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The Pocatello Free Clinic’s (PFC) Mission:

To address vital community health needs (medical and dental) by providing high-quality health care and related services to uninsured, low-income individuals and advocate for changes that promote greater access for the under-served resulting in improved community-wide health and wellness outcomes.  

In 2017, with the support of volunteers and stakeholders, the PFC delivered over $1,723,408 in services!

We believe that everyone has a right to address their health needs. The PFC’s patient population consists of those who fall into the “healthcare gap”. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was originally designed to give tax credits to everyone above 100% of federal poverty level and to expand Medicaid. However, the Supreme Court ruled that each state had to adopt Medicaid. Thirty-one states have adopted Medicaid, but Idaho’s legislature chose not to. Are you in the healthcare gap? To learn more, visit www.CloseTheGapIdaho.org.

One of Healthy People 2020’s goals is to achieve health equity and improve the health of all groups defined as the “attainment of the highest level of health for all people. Achieving health equity requires valuing everyone equally with focused and ongoing societal efforts to address avoidable inequalities, historical and contemporary injustices, and the elimination of health and health care disparities. Healthy People 2020 envisions a society in which ALL people live long, healthy lives. We pledge to do our part to carry out that vision.

The clinic is managed by an executive director, Christina Potts, under the supervision of a volunteer Board of Directors. The clinic is staffed by a patient coordinator, certified nursing assistant, registered nurse, dental assistant, and a nurse practitioner. The PFC works with various health programs at Idaho State University (ISU). Some of the programs include the ISU Family Medicine Residency, pharmacy, dental hygiene, occupational therapy, and more! Students from chosen programs complete rotations at the clinic. We also have dentists that volunteer as well as physician assistants. Care includes the treatment of urgent and chronic disease, preventative medicine, women’s health, chiropractic adjustment, prescription assistance, health and wellness education, oral exams and cleanings, restorative dental work, and more.

 

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday,Wednesday: 9am to 5pm
Thursday and Friday: 9am to noon
(Note: Based on volunteer schedules, you may be seen outside of these hours.)