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ISU Meridian Health Care

CONTACT US:

Phone:  (208) 373-1734
Fax:  (833) 390-1293

Address:
ISU Meridian Health Science Center
1311 E. Central Dr.
Meridian, ID  83642

Directions:

Google Map

HOURS:

Now Offering free office visits to ISU Students

Tuesday & Thursday

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday (Providers Fluent in both English and Spanish)

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Nursing student treating a child

ISU Meridian Health Care is a Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant Faculty run clinic that offers preventative healthcare for all ages serving the Treasure Valley area. The clinic utilizes trained providers, new equipment, sound medical training, a referral system, and nearby health care facilities in order to maximize the care for each patient. The care by an NP and/or PA involves a partnership with the patient, something more and more patients are seeking.

Idaho State University recognizes that our mission is to care, support, and educate individuals and families affected by health conditions that diminish their quality of life. We acknowledge that individuals may experience discrimination in the healthcare system, which can adversely affect their health outcomes.  We recognize that both conscious and unconscious discrimination occur. Overt and conscious discrimination is not tolerated. Unconscious or unintentional discrimination need to be identified, challenged, and addressed. We believe everyone has the right to be healthy and have access to the resources they need.

We strive to achieve the following commitments to our colleagues and our patients:

  •  Goal 1: We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
  • Goal 2: All patients receive the highest level of care possible delivered in a patient and family friendly approach using evidence-based medicine.
  • Goal 3: We recognize racism, not race, as the cause for healthcare disparities and therefore will examine our healthcare treatment plans for bias.
  • Goal 4: We will track information on factors that create disparities as they relate to health outcomes to better identify how we may actively seek to eliminate such disparities in healthcare.
  • Goal 5: We intend to improve the diversity of our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
  • Goal 6: We commit to listen, learn, and seek to understand in order to create impactful and sustainable positive change.
  • Goal 7: We will recognize and reward practices that promote health equity.

Definition of health equity: The state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. https://www.cdc.gov/healthequity/

While the terms equity and equality may sound similar, the implementation of one versus the other can lead to dramatically different outcomes for marginalized people: Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome within the scope of care provided at ISU Clinics.

Services

ISU Meridian Health Care maintains privacy according to HIPAA rules and requirements. All patients are welcome for preventative care, including the ones without insurance. No one will be turned down for medical care. The clinic holds no prejudice against race, creed, color, or socioeconomic status. Everyone is welcome for great medical care.

ISU Meridian Health Care is now offering acute and preventative care to community members and ISU faculty, staff, and students. We offer private, clean, and comfortable exam rooms with care from board-certified nurse practitioners. Your quality health care services are conveniently provided on campus with short wait times. People are kept healthy through immunizations, blood tests, annual exams, and treatment of ongoing medical issues such as diabetes or blood pressure.

ISU Students are now eligible for free office visits at our clinic. 

  • Preventive and Routine Services
  • Annual Wellness Exams
  • Newborn Wellness Care
  • Infant Wellness Care
  • Child Wellness Exams
  • Sports Physicals
  • Acute Care: Ear infections, sore throat, and joint pain
  • PAP tests
  • Annual Well-Woman Exam
  • Family Planning
  • Acute Gynecology Problems
  • Removal of minor lesions, skin tags, moles and warts
  • Biopsies of suspicious dermatological lesions and/or referral
  • Allergy Testing via lab work

Referral to ISU Clinics Pharmacology vaccine program.  Days and times as well as vaccine availability varies.  Typical vaccines include:

  • COVID-19 (Moderna and Pfizer)
  • Enhanced Flu (65 and Older)
  • Flu
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • HPV
  • Pneumoccocal
  • Tdap (Tetnus and Pertussis)
  • Shingles
  • Meningitis

Appointments are available by appointment only at the link below:

Walk-Ins welcome based on availability!
Make an Appointment

Call (208) 373-1734 to schedule an appointment:

  • Clinic Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Patient Referrals

The ISU Meridian Health Care Clinic accepts referrals for both in-person and telehealth appointments via phone or fax:

  • Phone:  (208) 373-1734
  • Fax:      (833) 390-1293
Consent Forms

Consent forms are traditionally sent via DocuSign to your email account.  If you are unable to sign consent forms electronically, paper copies are also available for your covenience.  Please print and return with you on the day of your appointment.

Parking

ISU provides free parking for clinic patients/clients:

  • Clinic parking is outlined in yellow directly in front of the ISU Meridian Clinics' entrance.
  • The parking area is located on the southwest side of the building facing I-84.

Map of ISU Meridian

 

Clinic

Office Visit Charge

Services Offered

Hours

Staffing

Location

Other

Unity Health Center

Varies

Family health and urgent care

Mon-Sun.
7 am-7 pm

NPs

1130 E Fairview Ave.
Meridian, ID
208-895-6729

Bills insurance with card.

Saltzer Health Urgent Care

Varies

Urgent care – seasonal illnesses, orthopedic injuries, cuts/sutures, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, etc.

Mon-Sun.
8 am- 8 pm

MDs, NPs, PAs

2840 S Meridian Rd.
Meridian, ID
208-960-0680

Bills insurance with card.

Primary Health

Pediatric Urgent Care

Cash discount on some services

Fever, cold, cough, flu,

lacerations requiring stitches,

pink eye, ear infections, skin infections, rashes,

respiratory and urinary infections,

nausea and diarrhea,

sports injuries, sprains, broken bones

Mon-Sun.
8 am- 8 pm

MDs, NPs, PAs

3280 E Lanark St.
Garden City, ID
208-377-4400

Bills insurance with card.

