Just last month, Terry Reilly opened the doors of a $6.2 million, state-of-the-art, 30,000-square-foot location in Nampa. What began as a makeshift clinic in May 1971 in Terry Reilly's own Nampa living room has become one of the national models for community health caregiving. Reilly's "clinic" was moved into the old Square Deal Market grocery store at the corner of 16h Avenue North and Third Street North, and was dubbed the "Nampa Clinic." Soon after, Terry Reilly clinics opened in Garden City, Parma and Homedale, and then throughout the Treasure Valley. And Terry Reilly Health Services' most ambitious project to date opened its doors in Downtown Nampa in early April.
And this morning, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that $604,753 in ACA funds had been earmarked for Terry Reilly Health Services. Additional awards were granted to Health West, Inc., in Pocatello ($691,667), Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in Fort Hall ($698,603) and Upper Valley Community Health Services in Saint Anthony ($650,000).
In Tuesday's announcement, HHS also pointed to the fact that since 2013, health centers had assisted more than 43,000 Idahoans in securing insurance through the online marketplace required through the ACA.
“Health centers are keystones of the communities they serve in Idaho," said HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell. "Today’s awards will enable more individuals and families in Idaho to have access to the affordable, quality health care that health centers provide. That includes the preventive and primary care services that will keep them healthy.”