Dimension of Care: Community Stewardship

Community and School-based Clinics

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.

In 2012, community clinics owned or financially supported by Intermountain cared for patients in more than 260,000 visits.

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.

2012 Community Clinic Visits1

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
Totals 25,838 26,737

Independent Community Clinics Supported By Intermountain2

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
Totals 234,979 185,708
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