The above link directs you to Snowball's Fundraising site.
If the link does not work, go to https://snwbl.it/W3uoWc.
Please inform IFEHC (info@IFEHC.com).
At the top of the page or at the bottom of the page. At the top of the page, click the image that says "Click here to DONATE". At the bottom of the page, locate the word Donate. If the links do not work, the site is https://snwbl.it/W3uoWc. If you wish to earmark the money, contact IFEHC (click the link Contact in the footer) If you choose to contact IFEHC, your first impression will be that you directly reached the Medical Director and that everything is efficiently run.
YES! Click the Get Involved! tab at the bottom of the page.
NO, or at least not yet. IFEHC is in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status. You CANNOT write off the donations until IFEHC has submitted IRS Form 1023 for 501(c)(3) status. Once IFEHC submits Form 1023, donors can presumptively claim retroactive tax credits. Be advised that if IFEHC fails in its bid, the money will have to be returned. IFEHC will fight hard for the 501(c)(3) status. Should IFEHC lose in its application for 501(c)(3) status (including all rounds of appeal), IFEHC is willing to reimburse donors the taxes owed..
Assuming that IFEHC does not gain for-profit status or that such status cannot be retroactively applied, IFEHC has made a huge difference, IFEHC has a lofty four-part mission statement that it has already fulfilled. (1) Regarding our employment health clinic, what makes a free clinic's employment health exams stand out is that it is not being compensated for by the parties being evaluated. Wouldn't you feel much better driving on the interstate knowing that the semi driver passing you and your family was independently evaluated? (2) Regarding our adult internal medicine clinic. During a pandemic, people who otherwise would not be able to afford the healthcare have come in and been evaluated. Many of our patients are people who simply needed refills but could not pay hundreds of dollars simply for the session. (3) Regarding the paid internship program, my clinic has had an annual round of our paid internship program. (4) Regarding advocacy, my clinic looks out for both consumers and labor. Dr. Boren is a Board certified subspecialist who did some training at the CDC-NIOSH. In times when the government's agencies are accused of being influenced by politics, Dr. Boren calmly evaluates the same same evidence and independently reaches his own recommendations. These are both relayed to his patients and the public at large. IFEHC has been designing its own HIPAA and OSHA General Industry training program which it eventually plans to share pro bono with all small employers in the non-Coastal West.
Furthermore, the level of accountability cannot be matched by most organizations. IFEHC allows you to earmark the money 100% as you intend it. Only one personnel is involved: the Medical Director. You will reach the Medical Director directly, and the Medical Director will oversee how the money is handled. IFEHC even has a plan in place if it exceeds its fundraising goal (i.e.,. raising money for a scholarship).
Moreover, having enough donations will help IFEHC prove to the IRS in its 501(c)(3) application that it has the ability to be sustainable.
IFEHC is planning to raise $90,000 to cover its projected first two years of costs. The purpose is 100% whatever any donor specifies. To earmark donations to certain categories (e.g., medical equipment or lab tests), send an e-mail (info@IFEHC.com). IFEHC will earmark as requested. If a donor does not specify earmarks, IFEHC will contact that donor and ask if s/he wishes to earmark funds. If the donor is anonymous or makes no requests, then IFEHC will count it towards the $90,000. IFEHC is proud that this $90,000 it is trying to raise does NOT include a salary for the Medical Director. Since its second semester of operation, the only employees IFEHC retains are paid interns (viz, hired with the sole purpose of benefiting the paid interns and the community at large).
Please be advised that if the money is not earmarked, IFEHC reserves the right to use contributions made at IFEHC's discretion for charitable, educational, or scientific puproses.
This includes giving money to individuals and organizations that do work consistent with those purposes. Examples include the paid internship program, the scholarship, and any grants or recognitions given to other organizations.
IFEHC has only one personnel: the Medical Director. IFEHC's Medical Director has done the following:
IFEHC is registered with the IRS as a sole proprietorship, currently under the official name of David Boren and the Doing Business As (DBA) name of Idaho Falls Employment Health Clinic (IFEHC). It is registered in Idaho under the Assumed Business Name (ABN) of Idaho Falls Employment Health Clinic (IFEHC). It is registered with both the IRS and the State of Idaho as an employer. As a sole proprietorship, IFEHC has a proprietor, the Medical Director. It technically has no employees. As part of IFEHC's application for 501(c)(3) status, it is forming a Board of Directors. The Medical Director is working hard to make sure the Board is representative of the entire region.
