Portneuf Health Care Foundation Teams Up with ISU's Counseling Clinic

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Updated: 12/03/2012 7:41 pm

Portneuf Health Care Foundation announced a funding partnership with Idaho State University’s Counseling Clinic.

Idaho State University received 14,000 dollars from Portneuf to help update computers, to go from mainly a paper system to a digital one.  This will allow the staff to complete their jobs more efficiently while also keeping the patient information protected.  

The funds will also be used to get newfurnishings to help create a more relaxed environment and help patients feel more at ease during times of hardship.

 Linwood Vereen says that the grant ISU counseling professor linwood vereen says the grant will help add to the services they provide in support of our community.  

For example, this Thursday the ISU Clinic is offering a free health screening from four to seven. Shaun Menchaca and Vereen both agree this is not only a great opportunity for the community as a resource, but for our students.

“It will allow them an opportunity to grow as professionals in
a setting that we will be able to provide a quality of supervision and I think
improve their connection to the community,” said Professor Linwood Vereen. 

“The Pocatello Counseling Clinic is a new endeavor for ISU, but it really focuses on people who are having hard circumstances. They also are offering a sliding scale so people that can’t afford it, can come and attend and really get people back on their feet. The benefit for the students is allowing them real life opportunity to work in their fields and they can become excellent clinicians and really help ISU and also help our communit," said Shaun Menchaca, the President and CEO of Portneuf Health Care Foundation.  

Idaho State University’s Counseling Clinic looks forward to the future and they hope they will be able to offer many more services to come. Vereen also wants us to encourage that if you are dealing with any depression or complications to feel free to stop by the clinic because they offer counseling at a low cost. You can call the Pocatello Counseling Clinic at 208-240-1609.

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