New Family Health Services Clinic in Shoshone
SHOSHONE, IDAHO — Family Health Services (FHS) is expanding affordable medical, dental, and behavioral health services to the people of Shoshone as a result of the collaborative effort between FHS, Shoshone Family Medical Center (SFMC), Lincoln County Commissioners, and the City of Shoshone.
Dr. Keith Davis opened the SFMC nearly 37 years ago, and has invited FHS to transition the care of his patients and staff on August 1, 2022. FHS will offer medical services at 113 S. Apple St., and will expand their services to include dental and behavioral health once a new clinic is constructed on South Beverly Street.
Lincoln County Commissioners and the City of Shoshone have agreed to lease the land for the new clinic, and Congressman Mike Simpson secured funding to support the construction of a helipad and 4-unit ambulance bay that will be attached to the facility.
“[This] collaboration…will be a tremendous benefit to improve the health of our county, providing direct access to the most comprehensive care in the event of a medical emergency anywhere in rural Lincoln County,” said Lincoln County Commissioners Joann Rutler, Rebecca Wood, Roy Hubert.
FHS received a Health Resources and Services Administration Grant (HRSA) to construct the new clinic, and they selected Laughlin Ricks Architecture and Starr Corporation to design and build the 11,200-square-foot facility.
This will be the 11th addition to FHS’s network of clinics that are built to serve all patients, regardless of their age, background, insurance status, or ability to pay. The expansion into Lincoln County will allow FHS to bridge the gap in care that exists between their clinics in Cassia, Blaine, and Jerome County, with the goal of offering more accessible and affordable healthcare for the people of South Central Idaho.
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
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.