Impacting people 

Heritage Health receives $4 million grant

The demand for behavioral health services in North Idaho greatly exceeds available services.

Options are limited for residents who need treatment for substance abuse disorders and mental health conditions and many people are going without the treatment they desperately need, said Panhandle Health District Director Don Duffy.


“We struggle with having enough mental health resources in our community,” said Duffy. “Patients can have a three to a six-month waiting period before they can see a mental health professional and that is tragic.”

The North Idaho Crisis Center, a partnership comprised of Kootenai Health, Panhandle Health District and Heritage Health, serves men and women from Idaho’s 10 northern counties who need immediate help to de-escalate behavioral health crisis situations.

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