social distancing throughout the clinic.
  • Daily screenings – Completing temperature checks and screening symptoms prior to arrival.
  • More disinfecting – We’ve added more time between patient visits to allow extra cleaning and disinfecting.
  • Face masks – We are requiring masking for clinic staff and patients for all clinical interactions.
  • Launching telehealth – We will soon offer limited virtual visits with clinicians to discuss services such as ergonomic workstations and home exercises.

Available clinicians are:

Monday – Dr. Kawaoka
Tuesday – Dr. Hartung
Wednesday – Dr. Bergstrom
Thursday – Dr. Davies
Friday – Dr. Ondick

COVID-19 Information

UWS, as a primary health care provider, is working to protect our patients, students, and our staff. UWS continues to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. All patients must call 503-255-6771 in advance to help determine how to best treat you and directing you to the most appropriate care. We are currently not accepting walk-in or maintenance care patients.

We currently aren’t scheduling patients who are experiencing any symptoms of:

  • Fever of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit
    • If no thermometer available, symptoms may include:
    • Headache, chills, shivering, sweating, soreness and aching, weak muscles, sore eyes & general fatigue
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • International travel
  • Close contact with others with similar symptoms

There is no specific treatment for COVID-19. There is no credible scientific evidence that chiropractic spinal adjustment/manipulation confers or boosts immunity to fight or prevent COVID-19. Most infected healthy people will recover on their own. Others will require expert guidance.

UWS and your community all need to work together in avoiding unnecessary travel and contact with one another. Whenever possible, please stay home. UWS does not have the materials for COVID-19 testing. We will continue to monitor and update our clinical protocols per Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) directives.

View resources for testing, emergency relief, uninsured patients and more.

Our approach to health care is to consider the patient as a whole person, instead of simply addressing symptoms. We take the time to learn about each patient through an assessment of health status, history, personal priorities and preferences. This allows our providers to offer personalized recommendations to enhance overall health and wellness, as well as target specific concerns and conditions. Our motto is “for the good of the patient” and we take it to heart.

The UWS Health Center promotes healing through conservative methods rather than aggressive or invasive treatments. We instruct and support our patients in a variety of wellness strategies to actively optimize treatment and help them become empowered advocates for their personal health.

Our Services

  • Chiropractic care
  • Clinical laboratory studies
  • Digital x-ray studies
  • Health histories and consultations
  • Injured workers’ compensation care
  • Massage therapy
  • Motor vehicle accident care
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Physical examinations
  • Physiological therapeutics
  • Postural and biomechanical assessments
  • Sports medicine
  • Stabilizing orthotics
  • Therapeutic exercise and self-care instruction
  • Trigger point therapy

Hours and Location

We hope to see you at our new location: 8000 NE Tillamook Street, Portland, Oregon 97213

Phone: 503-255-6771

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.