Family Medicine Partners with Sacred Circle Health Center
Oct 21, 2021 10:00 AM
The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine (DFPM) and the Sacred Circle Healthcare (SCHC) are excited to announce the formation of a women’s health/prenatal care program in West Valley, Utah. The new program, which began in August 2021, will allow the department to support SCHC’s goal of providing service to the members of the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, other native American Tribal members and Medicaid patients, as well as building out the Division of Family Medicine’s expertise and experience in prenatal care.
SCHC was formed in 2012 as an entity of the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation and is 100% owned and operated by the tribe. The clinic provides a “Circle of Care” approach to healthcare by providing not just medical care but also behavioral health, dentistry, physical therapy and other specialty practices to patients, often on the same day. Clinicians have embraced this model to provide the best care possible and strive to align their services with the cultural traditions of healing and wellness appropriate. DFPM clinicians joining the Center in providing prenatal care will have the opportunity to learn and practice this healthcare philosophy along with other clinical skills.The collaboration between our department and SCHC currently provides access to prenatal and women’s health services once a week. Leaders of the program hope to expand the program in the near future to welcome medical students, residents, and other healthcare learners to develop skills and cultural competencies at the unique Utah clinic.