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.
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
One in 5 children in the United States has obesity. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented. We can work together to create opportunities for kids to eat healthier and get more active. Make a difference for kids: spread the word about strategies for preventing childhood obesity and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.
How can National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month make a difference?
We can all use this month to raise awareness about the obesity epidemic and show people how they can help work toward a solution.
Here are just a few ideas:
- Encourage families to make small changes, like keeping fresh fruit within reach or going on a family walk after dinner.
- Motivate teachers and administrators to make schools healthier. Help them provide healthy food options and daily physical activities for students.
- Ask doctors and nurses to be leaders in their communities by supporting programs to prevent childhood obesity.
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