To qualify as a Rural Health Clinic (RHC), the clinic must be located in a non-urbanized area and a designated medically underserved area or designated population group or geographic health professional shortage area.
RHCs provide routine diagnostic and laboratory services and employ mid-level practitioners 50 percent of the time the clinic is open.
The State Office of Rural Health offers technical assistance to organizations considering RHC certification and those currently certified. In Idaho, the Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Medicaid, Bureau of Facility Standards is responsible for RHC certification. Click here to find an RHC.