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Welcome to the Pocatello Free Clinic (PFC)!

Our mission is to provide quality health care to the medically under-served of Southeast Idaho and to promote the health and well-being of our community through disease prevention, continuity of care, and education. 

In 2018, we had an increase of patient visits of 19% compared to 2017! We have undergone several positive changes in 2018. We are excited for all of the changes that 2019 will bring! We were established in 1971… We reestablished the clinic in 2019! We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our community!

Link to register for our annual Shamrock Shuffle

https://www.active.com/pocatello-id/running/distance-running-races/shamrock-shuffle-2019

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, clinic coordinator, certified nursing assistant, and registered nurse. Paul Haislip, NP-C, and Cindy Bunde, PA-C, are the providers at the clinic. Moving from volunteer providers to staffing providers has given our patients the continuity of care they deserve! We do still have gracious volunteers that come in regularly as well. We appreciate all of their hard work and their dedication and loyalty to the clinic and the community.

The PFC works with various health programs at Idaho State University (ISU). Some of these programs include the ISU Family Medicine Residency, ISU Family Dentistry, pharmacy, dental hygiene, occupational therapy, and more! Students from chosen programs complete rotations at the clinic to help establish experience in their chosen field. We also have community dentists and physician assistants who volunteer their time to the clinic and our patients journey towards better health. Our coverage of 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 – Friday 9:00am-6:00pm

We have walk-in clinics Monday – Friday 3:00-6:00

(Last patient to be checked in at 5:30)

Spring 2019 Dental:

Monday and Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm

**Please note that at this time, we only offer dental during the fall and spring semester. We have very limited services offered in the summer.**

(Note: You may be seen outside of these hours based on the availability of our volunteer providers.)