Idaho State University Meridian Clinics - Ribbon Cutting
The ISU Meridian Clinics have been renovated in two phases. The first phase started in December of 2019, and was completed in the summer of 2020. The second phase started July 1, 2020, and is scheduled for completion in December 2020. Furniture and equipment were purchased using a grant from the Sunderland Foundation.
The first new clinic is a Rehabilitation Counseling Clinic, which will provide services for individuals with emotional and physical disabilities to help them achieve their personal, career, and independent living goals. This new clinic will supplement the counseling clinic already in place, which offers individual, couple, and family counseling.
A new Integrated Mental Health Clinic will provide evaluation and medication management for patients suffering from a variety of mental health conditions requiring psychiatric medication. Providing these much-needed services for Idaho residents also gives students in the program opportunities for enhanced learning experiences to prepare them for their field.
The Nutrition Services outpatient clinic will provide individual and group wellness, as well as medical nutrition therapy counseling for adults, children, and families. It will also serve as a rotation site for dietetic interns. The clinic will also be used to conduct nutrition counseling and education activities provided in support of research initiatives among ISU faculty and students.
ISU Meridian Health Care is a Nurse Practitioner Faculty run clinic that will offer preventative healthcare for all ages in this area and surrounding community. The clinic will utilize trained providers, new equipment, sound NP training, a referral system and nearby health care facilities in order to maximize the care for each patient. The care by a NP involves a partnership with the patient, something more and more patients are searching out.
Finally, the Physical and Occupational Therapy Clinic will begin providing services in the fall of 2022. It will provide a teaching arm for the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Occupational Therapy programs. The facilities will include innovative faculty research and therapy services for the underserved and underinsured population of the Treasure Valley.