The mission of Heritage Health is to deliver a healthcare experience that provides hope, inspires change, and extends life for our patients and our community.
With close to 90 Providers (33 Medical, 7 Dental, 47 Mental Health), 270 full-time employees and 294 employees in total, Heritage Health provides services from 11 locations in 5 cities across North Idaho.
In January 1986, the volunteer clinic opened under the name Lake City Health and then changed its name to Dirne Community Health Centers, which was incorporated as an Idaho 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Welcome to your Medical Home
We recognize that you have many choices in the healthcare market today and sincerely appreciate the trust you have placed in us.
As partners in your health care and in order to succeed as your medical home, you and your family will play a vital role in ensuring that we work together toward your health goals.
Your care team will include your provider of choice along with a medical assistant, nurse, referral coordinator, and scheduling staff. You can expect that your care team will work together to ensure your medical needs are met.
As defined by the
Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative
A partnership among practitioners, patients, and their families ensures that decisions respect patients’ wants, needs, and preferences, and that patients have the education and support they need to make decisions and participate in their own care.
A team of care providers is wholly accountable for a patient’s physical and mental health care needs, including prevention and wellness, acute care, and chronic care.
Care is organized across all elements of the broader health care system, including specialty care, hospitals, home health care, community services and supports.
Patients are able to access services with shorter waiting times, “after hours” care, 24/7 electronic or telephone access, and strong communication through health IT innovations.
Clinicians and staff enhance quality improvement through the use of health IT and other tools to ensure that patients and families make informed decisions about their health.
American Diabetes Month
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled. One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The good news? People who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk if they make healthy changes. Examples of healthy changes include eating healthy, getting more physical activity, and losing weight.
How can American Diabetes Month make a difference?
We can use this month to raise awareness about diabetes risk factors and encourage people to make healthy changes.
Here are just a few ideas:
- Encourage people to make small changes, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
- Talk to people in your community about getting regular checkups. They can get their blood pressure and cholesterol checked – and ask the doctor about their diabetes risk.
- Ask doctors and nurses to be leaders in their communities by speaking about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.
Since 1985, Heritage Health has provided the most vulnerable members of the community with access to quality healthcare. All services, including medical, dental, and behavioral health, are offered regardless of income and insurance status. We strive to improve the overall health of the communities we serve by expanding and improving access to health and wellness services. Your donation helps make healthcare access a reality.
100% of your donation is used to provide care for our uninsured friends and neighbors, who often struggle to make ends meet. Heritage Health currently serves more than 25,000 residents of Kootenai and Shoshone County. The need is huge, and your contribution matters.
For contributions, follow the link via the PayPal button or mail to Heritage Health - Dirne Foundation at:
PO Box 3269
Hayden, ID. 83835