Our Behavioral Health Consultants provide patients with long-term therapeutic & counseling services for adults and children based on comprehensive assessments and treatment plans. Behavioral Health at St. Mary’s Health and Clearwater Valley Health is part of the team-based care model. The Behavioral Health Consultant works directly with the Primary Care Provider to assess patient’s mental and emotional health needs while working on self-care planning as well as medication management.
Our Respiratory Therapist monitors patients while they do safe exercises such as walking on a treadmill and other activities. Patients will be on cardiac and oxygen level monitors during cardiac rehab to ensure their safety; while building strength and endurance to improve quality of life. Monthly reports are sent to the patient’s primary care provider to show data from each session. Patients are also educated on medications, heart rhythms, diet, stress reduction, etc.
The Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training/Support Program (DSME/T/S) offered through St. Mary’s Health and Clearwater Valley Health are geared to empower patients to take control of their health. Currently this is done in a one-to-one manner offered by one of our Diabetes Educators.
Appointments can be made to be seen in Orofino, Kooskia, Pierce, Cottonwood, Kamiah or Grangeville. The focus is on assessing the patient’s readiness to engage, their preferences, and providing training and education so that they can gain a comfort level and knowledge in dealing with their individual situation. Major topics addressed include: Nutrition, Physical Activity, Blood Glucose Monitoring, Medications, Problem Solving, Risk Reduction and Coping Skills. Based on individual needs and preferences we may also explore how a diagnosis of diabetes impacts pregnancy, sexual health, aging, fall risk, heart disease and stroke, cancer and dementias. Services are available for Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetic patients of all ages.
The educators are part of a team that includes Medical Providers (MDs, DOs, NPs, & Pas; whether they are part of our practice or outside providers), Nursing Staff, Community Health Workers, Behavioral Health Specialists, RN Case Managers, Dieticians, Podiatrists, Dentists, Eye Care Specialists and Benefit Counselors. Working together as a team we can provide optimal health oversight and advice.
*Appointments are available during regular business hours and special effort will be made to extend hours for evening or weekend appointments, if necessary, to fit patient schedules.
At St. Mary’s Health and Clearwater Valley Health, we understand the importance of receiving health care when you need it, regardless of your financial situation. We want to give our patients as much information about the cost of healthcare as we can.
It’s important to let us know if you are having, or anticipate having, problems paying your bills. You can contact us directly and we can assist you in resolving issues with your medical bills, and answer any questions you may have about our Financial Assistance Program.
Our representatives will work with you to determine what programs you may qualify for, as well as identify any state or federal programs you may be eligible for. They can even assist you in filling out the necessary paperwork.
We offer a full service radiology department with registered radiologic technicians for both inpatient and outpatient services. A CT scanner is on site and available 24/7. MRI services visit our facilities twice a week. On-site X-rays, ultra sound and DEXA bone scans are also available and FDA certified mammography happens twice a month. Our radiology department is happy to accept orders from outside physicians.
St. Mary’s Health and Clearwater Valley Health operate full-service in-house laboratories that provides a broad range of clinical testing. Our labs are in service 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Our lab is staffed by licensed and experienced medical technologists and laboratory technicians, phlebotomists, and is accredited by the State of Idaho Department of Health. Our staff is committed to providing quality and timely laboratory services in a courteous and professional manner.
Outpatient Phlebotomy Services – Available on a walk-in basis; Monday through Friday.
Your Occupational Therapy helps people recovering from injury or surgery to regain skills and provides support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational Therapists use purposeful activity or interventions designed to promote health, prevent injury or disability, and which develop, improve, sustain or restore the highest possible level of independence of any individual who has had an injury.
Occupational therapy may be needed to treat cognitive impairment, psycho-social dysfunction, mental illness, developmental or learning disability, physical disability or other disorders or conditions.
Occupational therapy can help you develop, improve, sustain, or restore your independence if you have a disability, injury, or illness. Additionally, it can help improve your ability to participate in activities of daily living that have personal meaning and value.
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St. Mary’s Health and Clearwater Valley Health, we offer personalized rehabilitation treatment with licensed, hands-on physical therapists in Orofino, Kamiah, Cottonwood, and Grangeville. Our Physical Therapy team helps patients improve mobility, relieve pain, reduce the need for surgery and prescription drugs, and allows patients to participate in a recovery plan designed for their specific needs. We focus on improving strength through exercise to heal injuries and ease pain. With personalized guidance, it is our goal to help you recover and thrive following an injury or illness.
Our Respiratory Therapists assess and treat patients with both acute and chronic dysfunction of the cardiopulmonary system. RT helps to rehabilitate patients suffering from breathing troubles including diseases, infections, or viruses of the cardiopulmonary system, such as lung cancer, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and pneumonia.
Our highly skilled surgery team, featuring Dr. Karin Schmidova, provides excellent surgical services in both Orofino and Cottonwood. This allows for easy follow-up with your Primary Care Provider as well as providing you the ability to receive outstanding surgical services and be able to recover close to home.
Telehealth Services Telehealth at St. Mary’s Health and Clearwater Valley Health use electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, allowing for access to specialty services that patients would have to drive to otherwise. The following telehealth services are currently available to our patients:
Telepsychiatry With nearly one in five Americans having a mental health condition, reducing the barriers to treatment in our area is of utmost importance. With telepsychiatry, we bring mental health services directly to our patients wherever they are – at home, in our outpatient locations, or inpatient facilities.Utilizing our Remote Presence (RP-7) robots or teleconferencing tools, you will be able to immediately access our mental health specialists to shorten time to treatment, decrease the need to travel to receive help, and improve outcomes.
Telecardiology A cardiologist from Hearts Clinics Northwest regularly ‘sees’ patients using the RP-7 robots. He also has regular hours in the Orofino clinic but, when the roads are icy and he can’t drive down, he uses the robot rather than cancelling his patient appointments.
Telemergency Care Highly trained Emergency Room doctors at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, and Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene, are available 24/7 to consult on complicated ER cases and help make decisions about transferring a patient vs. keeping him/her local.
Our Transitional Care services, also known as “Swing Bed” services, include follow up care after injury or illness, stroke or heart conditions, and post-surgical care, especially following knee or hip replacement. In-hospital Physical, Speech and Respiratory Therapy, IV antibiotics and/or IV medications for pain control, wound care, discharge planning & follow up, and in-home nursing care are all offered. Medicare covers cost for eligible individuals.