Please Welcome Nurse Practitioner Alison Berardino to the Office!

She is accepting new patients and is here for your urgent care needs. We are happy to have her!

Originally from Florida Alison moved with her family to Oregon in 2015. She started her medical career in 2001 working in the hospital setting as an RN. Her primary focus being in pediatrics, working in the NICU, postpartum and newborn nursery. She went on to obtain her Masters Degree in Nursing in 2015, from the University of South Florida in Tampa.  She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She cares for all ages with a focus on disease prevention. Click here to read her full bio.

Covid-19 Vaccine Information- New Booster recommendations

There are new booster recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. Please visit the link below for more information. A 4th booster is now recommended for everyone 50 yrs or older 4 months after the 3rd dose.

Click here for information on who should get an additional vaccine.

Get Vaccinated and Stay Up to Date

A person is fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving all recommended doses in the primary series of their COVID-19 vaccination.

A person is up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination if they have received all recommended doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible. Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time.

Free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests

You do not need an order or prescription from a doctor to get the free at home tests.

Free at-home COVID 19 tests. No shipping costs and you don't need to enter a credit card number.

Click here to visit COVIDTEST.GOV to request your test.

Americans with private insurance can buy home tests online or in stores and have them paid for at the time of purchase, or get reimbursed by submitting a claim to their insurer. If you have to submit a claim to be reimbursed you should be able to find a claim form on your insurer's website. Save your receipts.

The tests should not be subject to copays or deductibles. Insurers may set up a network of preferred stores, pharmacies and online retailers. You could still buy tests outside that network, but insurers may not reimburse you up to the full cost of the test. You should contact your plan to find out if they provide direct coverage, or if claims must be submitted.

Medicare covers at no charge Covid-19 testing done in a lab when ordered by a medical professional. Those enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans should check with their insurers to see if the costs of the home tests will be covered.

OHA launches website, hotline for COVID-19-positive people

New services, which allow people to report positive tests and get info on isolation and quarantine.

People using the new Positive COVID Test website and COVID-19 Case Support Hotline, 866-917-8881, can complete an online survey linked from the web portal to report their positive case, or get help completing the survey through the hotline. They can also get information on isolation and other ways to keep themselves and those around them safe while they recover.

Click here to go to the Positive COVID Test website.

Most Children and All Teens Can Get COVID-19 Vaccines

CDC recommends everyone ages 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19.

Click here for more information

Additional COVID Vaccine and Office Safety Information

Click here to read a letter from Dr. Copperman regarding the COVID 19 vaccine- Update.

The office is a safe place! Click here for information about the safety updates made to South Hilyard Clinic.

Click here for frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine in Oregon

Click here for general Vaccine information from Lane County Public Health.

Exciting news for our Medicare Part B patients:

South Hilyard Clinic is proud to announce it has been chosen to participate in Medicare’s newest alternative payment model "Primary Care First". Your Medicare benefits are not changing, and this program is only intended to enhance the care you receive.The goal of this model is to reduce Medicare spending by preventing avoidable inpatient hospital admissions, and improve quality and access to care for all beneficiaries, particularly those with complex chronic conditions and serious illness.
For years South Hilyard Clinic has been certified by the state of Oregon as a Patient Centered Primary Care Home. The addition of Primary Care First is another effort to fulfill a vision for better health, better care and lower costs for all Oregonians.

Click here for more information about Primary Care First.

Telemedicine Visits Now Offered

Please call the office at 541-687-8581 to inquire about an appointment. Your provider will be able to see you and talk with you in the safety of your home. These virtual visits will be billed.

Click here for complete instructions on setting up your "Go to Meeting" telemedicine visit.

For some telemedicine visits you will need to download the "Go to Meeting" app on your electronic device.

https://www.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join-meeting

Click here to read about additional steps we are taking to safeguard your health and ours while dealing with the COVID epidemic.

Basic Protective Measures Against the Coronavirus

Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others, especially the elderly. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

Wear your mask!- Masks are a simple barrier to help prevent your respiratory droplets from reaching others.

Wash your hands frequently- Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with soap and warm water, and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth- Your hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth and enter your body.

Maintain social distancing- Try to keep at least 6 feet between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. If you are too close, you can breath in the droplets that may contain viruses.

Practice respiratory hygiene- Make sure you, and the people around you cover their mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing. If using a tissue dispose of immediately.

If you have a fever (over 101 degrees), cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you feel you should be seen by a medical provider call in advance.

Click on the link below for more local current information regarding COVID-19

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Pages/emerging-respiratory-infections.aspx

 

Do You Suffer From Seasonal Allergies?

Today's pollen count.
Click here for more information on what you can do to help with seasonal allergies.

 

Do You Have 11 Minutes, 20 Seconds to Exercise Three Times a Week?

Major advances in exercise physiology have developed in the last five years revolving around the health benefits of interval training. There are major health benefits to adding this short exercise regimen we all can make time for.

Click here to read our blog by Dr. Copperman.

Why Immunize?

At South Hilyard Clinic we believe in evidence based medicine, and evidence shows immunizations greatly reduce disease. For more information and recommended vaccine schedules please click on the links below: 

Why Vaccinate

Vaccine Schedules

Understand the Risk and Responsibilites if You Choose Not to Vaccinate

Our Future Physicians

Recently many of our patients have enjoyed meeting some new people during their visits with Dr. Copperman. Over the past few years, Dr. Copperman has become increasingly active as a mentor for third- and fourth-year medical students at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Northwest in Lebanon.

We have found it very enriching to share not only our knowledge of medicine, but also to share the immense love and appreciation we have for you, our patients. Click here to read more about the program.

South Hilyard Medical Clinic

Family physicians and nurse practitioners in Eugene, Oregon.

Our doctors, nurse practitioners and friendly staff welcome you to our South Eugene practice! We strive to offer high-quality medical care to each and every patient. The providers and staff at South Hilyard Clinic believe that all human beings have value. We found our practice on love and respect for all individuals, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, or socio-economic status. We strive to have relationships of mutual love and respect with our patients to the best of our ability.

We pay close and conscientious attention to the needs of all of our patients, medical and personal, and provide our services in the most caring and efficient manner possible.

Family Practice
Dr. Copperman started the South Hilyard family practice in 1978. In 2019 Dr. Alloway joined our team of doctors, in 2021 we welcomed Lindsey Wilson, FNP, and in 2022 Alison Berardino, NP-C joined the team.  They provide complete health care services for male and female patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly, and addresses all medical issues.