Grant, Harney, Lake, Malheur Counties
Behavioral Health Specialist
Kai Burgess Nichols, MS CADCIII QMHP
Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI)
Kai Nichols is the newest member of the Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative Team at GOBHI. Kai brings over 20 years of experience in behavioral health throughout Oregon. Kai holds a Master’s in Forensic Psychology; is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III (CADCIII) as well as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP). She also recently became a Certified Yoga Instructor. Kai grew up in the Columbia Gorge and has a particular heart for the rural and frontier areas of Oregon. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, camping, paddling the Columbia River, and traveling with her family.
Grant, Harney, & Malheur Counties
The population of Malheur county is roughly four times the population sizes of Harney and Grant counties.
- Grant and Harney counties have a lower percent depression prevalence in adults ages 65+ compared to Oregon overall.
- Harney and Malheur counties have a lower ratio of primary care physicians compared to Oregon overall. Grant County has a higher ratio compared to Oregon.
- Malheur County has a higher ratio of mental health providers compared to Oregon overall, while Harney and Grant counties have a lower ratio.
Lake County has a higher percent of adults 65+ and rural-dwelling population compared to Oregon overall.
- Lake County has a lower primary care physician ratio and mental health provider ratio compared to Oregon overall.
- Lake County has a higher percentage of adults age 65+ living alone compared to Oregon overall.
- Lake County has a lower percent depression prevalence in adults 65+ compared to Oregon overall.
Medicare Fact Sheets
- Total Medicare Beneficiaries: 41,558
- Medicare Traditional / Fee-for-Service: 37,713
- Medicare Advantage (MA): 3,845