March 23, 2022

Orchid Health McKenzie River Clinic Provides Support for Community Health

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Orchid Health McKenzie River Clinic Provides Support for Community Health

Nurse Practitioner Elizabeth Cramer with Student at Immunization Clinic

New clinic manager Missy Albrich was in conversation with the McKenzie River School District when it was brought up that some children of Blue River were behind on their regularly scheduled immunizations. 

Having previously not offered immunizations due to storage capacity, Albrich partnered with Orchid’s Wade Creek Clinic to deliver immunizations and host an event. 

“The process was smooth,” Albrich says. “I was able to drive down the immunizations on my way to the clinic and we were able to schedule a number of students to help get them updated.” 

The first clinic was so successful that they hosted another one the following week. Once the immunizations were finished, Albrich once again partnered with the Wade Creek clinic, but this time for COVID supplies.  

The recent influx of COVID supplies from the state and the federal government allowed Orchid Health to organize a drive-thru clinic to give out kits that contain things like COVID home test kits and K-N95 masks.

Cars rolled through Orchid Health’s McKenzie River two weeks ago to pick up free COVID-19 supplies.

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“Tests have been difficult to come by in our community,” said one patient picking up supplies,  “we’re happy this event is taking place.” 

“It’s a chance for people to stock up,” says Albrich, “our hope is that we can get more tests out in the community because we have more access to testing than before.” 

“During our first event, we nearly ran out of tests,” Albrich says. 

Orchid Health employees have been handing out tests and they say it’s times like these when they are most grateful to help their community. 

“We want our community to know that we have their back and are here to support them through the remainder of the pandemic,” said Albrich.

Orchid Health will continue to provide tests to any member of its community. “Anyone is welcome to stop by our clinic during our regular business hours to pick up a home test kit,” Albrich says.

Orchid Health plans to continue its home test kit program until they are out of supplies.

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