Fresh Goals for Local Health Clinic
Sixteen years ago, the People’s Health Clinic (PHC) began providing health care in an old RV to those in Summit and Wasatch Counties without health insurance. These days, in a permanent home next to the Summit County Health Department, PHC continues to care for the uninsured in our community.
Beth Armstrong, the new Executive Director, brings passion and experience to the PHC. “The People’s Health Clinic grew from the kindness and generosity of our community. Because I believe that healthcare is a basic human right, I’m excited to be part of this next chapter.” Along with fellow new arrivals Shelley Marshall, Development Director, and Kara Clapp, Clinic Coordinator, Armstrong is committed to providing high-quality healthcare for all residents, regardless of their insurance status.
She explains, “I want to make sure the clinic is here for as long as there is a need, and I’m pretty sure there will always be a need.”
While there is great wealth in Park City, there is also great hardship, as many seasonal and part-time workers do not have insurance.
The inaugural Walk and Wine for Women’s Health, a ladies- only event focused on women’s wellness, kicked oﬀ on September 25th. The educational — and
fun — event raised thousands of dollars for the clinic.
Each year, the PHC participates in LivePC, GivePC an annual one-day virtual event encouraging Summit County residents to contribute to local non-profits. This is fundraising Park City-style: hundreds of thousands of dollars pour in to support the community. Some of the PHC’s funds will be used for another of Armstrong’s ambitious objectives: dental and vision care for all Wasatch and Summit County children.
Thanks to fundraisers like these, very generous donors, and Intermountain Healthcare, the PHC is now open five days a week.