Our History


While Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach, Oregon has been in existence for more than 60 years, Curry Health District was established in October 1983. Located in America's Wild Rivers Coast known for its mild weather, majestic scenery and myriad of recreational opportunities; the District is bounded in the north by Elk River (north of Port Orford), south by Pistol River (south of Gold Beach), and includes Agness (a 35 mile drive west along the Rogue River).

The District is a municipal corporation, a form of local government as an Oregon Special District (Health District), and derives a portion of its operating revenue from a tax base. It has been granted 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service, and as such, has the exemptions and rights that such status affords.

Curry General Hospital is the sole hospital serving Curry County, and is located in the County seat of Gold Beach, Oregon.

Curry Health District's service area covers 10 zip codes with an estimated population of 22,000. The tax district does not currently include the northern-most or southern-most portions of Curry County.

The District owns and operates:

Curry General Hospital, Gold Beach
Curry Medical Practice, Gold Beach
Curry Women's Clinic, Gold Beach
Curry Family Medical, Port Orford
Curry Medical Center (including Same Day/Urgent Care), Brookings

The District owns and operates the business, and leases the building for:

Rush Surgery Center, LLC, Brookings

The District owns:

Shore Pines Assisted Living, LLC, Gold Beach

Governing Board:

The District Governing Board is comprised of five Board Members selected through the general election process for four-year terms.


The purpose of the District is expressed in six goals:

Service: to grow services to match the various communities we serve;
Quality: to meet or exceed all National Quality standards;
Financial: to produce sustainable growth;
People: to assure a positive experience for all who interact with Curry Health District
Facilities: to insure our facilities are safe, accessible, attractive, and support our work
Growth: to expand services throughout Curry County