In order to help meet the health needs of the community, clinics at Intermountain School remain open during the summer
Intermountain School Clinics works in conjunction with the Salt Lake City School District to help meet the health needs of residents living in underserved areas.
Although the school year is over and most students are out for summer vacation in Utah, there is still a vital community resource open to meet the needs of those living in underserved communities. School clinics Intermountain Healthcare remain open to families and communities throughout the year to help meet health needs.
Intermountain has a long history of providing access to health services regardless of an individual’s ability to pay, and operates a variety of community and school clinics in underserved communities. These school clinics provide convenient access to primary medical care, disease prevention, management resources, and other health services for all Utah residents.
“I grew up without regular access to health coverage. So, community clinics were an essential part of my access to health care as a child,” said Shireen Ghorbani, Director of Community Health at Intermountain Healthcare.
“These community clinics are a great, trusted place in our communities where we can meet people where they are and help those who have had limited access to regular health care feel more comfortable” , Ghorbani added.
For example, the Intermountain Rose Park Clinic is in one of the areas of Utah with the highest rate of uninsured people.
“Our excellent caregivers treat each patient and family as an individual who builds trust through our school partners,” said Mikelle Moore, Community Health Manager at Intermountain. “Although none of this is possible without the incredible partnership and advocacy with schools.”
Poor student health can lead to academic setbacks and interfere with learning. When students have untreated health issues, they are unable to fully concentrate on their schoolwork.
Research also shows that problems that emanate from poor health include a higher likelihood of academic failure, low levels of concentration, repetition and higher dropout rates.
“We are so fortunate to have a partner in Intermountain Healthcare,” said Timothy Gadson III, PhD, Salt Lake City School District Superintendent. “They provide essential support and medical care to our children and families in a welcoming and familiar environment.”
Intermountain School Clinic Locations
Pamela Atkinson Clinic at Liberty Elementary
1078 South 300 East, Salt Lake City
Intermountain Rose Park Primary School Clinic
1105 West 1000 North, Salt Lake City
For more information on Intermountain School Clinics and other community health clinics and initiatives, visit intermountainhealthcare.org/communityhealth.
About Intermountain Healthcare
Based in Utah with sites in seven states and additional operations in the western United States, Intermountain Healthcare is a not-for-profit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 3,800 employed physicians and providers. of advanced practice, a division of health plans with more than one million members called Select Health, and other health services. By helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in healthcare transformation using evidence-based best practices to provide consistently high quality results at sustainable costs. For more information, see Intermountain Health Care.