Killdeer Medical Clinic converting to a Community Health Center

Change set for August 2015

05/19/2015

Killdeer, ND – Killdeer Medical Clinic in Killdeer, North Dakota, will transition from its current status as a Rural Health Clinic to that of a Community Health Center in the coming months.  Currently, Killdeer Medical Clinic is owned and operated by Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and CHI St. Joseph’s Health in Dickinson.  CHI will be transferring ownership and operation of the Killdeer Medical Clinic to Coal Country Community Health Center (CCCHC) of Beulah, North Dakota.  CCCHC currently operates community health center locations in Beulah and Center. 

CHI St. Joseph’s Health and Coal Country Community Health Center have been collaborating on ways to best meet the primary care access needs in Killdeer.  As part of the Affordable Care Act, the change from clinic to community health center status will eventually allow for expanded patient services to the Killdeer area.  There will be no lapse in medical services during the transition, and medical services will continue to be offered in the current location at 150 Central Avenue in Killdeer.  CHI St. Joseph’s Health and Coal Country Community Health Center will continue to collaborate for the community’s health care needs.

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced May 5th that a total of $101 million in funds were awarded to health center sites in 33 states.  Approximately $973,750 in Affordable Care Act funding would be channeled to 2 new health center sites in North Dakota, one of which will be in Killdeer.

Contact:

Reed E. Reyman, CEO, CHI St. Joseph’s Health: 701-456-4271

And

Darrold Bertsch, CEO, Coal Country Community Health Center, 701-880-1440