Back in September of 2015 the Northwest CHC (NWCHC) received grant funding to expanded services in Troy and to build a new facility. Since the notification of these grant awards the Northwest CHC team has been dedicated to the design process for the new facility. The clinic design will improve patient flow, efficiency, comfort and privacy. The project is set to go out to bid in the next week with the plan of breaking ground in the next 30-60 days with an estimated 12 month project period.
The new facility will not only provide the residents of Troy and surrounding areas with a state of the art healthcare facility, but with allow for additional services to the community as well. Currently the NWCHC provides Medical, Behavioral Health and WIC services in its Troy location. The most recent Oral Health Expansion Grant that was just announced will allow the NWCHC to add dental to this established scope of services. Currently patients who are are in need of dental services travel frequently to Libby for dental services from Troy, Noxon, Trout Creek and Plains to be able access the NWCHC’s Sliding Fee Scale which provides discounts to those who are living at or below 200% of poverty. Since Medicaid Expansion was passed NWCHC has seen a significant increase to their Medicaid population, many who have never had dental benefits before. The new addition of dental services will help meet the need of dental services to the area.
NWCHC has purchased property at Rosebud Flats which will be the building site of the new facility. Plans for the 4,463 square foot facility will be nearly triple the space from their current leased space on Callahan Ave. Additionally, the new facility will allow increased access for patients as there will capability to have multiple provider teams working simultaneously. It will further facilitate better communication within the care teams supporting the patient centered medical home philosophy. This much needed infrastructure will provide a foundation for the organization to further expand access to care and will continue to serve the Troy community for many years to come.