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Our Services

We offer 60 minute visits for new patients and same-day or next-day appointments for acute visits. Call now to schedule your initial visit!

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Prevention & Wellness

Prevention & Wellness

Educational counseling, physical exams, and whole-person care.

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Assesment & Treatment

Injury treatment, general illness, chronic disease management and referrals to specialty care.

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Diagnostic Testing

In-house testing for pregnancy, strep throat, influenza, urinalysis, blood glucose, and overnight lab results for most other labs.

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Immunizations

We offer immunizations for all ages. Click below to see our full list.

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Behavioral Health

Your mental and behavioral health is just as important to overall wellness as your physical health. Our primary care providers are trained to assess your full health, and our behavioral health specialist is available if you would like to discuss any emotional and/or behavioral needs in more detail.

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Our Story.

Orchid Health was founded with the mission of solving the problems and inefficiencies of modern American healthcare, and to make sure that no patient or community lacked access due to the current system. Our founders, Orion Falvey and Oliver Alexander spent years working with a number of Oregon’s top healthcare policy leaders, primary care providers, and most importantly community members themselves in order to improve the health and well-being of all patients and to create a model of health care based on quality, compassion, and innovation.

OUR MODEL

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Exceptional Patient Experience.

Our goal is for our patients to feel listened to, have enough time to ask necessary questions, and be able to discuss what’s most important to them with their provider. In order to accomplish this we offer hour long initial visits and 30 minute follow up visits. Additionally we understand the need for accessible primary and urgent care when a health concern arises, which is why we offer same-day visits (by appointment) and expedited new patient visits. In order to continuously improve the experience our patients receive, we constantly ask for feedback and involve patients in our decision making process.

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Insurance

Orchid Health is proud to accept most major health insurance plans, including the Oregon Health Plan and most Medicare plans.

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Pricing

At Orchid, we believe you deserve quality healthcare, no matter what. Anyone can be an Orchid patient, whether or not you have insurance. We have many flexible options available to make our care accessible.

We offer a sliding scale program. Review our pricing + apply for the program. If you don’t qualify for our sliding scale program, please review our set cash pay pricing.

Please call us with any questions! We’re happy to walk you through our process.

Note: Note: Orchid Health cannot accept cash payments from Medicaid or Medicare patients in lieu of insurance billing. The cash price services listed are covered by Medicaid and Medicare if your are a Medicaid or Medicare beneficiary.

Student Pricing

No student will be turned away due to ability to pay. We welcome ALL students, and accept most insurance including the Oregon Health Plan. If you don’t have insurance, don’t worry – we will still see you. Learn more here.

Students between the ages of 12 and 19 who visit the SBHC may be asked to complete an anonymous survey after their visit. The survey asks about the student’s satisfaction and experience at the SBHC, as well as some general questions about their physical and mental health status. Students can refuse to take the survey and this will not affect their ability to get care at the SBHC. To see a copy of the survey, please go to the “SBHC Data Requirements” link from http://healthoregon.org/sbhc. If you have questions about the survey, please contact the SBHC State Program Office at sbhc.program@state.or.us.

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Your Orchid Care Team

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Micah Bicker

PA-C

Specialty: Family Medicine

Clinical Interests: Diabetes

Languages: English

Biography:

Micah grew up in small towns in the Midwest, most notably in Kansas. He did his undergraduate training in Biology/Chemistry at Washburn University and has a degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Wichita State University. He's worked in Family Practice – primarily in rural settings as well as ER medicine and in Urgent Care. He enjoys the broad scope of Family Practice and is glad to be working with patients of all ages and complexity. Micah has special interests and experience working with patients who have diabetes and all it entails. Micah moved to Oregon in July 2017. Micah stays busy exploring all there is to do in the area, including hiking, kayaking, eating, attending live theater and other events, and sharing much of it with family and friends.

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Jennifer Checkis

Behavioral Health Clinician & Program Supervisor

Biography:

Jennifer Checkis, LCSW has spent her career providing individual, group, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy interventions, systems theory, solution-focused problem-solving techniques, and parent effectiveness training.

