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Our Services

We offer 60-minute visits for new patients and same-day or next-day appointments for acute visits. Our services are now available online with Telehealth. Subscribe to our newsletter for early patient information.

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Prevention & Wellness

Prevention & Wellness

Primary care, men’s & women’s health, and family practice.

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Prevention & Wellness

Assessment & Treatment

Injury treatment, general illness, skin treatment, 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 infants, children, teenagers, and adults including the COVID-19 vaccine. 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 behavioral health specialists are available to help with mental health, addiction, nutrition, and life planning.

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Pediatric Care

Pediatric Care

Sports physicals, child well visits, fluoride varnish, and children immunizations.

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School Health Clinic

School Based Health Clinic

Our partnership with the Fern Ridge School District provides free health care to student children and adolscents in the distict.

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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 either online or in-person 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) for children and adults, 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.

SERVICES

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 the 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. This service extends to students in the Fern Ridge School District, which includes Elmira, Veneta, Walton, and Noti. 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@dhsoha.state.or.us.

Your Providers

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Margaret Franklin

Family Nurse Practitioner

Specialty: Family Practice

Clinical Interests: Family and children health

Languages: English and Dutch

Education and Certification:

BSN Chico State, CA; MSN Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, KY

Biography:

Margaret was born in the Netherlands as the youngest of 8 children. Her family immigrated, by boat, when she was a baby. She had no say in the matter but is glad they came to the US.

She grew up in NW Indiana, went to College in Michigan and then moved to Colorado, California, Oregon, back to CA and now back to OR because Oregon is the best! She lives in Veneta and is looking forward to working with members of her local community.

She and her husband love to camp and kayak and include their children/grandchildren as able. Margaret also enjoys playing the flute and reading.

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Chelsea Sloanes

PA-C

Specialty: Family Practice, Urgent Care

Languages: English

Biography:

Chelsea grew up in Kauai and has been in the medical field since the age of 16 when she became a CNA. Out of high school, Chelsea became an RN and finished her bachelor’s at OHSU. By 2009, she had graduated with a Master’s degree and PA certification in Alburquerque NM.

Chelsea has always known she wanted to be in the medical field but has an interest in trying new things. In her early 20s, she became a police cadet, got certified in scuba diving and nitrox, and even has her real estate license.

Chelsea enjoys learning new things and taking adventures, despite not being a hiker she has done 2 of the top 10 most dangerous hikes in the world. When she is not working at Orchid, she attempts to learn different languages and enjoys spending time with her children and animals.

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Dr. Willy Foster

Physician

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests: Holistic Care for all patients (Physical, Mental, Social, Spiritual)

Languages: English and Spanish

Education and Certification:

Undergrad: BA from University of California, Santa Cruz
Med School: MD from University of California, San Diego
Residence Training: Lincoln Medical Center, Bronx, New York City
Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Biography:

I was born in Japan (my dad was in the Air Force) and growing up I lived in Alabama, Virginia, Southern California, and then Northern California where I went to Jr High and High school. All of my college education was in California as well. I attended Medical School at the University of California at San Diego and then did a residency in Emergency Medicine in the south Bronx, New York City.

I initially worked in California in a number of Emergency Departments in small Hospitals. In 2008 I moved to Eugene and took a job in the ED at Peace Harbor Hospital in Florence - where I still work, both in the ED seeing patients and also have roles as the Medical Director of the ED and Chief of staff of the hospital.

Over the years I have also worked at a clinic in China and taught at a medical school in the Philippines. I also spend time every year on short-term trips to India and the South Pacific to provide medical care and teaching.

I also volunteer at a number of free clinics in the Eugene area that provides care to homeless people on the street. And I am involved in numerous groups and committees that are aimed at providing access to health care for all.

In my free time, my partner and I enjoy bicycling, canoeing, backpacking, and skiing. I have two daughters in their 20’s (both were adopted from China as infants).

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Kristi McKenzie

Behavioral Health Clinician

Specialty: Behavioral Health

Clinical Interests: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Focused Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Languages: English

Education and Certification:

Masters in Social Work

Biography:

Kristi McKenzie grew up in Pleasant Hill, Oregon, and has lived in the United Kingdom, Alaska, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico prior to returning to Oregon in August of 2021.

Kristi obtained her Masters in Social Work from Western New Mexico University and has worked as a clinical mental health case manager, community mental health case manager, drug and alcohol counselor, inpatient child and family therapist, and outpatient mental health therapist.

Your Care Team

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Alex Ward

CMA/PSS Float

Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages: English

Education and Certification:

CMA, NCCT Associates Degree at Pioneer Pacific College

Biography:

Alex is from Pleasant Hill, Oregon. She enrolled in Pioneer’s Pacific Medical Assisting program in 2019, which led to the completion of her Associate's Degree. After school, she did an internship at a local podiatrist clinic and worked at a COVID Clinic to assist with drive-thru testing.

At the clinic, she met clinic manager Bob Colabianchi who told her about Orchid and the Medical Assistant role. Alex was Orchid’s first medical assistant and has helped onboard and train new members of the team.

Her current focus is supporting the Patient Support Specialist role and helping the front office. When Alex is not working she enjoys bike riding, watching true-crime series, thrift store shopping, and spending time with her family in Eugene.

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Courtney Jaros

CMA (Certified Medical Assistant)

Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages: English

Education and Certification:

CMA, NCCT Associates Degree at Pioneer Pacific College

Biography:

Courtney was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon and briefly relocated to Beaverton, Oregon from 2011 to 2013. After, she relocated to Eugene.

After attending Lane County Community College, Courtney completed her Associates Degree in Medical Assisting at Pioneer Pacific in 2018. For the past 3 years, Courtney has worked as a medical assistant for 3 years in both family practice and internal medicine. As Fern Ridge’s new Medical Assistant, Courtney is most excited about supporting the community in the best way she can.

