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Our Services

We offer 60 minute visits for new patients and same or next day appointments. 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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Assessment & 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 all required immunizations for children 12 months and older. 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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Our Model.

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.

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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.

Your Orchid Care Team

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Dr. Tia Cloke DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Specialty: Pediatric, Geriatric

Clinical Interests: Women’s health, Diabetes

Languages: English

Education and Certification:

Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Iowa Certified Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Biography:

Dr. Tia Cloke worked in the Diabetes Research and Clinic Programs office as a student research assistant while doing her undergrad at the University of Iowa. She worked on the DCCT/EDIC and ACCORD trials that helped shape the way that we treat people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Before returning to graduate school to become a family nurse practitioner, Dr. Cloke worked as a labor and delivery nurse for 5 years.

She has received training at several rural health clinics throughout eastern Iowa and after graduation she spent 4 years working in Internal Medicine at Great River in Keokuk and at the Community Health Centers of Southeast Iowa before moving to the McKenzie River in 2017.

In her spare time, Dr. Cloke enjoys exploring trails along the McKenzie with her husband Josh, their 8-year-old son and 6-year-old boy/girl twins, going to her sons’ baseball games, and taking family road trips to national parks.

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Kelly Davis

Patient Support Specialist

Clinical Interests: Patient Outreach

Languages: English and “Broken” Brooklyn

Biography:

Kelly received a Bachelor of Fine Art from the State University of New York at Oneonta. After graduating, she moved back to NYC where she immersed herself in the TV and Film Industry. In 2001 she moved to Portland OR and after 9/11 she decided to change her career and dive into an industry where its main focus was helping others in need. For the past 19 years, she has worked in a variety of healthcare settings as a CNA, Certified Activities Director, and Mental Health Peer Support Specialist / Social Program Director. She prides herself on bringing joy and laughter along with support and compassion to others in need, never losing sight of the importance of the human connection.

For fun, Kelly roller skates, creates art, runs an art program for kids, and spends quality time with her family, 4 cats, and dog in beautiful McKenzie Bridge OR.

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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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.

Orchid Health McKenzie River Clinic

51730 Dexter St
Blue River, OR 97413
(Across the street from the Blue River Post Office)

Phone: 541-822-3341

Email: jenny@orchidhealth.org

Hours:
M - TR: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
F: Closed

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
McKenzie River

McKenzie River at a Glance

Population: 1,906
Median Age: 47
County: Linn/Lane County

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We are hiring for the following positions:
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Location

The McKenzie River Medical Clinic is in Blue River, Oregon on Highway 126 east of Eugene/Springfield, right across the street from the Blue River Post Office. Currently, the Clinic is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am to noon, 1:00 pm to 5 pm. Our two providers are Tia Cloke, DNP, APRN, NP-C, and Joe Volpi, MD, MD. Our phone number is 541-822-3341. The Clinic is closed on Fridays.