December 4, 2017 by Jessica Gee
On November 30, North Country HealthCare celebrated the 10 year anniversary of its Flagstaff – 4th Street building.
North Country HealthCare recognized the donors and partners who made it possible.
We look forward to another decade of providing care out of our Flagstaff 4th Street location.
On November 30, North Country HealthCare celebrated the 10 year anniversary of its Flagstaff – 4th Street building. Guests included donors who gave to the building’s capital campaign over a decade ago, as well as the many community partners who have supported North Country HealthCare’s mission since it was founded in 1991.
Flagstaff Vice Mayor Jamie Whelan and City Councilman Charlie Odegaard both attended the event. They presented a proclamation on behalf of the City of Flagstaff that November 30th, 2017 is now recognized as “North Country HealthCare Day,” in honor of the impact the organization has had on the health and wellbeing of the communities it serves.
Several local artists, including Randall J. Wilson, Baje Whitethorne, and Shonto Begay, were also recognized at the event for murals they gifted to North Country HealthCare in 2007.
Before it began operating out of its current location at 2920 North 4th Street, North Country HealthCare was housed on Rose Street, in what many Flagstaffians remember as the “old roller rink.” Moving into the new building allowed North Country HealthCare to expand its services in Flagstaff beyond family medicine to include pediatrics, dental care, OB/GYN services, and numerous community health programs. Since the 4th Street building was constructed, there have been 400,000 medical appointments, 82,000 dental appointments and 743,000 prescriptions filled.
North Country HealthCare is the primary community health center in the area. In 1991, a small group of doctors and nurses, health and human service representatives and consumers worked together to establish the Flagstaff Community Free Clinic. In 1996, the clinic transitioned from a volunteer organization into a state and federally funded community health center. Today, North Country HealthCare serves 14 communities across northern Arizona, providing quality medical care to all while building healthier communities. Click here to learn more about North Country HealthCare and its mission.
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