Fact: The largest group of people living in poverty in Southwest Utah are women, ages 18 to 45.Family Healthcare, a 501(c)(3) registered charity since 2002, serves the integrated medical, behavioral, and dental care needs of almost 10% of the population of Southwest Utah. 97% of our patients are in a low-income category, with 50% of those living below 100% of poverty. In 2019, 100% of poverty meant that a one-person household earned less than $12,490, and a family of four earned less than $25,750 annually. More recently, in 2020, the healthcare needs of our community have grown beyond the normal growth rate, particularly for those facing pandemic-related economic and health challenges.
2019 Patient Coverage Breakdown:
17% Medicaid/CHIP/Other public
31% Private insuranceOur patients are a diverse group, who share the need for an integrated healthcare home that provides compassionate, accessible care. Many are employed in the services sector, where wages are low, healthcare insurance is typically not a benefit, and continuous employment is unreliable. Many other patients are elderly, frail, or with special needs. Since 46% of our patients identify as being in an ethnic or racial minority, our services are offered in a culturally competent manner, in both English and Spanish. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of continuing healthcare to all Southwest Utah residents.
New Building Facts:
8 Medical Examination Rooms
4 Medical Procedure Rooms
6 Dental Operatory Rooms
2 Behavioral Therapy Rooms
1 Pediatric Play Therapy Room
1 Discount Pharmacy
1 Community Gathering RoomIn order to sustain our ability to meet the primary healthcare needs of one of the fastest developing regions in the nation it became clear that we would need to build. In 2020 our Board of Directors made the bold decision to embark on the construction of a new, state-of-healthcare Community Health Center, to open in 2021 at 2300 Riverside Drive, St. George. This new Community Health Center will enable Family Healthcare to serve the projected healthcare needs of 26,000 community residents by 2025. The new clinic will offer a more efficient work environment to our healthcare providers, with a continued focus on integrated patient-centered care. More Southwest Utah residents will be able to receive the same positive care that our patients currently count on, right here in our community
Family Healthcare is an integral link in the healthcare system of Southwest Utah and is the healthcare access answer for thousands of the residents of St. George, Hurricane, Cedar City, and surrounding communities. We deliver more than $14 million in annual economic impact and almost $2 million in yearly tax revenues. We employ 113 healthcare professionals and indirectly support more than 54 community jobs.