Caring for a Community

By Serving the Uninsured

Pregnant woman holding ultrasound image. Concept of pregnancy health care gynecology medicine. Young mother waiting of the baby. Close-up copy space indoors.

 

The People’s Health Clinic is expanding to better serve uninsured women in Wasatch County. A new People’s Health Clinic aims to help bridge the gap for uninsured women to receive much needed healthcare services with a new, convenient location that’s close to home.


“Currently, 30 percent of the patients seen at the Park City clinic are from Wasatch County,” says Beth Armstrong, executive director of the People’s Health Clinic. “We’re trying to make it as accessible as possible — especially for our pregnant mothers — to receive care.”


The new clinic, located inside the Heber Valley Hospital at 1485 Highway 40, Suite D, is open on Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon. The clinic and its physicians — Dr. Christopher Cook, DO and Dr. Brandon Longenecker, OBGYN — provide services to women including OB care, family planning and contraception, mammograms, pap smears and well woman exams. In addition to Dr. Cook and Dr. Longenecker, the clinic is staffed by a physician’s assistant and a receptionist to help check patients in and out. To assist the Hispanic community in the Heber Valley, the clinic is staffed with providers
 who either speak Spanish or with interpretors who help explain procedures and treatments.

“While the clinic will initially open with limited services and hours of operation, it’s a step in the right direction,” Armstrong says. “We’re starting with women but we hope to increase to a full day and include a family practice physician.”

The People’s Health Clinic has a longstanding partnership with Intermountain Healthcare, which provides grants and vouchers for reduced-cost imaging and lab services. “We’re excited to welcome the People’s Health Clinic to Wasatch County and Heber Valley Hospital,” says Adam Chandio, the hospital’s administrator. “They fill an extraordinary role in our community and we’re grateful for our partnership to provide these important services.”

The People’s Health Clinic is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality healthcare to the uninsured residents of Summit and Wasatch Counties. For more information visit www.peopleshealthclinic.org.

People’s Health Clinic is a nonprofit clinic providing no-cost quality medical services to uninsured residents of Wasatch County regardless of nationality, race, sex or immigration status. It is funded by local residents, patients, businesses, churches and governments.