ELMIRA, OR (JUN., 2021) - Orchid Health celebrated its grand opening on the Elmira High School Campus with city and school officials and the Chamber of Commerce on June 17th. Their award-winning health care officially opens to the Veneta Fern Ridge communities this week.
"The [Fern Ridge School] District has been collaborating with Orchid Health for over a year on this School Based-Community Health Clinic project,” says Gary Carpenter, Superintendent of Fern Ridge School District. “The School Board and I are excited about being a small part of assisting in bringing this tremendous resource to not only our students but the broader Fern Ridge community."
The District has been generous in partnering on the facility site development contributing financial support and will serve as a close partner in ensuring students, teachers, staff, and parents have a quality, local option for their healthcare needs. As a school-based health clinic, Orchid Health offers free pediatric and mental health care to students of the district.
“We’re excited to join the already vibrant communities surrounding Fern Ridge in helping provide access to care and resources to those in need,” says clinic manager Bob Colabianchi.
Orchid Health’s effort to support their community in times of crisis won them the Oregon Office of Rural Health’s Oregon Rural Health Hero of the Year Award.
“We’re focused on local care, local hiring, and local partnership,” co-founder and executive director Orion Falvey says, “we are excited to offer our compassionate, old fashion style health care with professional cutting edge clinical excellence to the Veneta and Elmira communities.”
Orchid Health offers comprehensive whole-person primary care (physical and mental health) and immediate care services to all ages respectfully and compassionately. They provide a professional yet local and friendly environment for families and individuals.
Whether you’re looking to improve your health, alleviate negative symptoms, seek a specialist consultation, or have any other health questions, Orchid can help. The new Fern Ridge Clinic accepts medicaid/medicare and is open to all, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.
Orchid Health is hiring primary care providers, mental health clinicians, nursing team members, medical assistants, and front office staff. Their company was awarded one of the best to work for in Oregon for 2021. For job announcements and up to date information, visit their website.