Artist's rendering of the patient-centered medical home on the Boise Bench, set to open in Spring 2016.
In August, Boise Weekly chronicled the ever-growing network of care from Terry Reilly Health Services, which for the past half century has grown from a living room clinic in Nampa to a network of health care facilities in Boise, Homedale, Kuna, Marsing and Parma.
And now, Terry Reilly has announced that it has secured funding to bring what it calls a "Patient-Centered Medical Home" to the Boise Bench. The clinic will be at 848 La Cassia Street and when it opens in the Spring of 2016, it will include prenatal and well-child care, immunizations, health screenings, dental care, behavioral health services and chronic disease management. The new facility will employ physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, psychiatric nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nursing staff, dental hygienists and social work staff.
“The addition of a new, integrated clinic that is adjacent to the Vista Neighborhood project will improve accessibility to affordable health care," said Terry Reilly Health Services CEO Heidi Traylor. "Even for those who have insurance, it is difficult to pay for the rising deductible costs and co-pays, as well as the increasing costs of prescription medications, making Terry Reilly a valuable resource for this community.”
Once upon time, the building was Terry Reilly's first Boise medical clinic, and housed the THRIVE program to assist men and women who were homeless. To help renovate the building and kick -start operations, Terry Reilly has been awarded $767,000 from the Health Infrastructure Investment Program Award and $363,550 from the Expanded Services Award program.
To date, the Affordable Care Act has funded nearly $500 million to support health centers nationwide.
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