Health West, a non-profit federally funded community health center, has added seven clinics in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming to its network after acquiring Bear Lake Community Health Centers.
The acquisition means Health West, based in Pocatello, now takes care of 16,000 patients in 19 clinics plus 10 schools in the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District.
Health West Outreach Manager Kelly Martinez said existing patients and new ones at the recently added clinics — including two in Cache Valley — should expect the best of care.
“We’re still the same health care you’ve always depended on, that you have relied on,” Martinez exclaimed. “Health West is held to a very high standard because we are federally funded.”
The seven new clinics include locations in North Logan and Providence, plus Garden City and Brigham City in Utah, Montpelier in Idaho and Evanston and Rock Springs in Wyoming. Those locations remained open during the transition to Health West enabling patients to receive much needed care.
Martinez said Health West will never turn a patient away for their inability to pay.
“We have enrollment specialists that would love to sit down and take care of you with that information,” explained Martinez. “All of our services are billed on a sliding scale, regardless of your insurance status, and no patient is ever turned away for their inability to pay.”
Health West services include medical, OB GYN, pediatric, dental and behavioral health care.