Our clinic is an integrated healthcare facility providing primary medical care, basic dental, mental health, specialty referral, and medication assistance to those who are uninsured and have a lower income. Over 125 volunteer professionals provide healthcare services along with a very small, but dedicated staff.
Mon/Wed 8:30 AM – 5:00PM
Tues/Thurs 8:30 AM – 7:00PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
We are an appointment-based clinic.
Please call ahead for availability.
215 W 35th Street Garden City Idaho 83714
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- Non-emergency family medicine
- Chronic disease management, including diabetes, hypertension, COPD, depression, and asthma.
- Medication assistance
- Basic dental services (extractions and fillings) and restorative dental hygiene
- Counseling services for minor addictions, depression, relationships and other challenges.
- Healthy Transformation Wellness Classes
- Connections to organizations that provide housing, food, and employment assistance programs
When a popular free clinic in Idaho’s capital suddenly closed in 2002, the medical community pondered the fate of people who had lower-incomes and were uninsured and where they could find healthcare. Fortunately Dr. Karl Watts, the founder of Genesis, was at the table for those discussions and said, “Genesis will do it.” Within just a few weeks, some clinical services were being offered by the organization.
A lot of people think that you can’t die in America because you are uninsured. Unfortunately, we’ve met many people who have; Moms with unscreened melanomas that waited too long, neighbors whose diabetes went completely out of control placing them in a coma, loved ones whose lack of nutrition and exercise contributed to their heart attack, and sons who decided that life had played them too tough of a hand.
The Genesis Community Clinic in Garden City is an important link in the Treasure Valley’s safety-net for lower-income uninsured people because of the managed care we provide, especially for diabetics, hypertensives, asthmatics and those suffering from depression. Without the clinic, there would likely be a number of people in the community that would simply go without care until they ended up in a hospital ER or worse.