St. Charles is opening a new Family Center Clinic with a different approach. The new clinic off of Connors Avenue near the hospital opens on Wednesday. Six family practice physicians and a psychologist will staff the clinic. Jim Diegel, the CEO of St. Charles Health System says the new clinic is trying to meet the area's need for more primary care doctor in a unique way. “And so by imbedding a psychologist in the clinic, if they are identified with a behavior or mental health need, they can actually right there in the moment, have a psychologist available to work with the patient.” By combining medical and mental health doctors in the same location, they are better able to meet patient's needs in one location. St. Charles runs family care clinics in Prineville, Redmond, Sisters and Bend.