Family Health Services Opens New Location in Blaine County
BELLEVUE, IDAHO — Family Health Services (FHS) opened a new clinic in the city of Bellevue on February 1, 2022. The health center is located at 621 N Main St, and will offer medical services to patients of all ages upon opening. Services will expand to include dental and behavioral health in March 2022 and discount pharmacy services in April 2022.
This is the tenth addition to Family Health Service’s network of clinics throughout Southern Idaho, and the expansion into Blaine County was made possible with a $1 million donation from the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation (SLWRF). This generous donation was gifted to address the need for a local clinic that provides a sliding fee discount based on income for patients without insurance and accepts all forms of insurance–including Medicaid–to help close the gap that exists between many residents in Blaine County and affordable healthcare options.
At each appointment, FHS addresses any social barriers patients may face related to housing, transportation, access to food, and other essential needs; then connects patients with community resources that may offer support. Expansion into Blaine County will introduce FHS employees to a new network of individuals who are doing similar work, with hopes of strengthening relationships and the continuum of care throughout Idaho.
Patients who are seeking care related to family practice, general medicine, pediatrics, care management, health education, labs, and vaccines are welcome now, while those who are interested in dental, behavioral health, and discounted pharmacy services will have care available to them in March.
Excited to begin working in a community, FHS will also tbe hosting a grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, March 9 from 12-1:00 pm. Those who are interested in attending or would like to know more about FHS, including the FHS Foundation, are encouraged to visit fhsid.org or reach out to Karlie Haskins, (208) 751-2185.
About Family Health Services:
Family Health Services is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center that has served the people of South Central Idaho since 1982. We provide excellent medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, and community-based services, and in 2021 we had 149,736 patient visits in our clinics. We also meet the unique needs of the communities we serve with school-based counselors, bilingual staff, culturally sensitive care, and extended resources that challenge health disparities of underserved and often marginalized individuals.
FHS is open to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. All forms of insurance are accepted, including Medicaid and Medicare, and affordable payment plans are available for self-pay patients. A sliding fee discount is also available for those who qualify, and is based on family size and annual income in accordance with Federal Poverty Guidelines.
For more information about FHS, including employment opportunities, please visit fhsid.org.