About Us

Our Mission

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.

Who We Are

Heritage Health is North Idaho’s premier provider of integrated medical, dental, and behavioral health services. Our amazing care teams deliver world-class healthcare utilizing a patient-directed, community-focused approach. Providing high quality, affordable, Healthcare from the Heart is our passion.

Heritage Health is governed by a board of directors, the majority of whom are active patients at our centers. This structure, combined with our non-profit status allows Heritage Health to be responsive first and foremost to the needs of our patients and not corporate shareholders. Our culture, pricing, hours of operation, services, locations and strategic direction are set by people who rely on us for their healthcare needs. This refreshing and unique structure is what sets us apart from the other profit focused healthcare organizations in our area. We truly are a community owned and operated resource.

We are a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

Heritage Health has proudly served North Idaho since 1985 under the names of Lake City Health and Dirne Health Centers, Inc. Heritage Health is a private, non-profit 501(C)(3)charitable organization operating under the name of Dirne Health Centers, Inc.

America's Health Centers: An Enduring Legacy, Value for Today and Tomorrow


In 2015, America’s Health Centers will celebrate 50 years of success in expanding access to quality and affordable primary and preventive healthcare services to millions of uninsured and medically underserved people nationwide. Our strong and enduring health center mission is a testament to the important past, present and future role of health centers in the nation’s healthcare system. Health centers began as part of the nation’s War on Poverty. Today, they have grown into the largest and most successful primary care system in the country.

Notice to Patients


This is to notify you that under Federal law relating to the operation of community health centers, the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), (See 28 U.S.C. §§ 1346 (b), 2671-80) provides the exclusive remedy for damage from personal injury, including death, resulting from performance of medical, surgical, dental, or related functions by any Heritage Health practitioner who the Department of Health and Human Services has deemed to be an employee of the Public Health Service. This FTCA medical malpractice coverage applies to deemed health care practitioners who have provided a required or authorized service under Title XIX of the Social Security Act (ii.e., Medicaid Program) at a Heritage Health site or through offsite programs or events carried out by Heritage Health (see 42 U.S.C. § 233(a), (o)).