Idaho’s 16 community health centers (CHCs) provide patient-centered primary healthcare that lowers healthcare costs and improves health outcomes. CHC services are available regardless of ability to pay or insurance status. CHCs are often the only source of primary and preventative care in rural Idaho. CHCs served 156, 651 patients in 2014, almost 1 in 10 Idahoans.
CHCs are community-based nonprofit organizations. They deliver essential medical, dental and behavioral health services to everyone, including those without insurance, residents of rural and underserved areas. And Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance patients. Each CHC is governed by a community board, a majority of whom are patients of the CHC, assuring a strong community voice in determining how healthcare services are designed and delivered.
For more information and to find a community health center in your area: http://www.idahopca.org/.