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The major medical care facility in the area is Portneuf Medical Center, a nonprofit, acute care facility owned by the citizens of Bannock County. Locally organized and operated, the Medical Center has served the healthcare needs of eastern Idaho since 1907. With more than 1,300 employees, Portneuf Medical Center has emerged as the second largest employer in Bannock County.

Their mission, vision and value statements explain that they believe in providing compassionate, quality healthcare to every patient. Portneuf Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed by the State Department of Health and Welfare. Their Medical Center is a governmental, 231-bed (plus 14 bassinets in the neonatal intensive care unit and 22 well-baby nursery bassinets) acute care facility.Services include 24-hour emergency care; LifeFlight, which has been providing life-saving helicopter services to this area for more than 20 years; a Cancer Center; a Heart & Vascular Center; Physical Medicine; Women and Children’s Services (Prenatal, OB/GYN, NICU, Pediatric); Rehabilitation; Behavioral Health; and a Sleep Disorder Center.

Offsite hospital facilities include a walk-in Convenient Care Center, a Family Practice Residency Clinic, a Home Health Care Center, a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Clinic and a Work-Med Occupational Health Clinic.


Pocatello and Chubbuck residents are served by a number of quality assisted living centers, from those which allow assistance on a minimal level to full service facilities that offer meals, transportation, laundry, housekeeping and assistance with medications and personal needs. All promote maximum independence of their residents within a homelike environment. Veterans may choose to reside in our local Veteran’s Home, which offers skilled care in a homelike setting.A number of private medical specialty facilities offer services such as renal dialysis, one even provides the dialysis through the night so patients can sleep during their treatments and continue to hold a day job.

In addition, a number of urgent care centers have recently opened their doors and helped to make non-life-threatening emergency care more accessible and timely.

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