Citing high demand for scheduling appointments as well as meeting expectations for convenience and care, Adventist Health Tillamook offers several updates that increase options for scheduling appointments and decrease the time to see a provider. Primary care appointments can now be scheduled online at any coastal clinic in Tillamook, Pacific City, Lincoln City and Manzanita as well as inland clinics in Sheridan, Vernonia, Hoodland and Estacada.
When patients visit the Adventist Health Tillamook website, AdventistHealthTillamook.org, scheduling a primary care appointment online simply requires clicking “Book online” immediately below the photo of the primary care provider of their choice. Online appointment scheduling is also available via the recently updated MyAdventistHealth app, a healthcare portal for managing care and messaging providers.
“Online scheduling allows fast access to getting routine care patients need,” says Eric Swanson, Tillamook president. “The spring and summer brought very high demand for care at our clinics,” Swanson continues, “and providing online scheduling has the potential to meet this demand while at the same time lowering wait times for patients who prefer to schedule their appointment by phone.” Additionally, calling for an appointment has been upgraded with a new queueing system with call-back ability. This feature allows for a patient to leave their number, and an Adventist Health associate will return their call in the same order in which it was received.
Also, several providers are joining Adventist Health Tillamook and Rural Oregon Clinics from August – October. Amy Echelberger, MD, will be joining our Medical Office – Manzanita, and Nina Mattarella, MD, Angelo Williams, DO, and Niels Mitchell, PA-C, will be joining the Medical Office – Plaza in Tillamook. These additions will greatly reduce the time to see a provider for care.
For a complete list of Adventist Health Tillamook primary care providers, and to schedule an appointment, visit AdventistHealthTillamook.org/onlinescheduling or call 503-842-4444.
Adventist Health Tillamook is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii and Oregon. Their workforce of 32,900 includes more than 23,600 employees; nearly 5,000 medical staff physicians; and 4,350 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 260 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. Visit AdventistHealthTillamook.org for more information.