Providing effective care for those who might otherwise lack services.
An important part of Intermountain’s mission is to improve and expand access to healthcare services. For patients who are financially burdened, Intermountain’s community and school-based clinics offer basic medical care, disease prevention and management resources, and other health services. (The school-based clinics serve everyone in the neighborhoods, not just students.)
Intermountain Healthcare owns and operates six community clinics, located in areas that are otherwise poorly served by healthcare providers. Providing convenient access to quality primary healthcare helps families establish medical homes and consistent, personal relationships with their caregivers. This allows patients and caregivers to work together to manage and improve health.
Community clinics also ease the burden on hospital emergency rooms, which are costly and not designed to provide basic care. If patients do need specialty or hospital services, community clinic staff members provide information about available options. Conversely, emergency room patients in need of a primary care medical home may be referred to community clinics.
In 2012, Intermountain’s community and school-based clinics provided care in nearly 26,000 visits. Intermountain also provides financial support to 12 independent community clinics. In 2012, these independent clinics provided care in nearly 235,000 additional visits.
Services are provided on a sliding-fee scale, based on each patient’s ability to pay. For patients who are unable to pay anything, the services are free.
Community clinics provide services to uninsured, low-income, and homeless people. The six community clinics listed below are owned and operated by Intermountain.
|2012 Visits||2011 Visits|
(1) The number of visits for individual clinics may fluctuate from year to year due to a number of factors, including temporary variations in capacity.
|Intermountain Cache Valley Clinic (Logan)||2,313||2,656|
|Intermountain Dixon Middle School Clinic (Provo)||2,122||2,073|
|Intermountain Neighborhood Clinic (Salt Lake City)||6,441||6,522|
|Intermountain North Temple Clinic (Salt Lake City)||9,447||9,511|
|Intermountain Pamela Atkinson Lincoln Elementary Clinic (Salt Lake City)||3,027||3,082|
|Intermountain Rose Park Elementary Clinic (Salt Lake City)||2,488||2,893|
The twelve independent community clinics listed below receive financial support from Intermountain.3
|2012 Visits||2011 Visits|
(2) Clinic visit statistics were provided by the respective clinics.
(3) A significant percentage of Intermountain’s financial support of independent clinics is provided via the Intermountain Community Care Foundation.
|Cedar City Clinic (Cedar City)||4,896||3,600|
|Doctors’ Volunteer Clinic (St. George)||11,000||11,474|
|Fourth Street Clinic/Wasatch Homeless Health Care (Salt Lake City)||24,550||22,355|
|James Madison School Clinic (Ogden)||3,983||3,154|
|Midtown Community Health Center (Ogden)||68,191||25,745|
|Millcreek High Health Center (St. George)||4,565||4,323|
|Mountainlands Community Health Center (Payson)||5,302||4,557|
|Mountainlands Community Health Center (Provo)||30,702||33,144|
|People’s Health Center (Park City)||9,499||8,601|
|Salt Lake Community Health Centers – Central City (Salt Lake City)||22,890||23,111|
|Salt Lake Community Health Centers – Oquirrh View (Salt Lake City)||27,124||27,340|
|Salt Lake Community Health Centers – Stephen Radcliffe (Salt Lake City)||22,277||18,304|