Patient and Family Advisory Council

Join The Portland Clinic's Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC)

If you’ve ever wished you could advocate for health care improvements, share your insights and experiences, and collaborate productively on solutions, now’s your chance. The Portland Clinic has openings for more volunteers on our Patient and Family Advisory Councils.

What is the Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC)?

The Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) is a forum for The Portland Clinic’s leadership and patients to collaborate to improve clinic performance and the overall health care experience for all.

Seeking new PFAC members

We are currently seeking new members to join the PFAC. As a council member, you’ll meet virtually twice a year, for one hour, to share your thoughts with our local branch manager, physicians, and social workers.

As a member, you can help us by:

  • Advocating for improvement
  • Sharing insights and experiences in productive ways
  • Collaborating on solutions
  • Enhancing the health care experience for all
  • Respecting diversity and differing opinions
  • Speaking candidly in a group

Below is a list of our locations in need of new members:

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, our PFAC meetings will continue to be held virtually for the foreseeable future.

How to join the PFAC

If you are a current patient or a family member/caregiver of a patient, we would appreciate you joining the PFAC. After filling out an application, a member of our care team will contact you with further details.

When our patients and leaders come together, we always discover new ways to improve service for everyone. If you’d like to be part of that, let us know by applying to join our Patient and Family Advisory Council.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Heiney, population health manager, by calling 503-221-0161, ext. 2855.