 

 

St. Luke’s

Emergency Department

Varies

Emergency medical care for all situations, Lab, X-ray, and Pharmacy

Mon-Sun.
24 Hours

MD, NP, PA

520 S Eagle Rd.
Meridian, ID
208-706-1140

Bills insurance with card.

St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Emergency Department

Varies

Emergency medical care for all situations, Lab, X-ray, and Pharmacy

Mon-Sun.
24 Hours

MD, NP, PA

1055 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
208-367-3221

Bills insurance with card.

 

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Michelle Anderson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

Clinical Assistant Professor

(208) 373-1734

(833) 390-1293

michelleanderson@health.isu.edu

Michelle Anderson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP has 20 years of NP experience in both inpatient and outpatient primary care. She is a graduate of Duke University in their MSN FNP program, as well as ISU in their DNP post-master's program. She has previously owned and operated her own family practice office in rural Idaho for 12 years prior to her relocation to Meridian to teach at ISU. In addition, she works in Behavioral Health at the Boise VAMC. 

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Kristy Crownhart, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Clinical Assistant Professor/DNP Coordinator

(208) 373-1734

(833) 390-1293

kristycrownhart@health.isu.edu

Kristy Crownhart, DNP, APRN, FNP-C has 4 years of NP experience in the outpatient primary care setting.  She is a graduate of Western Governors University in their MSN Leadership and Management program as well as Idaho State University in their DNP FNP program.  She currently practices at the Boise VAMC as a member of their primary care float pool team.  In addition, she serves as the Chief Nurse Executive and Nurse Practitioner of the Idaho Air National Guard with 18 years of combined registered nurse/nurse practitioner experience.

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Christine Hall, PA-C, MAT, MPAS, DipACLM

Clinical Assistant Professor

(208) 373-1734

(833) 390-1293

christinehall@health.isu.edu

Christine Hall, PA-C, MAT, MPAS, DipACLM has 19 years of clinical experience as a PA with most patient care provided through urgent care and family medicine clinics. She graduated from Duke University (undergraduate & MAT in Biology) and Oregon Health & Science University’s Physician Assistant Program. She became a Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional in 2019 through the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Christine enjoys caring for patients of all ages, taking care of them for acute illness or injury, seeing them for routine wellness and partnering with them to improve all aspects of their health. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in ISU’s PA program and is also employed at the Boise VA Medical Center. She is also fluent in Spanish.

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Kate Macdonald

PA-C, MPAS, MLS (ASCP) CM

(208) 373-1734

(833) 390-1293

katelynmacdonald@health.isu.edu

Katelyn Macdonald, PA-C, MPAS, MLS(ASCP)CM has experience as a physician assistant working in both primary care and urgent care. She graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences and with a Masters in Physician Assistant studies. She also received a graduate certificate in Spanish for Healthcare professions. Currently, Kate works with the Idaho AIDS Education and Training center working to provide education to the healthcare community regarding HIV care topics including prevention.

Staff

Billing

If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card with you to every appointment. Our clinic accepts and bills the following insurance plans:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Pacific Source
  • Regence Blue Shield of Idaho
  • Select Health
  • Tricare
  • TriWest (with VA authorization)
  • United Healthcare
  • UMR
Payment

Some services are non-covered or may be subject to your deductible.

  • Payment, including co-pays, is expected at the time of service. 
  • We accept cash, check, and visa/debit payments.
  • Ask about our income-based sliding scale.
  • Click here to make an online payment:

    Pay Online
Lab Fees

Lab fees are billed directly to your insurance by Quest Diagnostics.  You will receive a bill from them for any remaining balance for lab services.  To receive an estimate for cash prices offered by Quest, check out this link to receive a Good Faith Estimate:

No Surprise Billing Act

General ISU Meridian Health Care Questions

Who can receive care at the ISU Meridian Health Care?

  • Anyone in the Treasure Valley community seeking care.
  • ISU faculty and staff. The clinic accepts private insurances.
  • Students are welcome, however, we will have to bill your insurance for the visit.  Unity Health is still the contracted Provider for the student community.

What are the advantages of using the Patient Portal?

  • Patients can view their lab results and communicate with healthcare providers by sending secure messages.  Appointment reminders can be sent via text or email.

Where should I go after hours?

  • Urgent care may be obtained at a local hospital or care center. In case of an emergency—poisoning, severe injuries, burns, etc.—take immediate action. See the After Hours Care section for more specific details.
General Provider Questions

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

A nurse practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice registered nurse who provides a wide range of health care services to patients of all ages. They often focus on disease prevention and promote the health and well-being of the whole person. An NP maintains patient records, develops treatment plans, and treats both acute and chronic illnesses, including injuries that fall under primary care. NPS practices in a variety of settings from community health centers, private practice, health care systems, and universities (AANP, 2019).

Will I see a student or a provider?

This is an academic clinic and there is the possibility that you will see a healthcare student during your visit. Students at this stage in their education are trained to take your complete history, and in some cases complete an exam. They then will confer with their supervising Nurse Practitioner, who reviews the information. Together, they come up with a plan for you.

There are several advantages to being seen by a student:

  • You get more time and will likely feel less rushed.
  • You’re getting the most up-to-date care as students are constantly preparing for the completion of their degree, are regularly attending lectures, and have the latest information on evidence-based care to benefit patient health and wellness.
  • You get two sets of eyes on you, the students and the supervising Nurse Practitioner. Although it is a safeguard in your care, it also is an enhancement to have two providers reviewing your concerns.
  • You can help shape a career. By allowing students to participate in your care, you are helping them develop their assessment skills, interpersonal skills, and healthcare knowledge to carry through to the remainder of their careers.

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