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 Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of finding breast cancer early. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms, and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.
How can National Breast Cancer Awareness Month make a difference?
We can use this opportunity to spread the word about taking steps to detect breast cancer early.
Here are just a few ideas:
- Ask doctors and nurses to speak to women about the importance of getting screened for breast cancer.
- Encourage women ages 40 to 49 to talk with their doctors about when to start getting mammograms.
- Organize an event to talk with women ages 50 to 74 in your community about getting mammograms every 2 years.
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