LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center have reached an agreement where the Lewiston hospital will assume oversight and management of Student Health Services at the college, starting on Sunday, July 1.
The clinic has historically been staffed by full-time nurse, a full-time biller, and a full-time administrative assistant. While the college has been exploring the possibility of a partnership, the clinic has been staffed part-time medical providers including two LCSC nursing faculty members who are family nurse practitioners. The change will allow increased access and quality of care for LCSC students as well as improve a student’s ability to utilize their health insurance coverage.
St. Joseph will staff the clinic with a full-time nurse practitioner as its main provider. The clinic will remain located in room 205 of the Sam Glenn Complex on the LCSC campus and will keep the same 8 a.m.-5 p.m. office hours on Monday through Friday. The clinic is for ambulatory care only, and will provide services to LCSC students, faculty and staff.
“We’re so happy to enter into this partnership with St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center,” said Andy Hanson, LCSC vice president for Student Affairs. “We want our students to continue to enjoy the quality of life that comes with good health – a vision shared by the hospital.”
“St. Joseph is excited to partner with LCSC to improve access and provide an enhanced level of care to the students and faculty of LCSC and our community”, said Blain Claypool, CEO of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.
The transition to SJRMC should improve overall access to those who use the clinic because there will be more provider hours available
St. Joseph plans to become increasingly involved in campus health/wellness activities and initiatives following the clinic’s transition.
Student Health Services is part of the Student Counseling Center/Student Health Services program in Student Affairs at LCSC.