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Welcome, Chantae!

Welcome, Chantae!

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the PFC team! Chantae grew up here in Pocatello, but moved around a lot due to her father’s job. Chantae was a wild-land fire fighter for three years when she was fresh out of high school. She has been married for almost ten years and has …

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#GivingTuesday is November 28, 2017

#GivingTuesday is November 28, 2017

About: The Tuesday following Thanksgiving has become a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Millions of people come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. How to …

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Adults need Immunizations too!

Adults need Immunizations too!

Vaccines are an important step in protecting adults against several serious and sometimes deadly diseases. • The need for vaccinations does not end in childhood. Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives based on age, lifestyle, occupation, travel destinations, medical conditions, and vaccines received in the past. • The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) updates …

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National Immunizations Awareness Month – Babies & Young Children

National Immunizations Awareness Month – Babies & Young Children

Immunizations could be considered as one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century. August is National Immunizations Awareness Month and during the month we will be highlighting a different age group to teach about immunizations through the lifespan. This week focuses on babies and young children. Vaccines give parents the safe, proven …

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Thank you to The Allstate Foundation!!!

Thank you to The Allstate Foundation!!!

Thank you to The Allstate Foundation and Allstate Employee Edward Whitney for being a positive force for change by volunteering with us. We appreciate your efforts enabled us to receive an Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grant. Together, we #BringOutTheGood in our community.

Idaho Gives Update

Idaho Gives Update

A week has passed since our community’s big day with Idaho Gives and our clinic is still in awe about how much support we received from the community. The Pocatello Free Clinic raised just over $3,600 from 68 different donors through the Idaho Gives during last week’s event. Because of the generosity of many, Idaho Gives …

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John

John

John sought care from the Pocatello Free Clinic in March of 2013. He has no insurance and hasn’t worked for several years due to severe neurological symptoms caused by a subarachnoid cyst. His symptoms resolved after having a brain shunt inserted. A few months after this procedure, John came to our clinic complaining of nausea, …

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Matt

Matt

Matt came to the Pocatello Free Clinic (PFC) in January 2013 hoping to be seen that day by a doctor. Matt did not have medical insurance and was homeless and living in a van. We normally operate off a waiting list but luckily, Dr. Bill Woodhouse was there that day and made time for him. …

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BJ Stensland, Executive Director Aid for Friends

BJ Stensland, Executive Director Aid for Friends

The only viable choice for clients staying at the Emergency Shelter is the Pocatello Free Clinic. The clinic has been an integral part of Pocatello’s health service providers for over 40 years and many of our low-income households depend on the clinic for help with their medical and dental needs.