She uses play therapy, skill-building and emotional processes while coordinating care with school systems and medical and community professionals to ensure patients receive comprehensive treatment services. Jennifer provides family therapy to facilitate collaborative problem solving, parent effectiveness training and education regarding child development.

Jennifer enjoys relating to a children’s experiences and viewing the entire family system as an integral part of their growth and development. Jennifer is honored to serve the families in the community and looks forward to working with new patients.

When not at work Jennifer can be found gardening, touring around or hiking to beautiful waterfalls, or doing spontaneous things with her 2 young adult sons. Jennifer is also an animal fan and enjoys spending time with her 3 dogs and 2 cats.

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Laura Edwards

Behavioral Health Consultant, Licensed Professional Counselor

Specialty:Integrated Behavioral Health Care

Clinical Interests: Solution-focused therapy, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy, Motivational interviewing, Mindfulness techniques

Languages: English

Education and Certification:

BA Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage
MS Clinical Psychology University of Alaska Anchorage
Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon

Biography:

Laura was born and raised in Anchorage Alaska. She spent her practicum and internship working with low income clients and college students before moving to Oregon in 2010. For the past 7 years she has worked in an integrated healthcare setting with inpatient and outpatient populations of individuals struggling with mental health challenges.

Her passion is finding what makes each individual function optimally and working with them to develop strategies to maintain their optimum balance. Outside of work Laura enjoys running, hiking, walking and yoga as well as spending time with her family.

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Emily Hambleton

RN

Clinical Interests: Preventative Care, Life-long health planning

Languages: English

Education and Certification:

Associates of Science in Nursing, Clackamas Community College
Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Aspen University

Biography:

Raised in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just outside of Denver, Colorado, Emily loves the outdoors. Her enjoyment of beautiful scenery brought her to the Pacific North West, where she now lives with her family and their dog, Petey.

As a fellow Estacadian, Emily is passionate about the people of Estacada. It is her goal to see them thrive emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically. She has many years of nursing experience with patients ranging from babies to over 100 years in age. She has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, which makes her familiar with many aspects of the healthcare experience. Emily strives to be a good listener, and would love to hear your medical story to help you on achieve your goals.

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Laura Montez

Physician Assistant, NCCPA Board-certified

Specialty: Pediatrics

Clinical Interests: Pediatrics, Preventative care, Urgent care, Asthma care.

Languages: English, Spanish, Sign Language, Gilbertese

Education and Certification:

Bachelor’s of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ in 1996
Master’s of Science, Physician Assistant Studies; Pacific University, Forest Grove OR, 2003

Biography:

Laura Montez PA-C grew up in Phoenix, AZ where she earned her undergraduate degree at University of Arizona. After two years in the Peace Corps in the Central Pacific, she moved to Oregon where she obtained her Master's at Pacific University's School of Physician Assistant Studies. She has worked in the areas of Pediatrics, Family Practice and Urgent Care in East County for the past 13 years.

For the past few years, she has lived in Estacada, where she is very excited about providing quality rural health to her community. When she is not working, she is involved with her kids' Scout programs, volunteers at Estacada Fire Department and cycles long distance. She is fluent in Spanish, American Sign Language and Gilbertese, and is always eager to learn more dialects.

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Andrew White

Physician Assistant, NCCPA Board-certified

Specialty: Family Medicine

Clinical Interests: Chronic Disease Management, Preventative care, Dermatology

Languages: English

Biography:

Andrew grew up in rural, Holmes County, Ohio, home to the world’s largest Amish population. He did most of his undergraduate training at The Ohio State University. He and his wife moved to the Portland area where he ultimately earned his bachelor’s from the University of Western States. He then completed his formal education at Pacific University where he earned his master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies.

He enjoys the broad scope of family medicine and is looking forward to returning to a rural community to practice. Having studied chiropractic medicine for a number of years prior to PA school, Andrew has an interest in the roles that diet and lifestyle play in our overall health. He also has a special interest in dermatologic conditions and end-of- life care.

