Community Health Centers
Idaho's Community Health Centers are locally operated healthcare systems offering affordable care to improve the wellness of individuals and communities. They are committed to:
Quality and Affordability
Health centers support a healthy lifestyle by providing high quality and affordable services to everyone. For those who are uninsured or underinsured, a sliding-fee payment scale encourages access.
Patient Centered, Integrated Care
Revolutionizing healthcare by offering a medical home where patients can access medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare together to provide care that is comprehensive and convenient.
Health centers care for the whole person and serve as a trusted resource for community members. Clinical professionals work together to make sure that each patient receives the best care.
Health center clinical staff provide assessments, treatment and management of health problems and engage patients in health education and disease prevention through a team based approach.
Comprehensive primary and preventive healthcare related to family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology.
Exams, cleanings, fillings, extractions and minor oral surgery.
Prevention, screening and treatment of common mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and ADHD. Treatment and follow up of stabilized patients with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and psychotic depression.
Services are provided on-site or by contract to ensure low cost medications for all patients regardless of income level or insurance status.
In 2020 Idaho’s community health centers provided over 110,000 telehealth visits to patients, a significant increase from 156 visits the previous year. Telehealth allows people to get critical health care in their home, mitigating many rural barriers such as transportation.
School Based Clinics
Many of Idaho’s community health centers partner with local schools to provide medical and mental healthcare for students at their school.
Non-clinical interventions that enable a person to access health care and improve their health; case management, health education, referrals, transportation and more.