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Physician Guidance Regarding Masks and Children in School

School child wearing face mask in the classroom 2020

Boise, September 24, 2020 - The below guidelines were delivered to school board presidents and other leaders in education in Idaho on September 23, 2020.

Children are now returning to school. Plans for the safe return of children to school, childcare, and other group settings must include universal use of face coverings of children 2 years and older and the adults they interact with.

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Demand for Flu Vaccine Skyrockets During Pandemic

PHMG Clinic front with lens flare, cropped for blog

Boise, ID September 21st, 2020 – Primary Health clinics have seen record demand for flu vaccine in recent weeks, as patients seek to protect themselves and their loves ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since August, more than 10,000 patients have received their flu shots at Primary Health, a number that exceeds previous years by nearly 50% with no sign of slowing down.

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Primary Health Designates Respiratory Clinics

Front view of a PHMG Clinic

Patients with non-COVID Health Conditions can Safely Seek Care at 15 Other Locations 

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Primary Health Now Offers Telehealth Visits

Female patient using video chat telehealth app for doctor visit

Primary Health Medical Group is now offering telehealth visits for qualifying patients who have upcoming appointments scheduled with family medicine and pediatric providers.

During a telehealth visit, the patient and physician use a free smartphone app to communicate via video chat. Because no physical exam is possible, telehealth is most appropriate for patients who need routine follow-ups with their providers.

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Primary Health Welcomes Susan Kim, M.D.

Susan Kim, M.D.

Primary Health is pleased to announce the addition of Susan Kim, M.D. as the group’s Physician Director of Pediatric Urgent Care, a new role within Primary Health.

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Third Annual Bike Drive - September 21st, 2019

Primary Health Medical Group's annual bike drive, bikes in front of Primary Health clinic

Primary Health Medical Group will host the third annual bike drive for Boise Bicycle Project on Saturday, September 21st from 10 am – 2 pm. The public is invited to drop off their unneeded bikes during this time at any Primary Health location in Boise, Meridian, Garden City, Eagle, Nampa and Caldwell.

Bicycles should be somewhat clean and in working order, but flat tires are okay.

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Three New Clinics for Primary Health

Primary Health Medical Group Kuna urgent care opening 2020

Primary Health Medical Group has announced plans to open three new clinics; two in Boise and one in Kuna, in 2020 and 2021.

All three clinics will offer walk-in urgent care and family medicine by appointment, each with 11 exam rooms, an x-ray suite, trauma room, lab and procedure room in about 6,300 square feet.

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Primary Health Clinics are VA Authorized Urgent Care Providers

Female patient using video chat telehealth app for doctor visit

Primary Health Medical Group is pleased to announce it is in-network for the new urgent care benefit available to veterans through VA Healthcare.

Effective July 2019, any veteran enrolled in VA Healthcare can choose their nearest Primary Health Urgent Care for high-quality health care with no referral required and no copay.

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Create a Summer Reading Program at Home

Primary Health Pediatrics Summer Reading Tips, Young girl reading outside,

by Angela Beauchaine, M.D.

Summer vacation has just started but before we know it August will be here and school will be starting again. One of the best ways to keep your child’s reading skills up is to plan a summer reading program. Even just three times a week will make a significant difference.

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