In Courtney spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and two young daughters. She enjoys hiking, dinner with friends, appreciating the outdoors, and running her small business on Etsy.

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Karina Sack

Medical Assistant

Languages: English

Biography:

Karina is originally from Eureka, CA but spent most of her life in Grant Pass OR., After graduating high school she went to Rogue Valley Phlebotomy School to complete her phlebotomy training. After her training she started an externship at Asante Three Rivers Medical Hospital, working primarily in the emergency room.

Karina started working as a Medical Assistant about a year ago and enjoys building relationships with patients. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing at home, spending time with her husband and dog, and taking trips to the Oregon coast.

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Mandi Powers

Community Health Worker

Languages: English

Education and Certification:

Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Boise State University

Biography:

Mandi was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and lived in Idaho from the time she was 9 years old. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Boise State University and in 2015, Mandi made her permanent residence in Springfield, Oregon.

Her passion has always been to help others and has held roles in Case Management and Advocacy positions to assist with mental health, developmental services, substance abuse, recovery, and trauma work.

At Orchid, she hopes to provide hope and support to those that are in need of assistance. When Mandi is not working at Orchid she enjoys spending time with her family,painting, crafting, being outdoors with her dogs, taking pictures, and playing video games.

Your Support Team

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Bob Colabianchi

Clinic Manager

Languages: English

Education and Certification:

BS in Biology/Pre-Med, University of Pittsburgh. ASCP-BB certified

Biography:

Robert (Bob) grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and moved to Eugene, OR in April of 2020. He worked in transfusion medicine, managing 7 different hospitals, and various non-profits for over 20yrs before following his heart and moving to the West Coast. Bob hopes to bring his love for non-profits and 20yrs of management experience to the team and help bring about change in rural healthcare to his new community. He loves the idea of initiating programs directed towards the developmental need of each community. Bob understands that key factors to that growth are community involvement and leadership support since starting his own non-profit in March of 2017.

When Bob is away from work, he focuses on his love for his family and the outdoors by hiking, camping, kayaking, floating the river, and enjoying all the sites Oregon has to offer. He also loves to fill up his time by tapping into his artistic side; drawing, painting and taking pictures of all the beautiful landscapes. Bob loves to spend time with his dogs and works on growing and expanding his own non-profit, KBs Chemo Care Kits.

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Cindy Smith

Patient Support Specialist

Leadership Team

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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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Marty Grasmeder

Medical Director

Specialty:

MD, pediatrician, and supervising physicians

Clinical Interests:

general pediatric, developmental and behavioral pediatric, and children’s kidney Health

Languages:

English

Education and Certification:

Bachelor of Science from Stanford University, MD from Penn State & residency at OHSU at pediatrics

Biography:

Dr. Marty Grasmeder grew up in Philadelphia and moved out to the west coast with his family while entering college. Upon his move, he was accepted into Stanford University where he got his degree in Biology, followed by earning his MD from Penn State University.

After his university, Dr. Grasmeder held a residency in pediatrics at OHSU. Dr. Grasmeder did his fellowship in children's kidneys at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Later in his career, Dr. Grasmeder decided to expand his calling and took a role as a Pediatrician in Sika, Alaska. His service extended to local indigenous tribes and he was the only pediatrician on an island town of 8,500. His career grew and flourished while in Alaska, however, his heart was in the Northwest.

After nearly 20 years serving rural populations in Alaska, Dr. Grasmeder returned to the west coast as Multnomah County’s Medical Director. His impact at the county lasted for nearly 7 years until he semi-retired.

Now he is returning to his roots in rural healthcare to help expand care for everyone and to improve the social fabric and network to help people thrive in their communities while creating healthy communities.

When Dr. Grasmeder is not working; he enjoys spending his time fishing, learning about European history, spending time with his family and children, riding bikes, and woodworking.

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Jennifer Harris

Learning and Development Director

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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Eric Park

Design & Innovation Director

Biography:

Eric is a creative leader, committed to helping ambitious, purpose-driven leaders and organizations build better futures. He was in the audience at PSU’s social impact conference in 2013 when Orion and his co-founder pitched the idea that became Orchid, and is thrilled to join the Orchid family in 2022!

A graduate of M.I.T. and Stanford, Eric worked for over twenty years as a design and innovation consultant helping to envision and launch new products, services, and consumer experiences. He led multi-disciplinary teams whose work was recognized with numerous national and international awards for research, strategy, and design of commercial, medical, and consumer products.

Most recently Eric worked at Cambia Health Solutions as part of an innovation team that launched transparency tools and bill payment services to help consumers navigate our increasingly complex healthcare system.

Eric is an active board member, bringing his expertise in brand and experience innovation to support social impact organizations in the areas of sustainability and education. Outside of work, Eric enjoys playing music with friends, rehabbing his aging body to play ultimate, and trying to be useful to his now adult children.

Fern Ridge Clinic

Orchid Health Fern Ridge Clinic
24934 Fir Grove Ln. Elmira, Oregon 97437

Phone: 541-234-3255

Email: bobcolabianchi@orchidhealth.org

Hours::
Monday-Tuesday, 8am - 7 pm
Wednesday-Friday, 8am - 5pm

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Fern Ridge at a Glance

Population: 13,310 (2018 U.S. Census)
County: Lane

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Location

Located near Elmira High School, the Veneta Fern Ridge Clinic serves the entire Fern Ridge Area including Veneta, Elmira, Crow, Noti, Vaughn, and Walton. The area is known for the Fern Ridge Reservoir, wineries, farms, and its abundance of natural areas and wildlife.

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