Utah Partners for Health provides compassionate, comprehensive, quality care to empower under-served individuals, families, and communities in a patient centered medical home.
Utah Partners for Health was established in July 2002 by Brian Zehnder, M.D., and community leaders concerned about the growing number of uninsured. The original name was MCFM Foundation. Kurt Micka joined UPFH as the executive director in January 2003. In April 2003, UPFH received 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service. The first collaborating partner was the Magna Center for Family Medicine, who provided in kind donations to the first patient in June, 2003.
In 2007, two major programs were added to provide needed access to healthcare: A mobile clinic that provides access to groups who experience cultural barriers to access in their own neighborhoods, and a prenatal clinic located in West Valley City. The mobile clinic has grown to provide care to thousands of underserved individuals at multiple locations in Salt Lake and Tooele counties. After 5 years of serving prenatal care, the prenatal services ended in June 2013.
In 2013, Utah Partners for Health was faced with losing providers who partnered with the mobile clinic. A new collaboration was established with Health Clinics of Utah to keep the program running and expanding. Therefore we expanded our reach into the Glendale and Rose Park area.
In 2013, with the urging of several community partners, Utah Partners for Health also embarked on a plan to open their own clinic in Midvale, Utah. Part of the plan included applying for a New Access Point Grant with the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). In November of that year, UPFH received the New Access Point Grant and received its first patient at the Mid-Valley Health Clinic in November, 2013.
In 2014, UPFH included the mobile clinic into their scope of practice. The Mid-Valley Health Clinic opened its doors 5 days a week in February, 2014.
In 2014, we also expanded our mobile clinic services to include Eye Care. The Mobile Eye care unit program is in collaboration with Charity Vision and provides exams and free to low-cost lenses to Title 1 Schools, shelters, and other communities.
In 2016, we opened the Utah Partners for Health Behavioral Health Clinic to offer counseling services, and the Utah Partners for Health Dental Clinic offering full dental care services. Both of these new services are located at our 7651 Main Street address in Midvale Utah.
We partner with the best healthcare providers in Utah. They donate an average of 68% of their customary billing to our program, making our organization one of the most efficient access models for the medically uninsured.
Mid-Valley Health Clinic has three skilled providers: Lyle Greenwood, D.O. – Medical Director – bilingual; Maria Valdizan-Garcia, FNP – bilingual; Tony Gregory, PA-C – Bilingual; Nadia Xibille, PA-C – bilingual.
Utah Partners for Health offers access to full primary healthcare services for acute, chronic, and mental illnesses. Ancillary services include lab work, radiology, ultrasound, and mammography. For those who qualify, other services include counseling, physical therapy, dental care, eye care, and urgent care.
Our mobile medical unit reaches disparate communities that do not have access to medical services. Our community impact in Salt Lake County is remarkable, with an average growth in patients seen each year at 24% annually.
Mid-Valley Health Clinic is a Family Medical Home offering a variety of services such as: Adult and Child Well Checks, Immunizations, Vision Screenings, Pediatrics, Family Wellness, Geriatrics, Lab Work, Education, Diabetic Treatment & Care, and MORE!
For a complete list of services, and to determine if you are eligible to participate in our programs, please click on the UPFH services link above.