St. John's Medical Center

The Teton Free Clinic and other medical providers that used to be housed in the Brown Building at St. John’s Medical Center have found a new home.

The Teton Free Clinic and other providers that used to be housed in the Brown Building on the St. John’s Medical Center campus have found a new home.

The building, which housed medical providers not affiliated with St. John’s, is a casualty of Sage Living, the senior living facility under construction on the medical center campus. St. John’s opted to not renew the land lease for the building, forcing tenants to find new facilities.

The hospital has since built modular buildings on the southwest corner of its campus, giving Teton Free Clinic and Jackson Pediatrics space at 505 E. Broadway.

“We are pleased to have these providers as tenants in our new medical building,” St. John’s CEO Dr. Paul Beaupre said in a press release. “We feel it’s valuable for patients from these independent clinics to have easy access to the diagnostic and treatment services at St. John’s.”

As of Monday, Jackson Pediatrics was still on campus, albeit in a new location. Patients can’t yet visit Teton Free Clinic; it will open in the new building Jan. 7.

Teton Free Clinic serves people who live and work in Teton County, have no health insurance and are under 200% of the federal poverty limit. It is walk-in only and is open Tuesdays from 5:15 to 7:45 p.m.

This article was updated to show that the Free Clinic will open Jan. 7. — Ed. 

Contact Tom Hallberg at 732-7079 or thallberg@jhnewsandguide.com.

Tom Hallberg covers a little bit of everything, from skiing to long-form feature stories. A Teton Valley, Idaho, transplant by way of Portland and Bend, Oregon, he spends his time outside work writing fiction, splitboarding and climbing.

(1) comment

Travis Riddell

Mr. Halberg,

Thanks for relaying this information about our move. FYI, it's a misstatement to say the physicians in the "brown building" are not affiliated with St. John's Medical Center. All pediatricians at Jackson Pediatrics are proud members of the SJMC medical staff--indeed, some of us have been so for more than 40 years. We believe our relationship with the hospital is of critical importance and have extensively supported hospital actives. We also provide the majority of inpatient pediatric care at SJMC. (In the last 24 hours I have personally cared for patients in every one of the hospital's units, including the ER, the labor and delivery unit, the main patient floor, and the ICU.)

The Teton Free Clinic is also overwhelmingly staffed by providers who are either on the staff of or directly employed by SJMC. Health care in our community works because physicians affiliate themselves with the hospital and engage in the community at large, regardless of employment status.

Best,

Travis Riddell, MD, MPH, FAAP

Jackson Pediatrics

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