EUGENE, Ore. — Commissioners unanimously approved $70,000 to pay for equipment and supplies at a medical clinic in Oakridge. University of Oregon students Oliver Alexander and Orion Falvey co-founded Orchid Health Collective, after attending a business conference in Portland.
Their organization is designed to help provide primary care in rural areas. Alexander and Falvey say, “Over the past year we’ve dedicated thousands of hours, of research, outreach in the community, interviews with professionals, going to places and talking with people and understanding how these clinics work.”
Half of that money will come out of the county contingency fund and the other half, from the economic development fund.