Care Essentials Hawthorne

Our clinic offers many ways to get personalized care that fits your life, including same-day and next-day appointments, as well as select labs and tests. Ask your provider for more details.

Same-day prescription delivery is available for members seen at Care Essentials. Some restrictions apply. Ask your provider for more details.

Open every day, 9am–7pm

Book now
Care Essentials Hawthorne clinic waiting room

A part of Kaiser Permanente

Care Essentials is part of your Kaiser Permanente care team — connected to one another, and you, through our electronic health records. The clinic is an additional care option to your primary care provider, staffed by a multidisciplinary team to help with minor illnesses and injuries, vaccines, injections, and lab work.

Map showing Hawthorne Clinic location

Located in the heart of SE Portland

3060 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 1
Portland, OR 97214 503-403-4100

Designed to help you thrive by meeting you where you are. Care Essentials Hawthorne clinic is located in the Hawthorne neighborhood — right on the 14 bus line. Free on-street parking is available around the clinic.

Get directions
Child running across a bridge in the woods, Woman listening to her pregnant partner's belly

What we treat

Minor illnesses
and injuries

  • Cold, cough, flu
  • Ear, nose, throat ailments
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Minor burns, cuts, bruises, scrapes
  • Minor foreign body removal
  • Minor nosebleeds
  • Sprains, strains, muscle tears
  • Stitch and staple removal
  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted illness
  • Urinary tract and bladder infections
  • Wound care


  • Acne
  • Actinic keratosis (solar keratosis)
  • Fungal infections
  • Lice
  • Minor psoriasis
  • Poison oak and ivy
  • Rashes
  • Skin irritations and infections
  • Sties
  • Sunburn
  • Swimmer’s itch

Women’s and children’s health

  • Birth control injections
  • Gynecological issues and infections
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Sport, school, camp physicals
  • Well-child visits
  • Wellness exams and Pap smears

Preventive visits and checkups

  • Asthma care and nebulizer treatment
  • High blood pressure monitoring and treatment
  • Lifestyle coaching
  • Motion sickness treatment
  • Routine checkups and physicals
  • Routine vaccinations
  • Smoking and nicotine addiction
  • Weight and obesity management

We do not provide specialized, emergency, or urgent care. If you are looking for other care options, go to kp.org/getcare or call us at 855-235-0491.

Frequently asked questions

What is Care Essentials?

Care Essentials by Kaiser Permanente is a group of convenient care clinics that provide nonemergency and preventive health services. Kaiser Permanente members pay only their office visit cost share. Nonmembers pay $165 for all but add-on services.

When are Care Essentials clinics open?

Care Essentials clinics are open every day from 9am–7pm.

How do Care Essentials clinics differ from urgent care clinics?

Care Essentials clinics:

  • Treat nonemergency health care needs, including minor illnesses (such as colds, flu, or strep) and injuries (such as minor cuts, burns, or sprains)
  • Provide preventive services, including checkups, vaccinations, and some lab and diagnostic testing

On the other hand, urgent care clinics:

  • Treat illnesses and injuries that are not life-threatening but require care within 24 hours when you can’t see your personal doctor
  • Typically offer on-site X-ray and imaging services

Do I need an appointment, or can I just walk in?

For quicker access to care, we recommend making an appointment by booking online at kp.org or calling 855-235-0491 (TTY 711).

You’re welcome to walk in any time during business hours to schedule an appointment in person, though the next available appointment might be later in the day or the following day.

Who will treat me during my appointment?

Every Care Essentials clinic is staffed by Kaiser Permanente board-certified physician assistants (PAs) and advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs), who will care for you during your visit. In some cases, you may be seen by a physician (MD).

I’m not sure Care Essentials provides the treatment or services I need. What can I do?

If you need treatment for a condition that is not listed, call us at 855-235-0491. If we can’t treat you, we will recommend another resource. You can also visit kp.org/getcare to find a specialist or other facility near you.

Do you treat children at Care Essentials?

Yes! Care Essentials welcomes patients of all ages. We treat children for a full range of needs, including ear infections, pink eye, bug bites, rashes, minor cuts, and urinary tract infections.

Do you offer treatment via phone or video?

Not at Care Essentials, but Kaiser Permanente does.
Get care by phone or video visit ›
Try an e-visit ›

Can I receive treatment at a Care Essentials clinic if I’m not a Kaiser Permanente member?

Absolutely. We provide high-quality, convenient care, whether you have Kaiser Permanente coverage or not. We welcome members and nonmembers alike and accept self-pay and all commercial health insurance plans. Before your appointment, we recommend checking with your insurance provider to confirm your coverage and eligibility.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept many major credit and debit cards, including health savings account (HSA) cards. Unfortunately, we can’t accept checks, cash, or money orders.

Do I need to pay for my service or treatment at the time of my appointment?

We’d appreciate that. But if you can’t pay at the time of service, we’ll send you a bill.

I’m a Kaiser Permanente member. How much will my appointment cost me?

Members pay only their office visit cost share.

Do you accept Medicare?

We accept Original Medicare (fee-for-service) and Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage. If your Medicare Advantage health plan is not through Kaiser Permanente, you’ll need to seek care with your assigned provider.

Do you accept Medicaid?

We accept Medicaid Open Card and Kaiser Permanente Medicaid members. If your Medicaid health plan is not through Kaiser Permanente, you’ll need to seek care with your assigned provider.

Do you accept other insurance plans besides Kaiser Permanente?

Yes. We accept all commercial health insurance plans, and as a courtesy to you, we will submit your bill to your insurance provider. We ask for a $25 payment at the time of the visit to cover likely copay or non-covered costs and will bill you for any balance that your insurance provider does not pay. We recommend contacting your insurance provider to confirm your coverage and eligibility before seeing us.

Care Essentials is also part of the First Choice Health PPO network. If you have access to the First Choice Health PPO network through your health plan, you can get treatment at Care Essentials for in-network rates, typically an office visit copay.

Search for Care Essentials at www.fchn.com and contact your insurance provider to confirm eligibility.

Ready to schedule an appointment?

If you’re experiencing a medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. Care Essentials does not provide emergency care.