A new health clinic in Midvale is serving residents who may not otherwise have access to primary care. Salt Lake County and Midvale City officials gathered at the clinic this morning to celebrate the new facility.
The Mid-Valley Health Clinic at Copperview Recreation Center provides medical care on a sliding pay scale, particularly to people who don’t have health insurance. It’s operated by non-profit health provider Utah Partners for Health.
Mayor Ben McAdams says the county is providing the space for the clinic.
“We’re trying to take the services to where the residents are rather than trying to get the residents to come to us,” McAdams says. “So we’re co-locating it here with the Copperview Rec Center because we have many residents of Midvale and Sandy and other areas coming here to recreate and we want them to see the availability of services while they’re here.”
Midvale Mayor JoAnn Seghini says the new clinic is an accessible, low-cost alternative to emergency-room.
“If your child falls off of a skateboard, we’d rather have you come here for medical care than go to the emergency room,” Seghini says. “Overuse of the emergency room is a problem that we have that costs all of us extra dollars.”
The Mid-Valley Health Clinic is funded primarily through a grant that’s part of the Affordable Care Act and patient revenue.
It’s open Monday-Friday with evening hours on Thursday.