Andrew and his wife moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2010 and, along with their three children, now consider it home. They enjoy being involved in their local church and can often be found hiking, backpacking and doing other outdoor activities. On more leisurely days he can also be found playing keyboard and enjoying the local food and coffee culture.

Leadership Team

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Jennifer Checkis

Behavioral Health Clinician & Program Supervisor

Biography:

Jennifer Checkis, LCSW has spent her career providing individual, group, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy interventions, systems theory, solution-focused problem-solving techniques, and parent effectiveness training.

She uses play therapy, skill-building and emotional processes while coordinating care with school systems and medical and community professionals to ensure patients receive comprehensive treatment services. Jennifer provides family therapy to facilitate collaborative problem solving, parent effectiveness training and education regarding child development.

Jennifer enjoys relating to a children’s experiences and viewing the entire family system as an integral part of their growth and development. Jennifer is honored to serve the families in the community and looks forward to working with new patients.

When not at work Jennifer can be found gardening, touring around or hiking to beautiful waterfalls, or doing spontaneous things with her 2 young adult sons. Jennifer is also an animal fan and enjoys spending time with her 3 dogs and 2 cats.

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Orion Falvey

Co-founder, Executive-director

Biography:

A graduate of the University of Oregon Business School, Orion has served as a consultant for several local businesses, was named the 2013 Oregon Student Impact Entrepreneur of the Year by Portland State University, and was awarded as a Freeman Fellow while working on a healthcare project in Cambodia. His passion for improving the healthcare system stems from his experiences growing up in a rural Alaska, and the opportunity for large-scale positive impact.

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Jennifer Harris

Clinic Manager

Biography:

Jennifer is a native Oregonian who grew up in a community much like Estacada. After working for over 20 years in large healthcare systems, she is excited to have joined Orchid Health where she can bring her experience to have a direct impact to the community in a more personal way. Her passion is for enhancing the patient experience through improving processes, eliminating obstacles to care, and building quality healthcare teams.

When she's not working, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, dancing, and loves basketball. Jennifer and her daughter often give back to the community by volunteering serving meals and other community service projects.

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Bill Roller

Billing & Administrative Director

Biography:

Before joining Orchid he has worked in many various roles within Community Health Clinics and also more recently an insurance organization. Hobbies include, bowling, hiking and generally being outdoors. He has a love for dogs.

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Vikki Whittum

HR Director

Biography:

Vikki is a human resources professional who enjoys traditional HR practices and also gets really excited about building and sustaining great company culture through support and training(s) focusing on healthy professional communication, understanding our differences are what make us all fabulous, and how to effectively communicate with a variety of different communication styles. Her passion is working closely with all team members to promote success for all.

Vikki balances her working life with plenty of fun times with her husband Tony... refurbishing furniture, riding motorcycles and traveling, as well as, spending time with their collection of oddball dogs and really cool adult sons who live in the Portland area.

Estacada Clinic

Orchid Health Wade Creek Clinic
535 NE 6th Ave
Estacada, OR 97023
(Located in the Estacada High School parking lot)

Phone: 503-630-8550

Fax: 503-630-8551

Email: jenniferharris@orchidhealth.org

Hours:
M - T: 8am-7pm
W - F: 8am-5pm

Appointments can be made by calling the clinic during these hours. In the case of an emergency, please dial 911.

*If you are requesting a prescription refill, please call your pharmacy who will contact us to refill your prescription. Please allow us up to 72 hours to fill your prescription.

Welcome to
Estacada

Estacada at a Glance

Population: 3,085 (2010 U.S. Census)
Motto: 'Close to everything...but away from it all.'
County: Clackamas

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Location

Located in Mt. Hood Territory, Estacada has the Mt. Hood National Forest and Clackamas River recreation area as its backyard, and is only a 45 minute drive to downtown Portland. The city is know for it's thriving arts culture, friendly downtown shops, local farmers market, and abundant outdoor recreation opportunities. The Estacada High School was recently ranked a top high school by US News and World Report. For more information visit the Chamber of Commerce's website.

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