Heidi Burford-Bell loves to say 'yes' to people who need access to healthcare. This week, Heidi celebrates her second anniversary as the Clinic Director of Snake River Community Clinic (SRCC).
SRCC is a nonprofit free clinic serving the Lewis-Clark Valley and outlying areas. Staff and volunteers at SRCC help patients achieve whole-body health through primary care, dental care, and mental health services. Heidi said, "I wish more people knew that free clinics are for everybody — people in need of care and people willing to donate care."
Heidi was a medical assistant and patient care technician for almost twenty years previously. She also has a bachelor's degree in Public Health with an emphasis on Environmental Health. Her skills helped SRCC undergo several transformations over the past two years. Heidi led her team in securing new grant funding and a paper to EHR transition. Heidi is proud of SRCC's teamwork and its positive impacts on the community.
Heidi claimed she became the Director of SRCC accidentally. She then clarified, "It's not an accident that I ended up here, actually! I use so much of my education and life experience in my work. I feel so honored to be able to serve my community in such a meaningful way."
Heidi is passionate about art, nature, family, and good coffee in her free time.
Visit the Snake River Community Clinic website for more information about their organization and services.