CARING FOR OUR TOWN
Clear Creek’s world headquarters has been in Selma, Oregon since 2000. We help local families and individuals overcome their health problems, emergencies and illnesses. And we encourage all of our citizens to stay healthy through diet and exercise.
Sorry, but at this time, we are not accepting new patients.
Doctor Mechling, MD, went to medical school at the George Washington University and did her residency at Natividad Hospital in Salinas, California. In 1995, Kathy moved to Cave Junction and practiced with Siskyou Community Health Center. In 2000, Kathy and her family moved to Selma and opened Clear Creek. For over 20 years, she’s been looking after the community and in some cases, cares for three generations of a family.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her handsome husband walking their dogs through the forests. She serves on the board of the Siskiyou Field Institute, whose mission is to promote science-based learning in and around the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Dr. Mechling, is also, according to her husband, “a compulsive knitter.”
These probably apply to most private practices, not just ours!
Why do you always have to wait so long at a medical office?
We do our best to keep our schedule realistic to allow wiggle room for unexpected delays and those patients that are more complicated than they or we expected.. If we know in advance there might be a delay, we will always call scheduled patients to alert them to the situation.
Why does it take three weeks to see the doctor?
We try our best to keep some ‘space’ in our daily schedule to deal with emergencies and serious illness, which means lower priority appointments for annual physicals, routine tests, and the like, sometimes take longer to schedule.
What insurance companies do you accept?
We’re constantly expanding our list of carriers, and you’ll have to call for the latest information. Due to the ridiculously low re-imbursements provided by the Oregon Health Plan and Medicare, we’re forced to limit our practice to the number of patients with these coverages.
Do you handle emergencies?
We have limited schedule space for “walk-in” patients. Within that framework, we can deal with minor traumatic injuries and provide limited initial treatment for medical emergencies. We’ll pass your care on to the Urgent Care or Emergency Room if your condition or our schedule requires.
What should I do when there’s an urgent medical need?
If life threatening, you should call 911! During business hours, you can call our office for advice. After hours, our answering machine will provide a toll-free 800 number to call to talk to the physician on call.
How do I get refills? Call your pharmacist!
He will forward your request to us, and if we have your medical chart, we will forward instructions to the pharmacist. Please allow 48 hours to allow the system to work.
What’s the difference between your office and Siskiyou Community Health Center?
Probably the biggest difference is that due to Federal grants to SCHC, they are able to offer the “sliding scale” for indigent patients, which we’re unable to offer. We do offer a 20% discount for cash payments.
Our office is in the town of Selma, Oregon, and we provide the services of Kathy Mechling MD to the community and surrounding areas.
Clear Creek Family Practice
18173 Redwood Highway
Selma, Oregon 97538
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541-597-2464 | fax: 541-597-4280
PO Box 847, Selma Oregon, 97538