Tel. 208-255-9099
Fax 208-263-6963
amy.topp@bpicc.org
1020 Michigan St.
Sandpoint, ID 83864

 


Community-Supported Health Care

Bonner Partners In Care Clinic provides health care to residents of Bonner County and adjacent communities who have no medical insurance and meet the Clinic’s eligibility criteria.

The Clinic, which opened for patients in July 2003, is the result of dedicated community members with a vision, many benefactors and our most important asset: our volunteers who make our missions possible. Physicians, Physician Assistants, nurses and clerical volunteers staff the clinic two nights a week to provide medical services. Numerous other volunteers help with prescription assistance, bookkeeping, clerical duties and supply management. Many of our board members are also volunteer at the clinic as well as work to assure the clinic is run professionally and economically.

Please, read on to learn more about Bonner Partners in Care Clinic.

Our Vision:
All people will have access to basic health care regardless of ability to pay.

The clinic is here for uninsured residents who might not otherwise be able to obtain medical treatment. As a patient you will be asked to pay a minimal fee for your care. Fees range from $1 to $10 based on your gross income. Patients with private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and the ability to pay are not eligible for services.

CLINIC LOCATION: Clinics are held at Panhandle Health District, 1020 Michigan St. in Sandpoint. Click for map.
CLINIC HOURS: Clinic is currently held one night per week on either a Tuesday or a Thursday evening. We encourage patients to arrive at the clinic around 5:00 p.m. because we operate on a "first come, first served" basis. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and we are able to provide services for up to 8 patients per clinic night. Click for clinic calendar»
NOTE: We are unable to provide care for: Cuts, broken bones or pregnancy. We do not provide general physicals, sport exams, vision exams, dental care, family planning or STD testing. We can provide medication monitoring by a psychiatrist by appointment only.

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A healthy community is a productive community
By providing basic health care to the uninsured of Bonner County BPICC helps improve the overall health, vitality and economic climate of North Idaho. The benefits to the community are both long term and widespread. They include:

  • Enhancing the health of children and families without duplicating or creating competition for existing services.
  • Reducing the hardships — both physical and financial — suffered by those who avoid treatment until it becomes an emergency
  • Alleviating stress points in the health care delivery system, (i.e. emergency visits that could have been prevented with proper routine care or visits that could be handled outside the emergency areana).
  • Improving the economic climate, as well as solving one of the community’s biggest social challenges.
  • Helping lower income households remain self-sufficient by assisting them to avoid hugh medical bills they cannot afford to pay.
  • Helping to avoid large health care costs to tax payers by managing chronic illness before it becomes catastrophic.
  • Providing caring volunteers with an opportunity to reach out to their community and provide needed services.

Our valued partners in care include:

  • The local medical community
  • Bonner General Hospital
  • Sandpoint Super Drug
  • Panhandle Health District

These partners contribute significantly to the operations of the clinic by providing services at little or no charge. These services directly benefit our patients and assist the clinic in keeping costs at a level our patients can afford. Many of the specialists in the community provide consultations for more complex issues at a significantly reduced rate.

Bonner Partners In Care Clinic is supported by the local community and foundation grants. Area organizations such as the Community Assistance League, Board of Realtors, Kiwanis, Wells Fargo, Avista and the Wild Rose Foundation have supported us each year with generous donations.