Family Health Services bringing more services to Shoshone and Jerome | Company

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Family Health Services is expanding affordable health services to Shoshone residents and has opened a new dental clinic in Jerome.

Extended services in Shoshone are the result of a collaborative effort between FHS, Shoshone Family Medical Center, Lincoln County Commission and the City of Shoshone.

Commissioners and the City of Shoshone agreed to lease the land for the new clinic, and Congressman Mike Simpson secured funding to support construction of a four-unit helipad and ambulance bay that will be attached to the installation.

“(This) collaboration will be a tremendous benefit in improving the health of our county,” said Lincoln County Commissioners Joann Rutler, Rebecca Wood and Roy Hubert. “(It will provide) direct access to the most comprehensive medical emergency care anywhere in rural Lincoln County.”

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FHS received a Health Resources and Services Administration grant to build the new clinic. Laughlin Ricks Architecture and Starr Corporation will design and build the 11,200 square foot facility.

This will be the 11th addition to FHS’ network of clinics designed to serve all patients, regardless of age, medical history, insurance status or ability to pay. The expansion into Lincoln County will allow FHS to bridge the care gap that exists between their Cassia, Blaine and Jerome County clinics, with the goal of providing more accessible and affordable health care.

The new FHS dental clinic in Jerome will provide services to adults with special health care needs and complex medical histories. The advanced delivery dental clinic has been specifically designed to accommodate patients and remove the boundaries that dentists have to navigate in traditional dental clinics.

This clinic welcomes patients who might otherwise have difficulty accessing routine and preventive dental care.

It was made possible by the philanthropic support of numerous organizations, including a $300,000 donation from Delta Dental of Idaho and a $10,000 donation from the Blue Lakes Rotary Club and the Keveren Foundation.

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