My name is Dr. Dave Boren. I’m the Medical Director of the Idaho Falls Employment Health Clinic (IFEHC for short). A few years ago, I developed a sore throat late at night (yes, even doctors get sick sometimes!). I had so much pain swallowing that I decided to pursue treatment. My regular doctor was closed, along with every other clinic in the area, leaving me with an emergency room as my only option. If you’ve ever had the misfortune of needing to make a trip to the ER, you’ll understand that sometimes the bill can be worse than what brought you there in the first place! In my case, that bill was nearly $900 for what was ultimately a very simple visit and treatment.
The Medical Director started IFEHC with the intention of primarily serving professionals requiring medical clearances for their work (e.g.; Truck Drivers, Fire Fighters, etc.). In order to keep his own medical skills sharp, and more importantly, as a way to give back to the community, he decided to also operate a no cost medical clinic under the same roof. Having experienced first hand how medical expenses can quickly get out of hand, even for simple medical issues, he felt strongly that he could make a real difference by providing non-emergency medical care, free of charge.
IFEHC's Vision has always been “[t]o Increase Access to Quality Healthcare to the Non-Costal West”. Before the end of the first year, the mission finalized having four parts: employment health, adult internal medicine, paid internship, and advocacy. The objectives keep broadening. Because of how well IFEHC manages its resources, it is able to keep expanding. It can even do so sustainably in the near term without contributions. However, it is not possible to do so indefinitely without assistance.
Non-emergency cases in the non-Coastal Western states of Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana. We specialize in occupational and environmental (OEM) medicine but also treat adult internal medicine. OEM includes physical exams for work, disability assessments, workers compensation assessments, and even advocating to employers (e.g., over medical absence). Adult general medicine includes virtually all non-emergency, non-surgical care.
Out of the Medical Director's retirement savings. Per the objectives of the clinic, the Medical Director uses exceptional resource management. An anonymous donor supplied lab equipment, which helps lower the costs of diagnostic tests. The Medical Director has NOT taken a salary.
By expanding coverage and keeping its hours. The single greatest precaution IFEHC takes to protect all individuals is by its by appointment only basis. People are not sitting in waiting areas making contact with others.
A lot. One contribution was an anonymous one for medical equipment. This reduces IFEHC's lab costs by an estimated 3-5 times and makes it possible for IFEHC to eat the cost on certain basic blood and urine specimen laboratory testing. Lookout Credit Union recently donated. Not only does the donation help cover our small budget, but it also makes IFEHC more visible. IFEHC's annual budget is only about $45,000, an incredibly low budget for a physician's office. This means a donation of $10,000 covers nearly a quarter the annual expenses. In high likelihood, most healthcare systems have monthly overhead that exceeds that figure. If 322 people donated $12.40 monthly, this would balance our projected annual budget and make this clinic sustainable indefinitely. To get 322 people, we need visibility. Every donation, however small, helps.
We would like to raise an annual scholarship of $10,000 for healthcare professional students. It is common sense that one of the biggest obstacles to overcoming a healthcare shortage (which Idaho experiences) is raising more providers. That money in excess of the first $90,000 would go exclusively to the scholarship fund unless earmarked otherwise.
First; our time is free of charge. That is worth an estimated $100's (including many cases of insured individuals). Even to get medications and testing for which you were already responsible for covering yourself, you need the prescriptions. When we prescribe, we go out of our way to provide comparable options to put you in a position to determine which is the most suitable for your budget. We do NOT practice defensive medicine, where endless testing is done. We only order medically necessary tests.
Second, our clinic can help you figure out if you qualify for many government subsidies. We do this by counseling or by directing to licensed agents.
Third, we are dreaming of expanding our coverage. Because of generous equipment donations from one anonymous donor, we are in a position to provide many lab tests at costs low enough we can cover them. With more support, we may be able to assist with covering more complex tests.
I run my clinic in the most financially lean way that I know how to. In fact, my overhead in operating this clinic is lower than my personal financial expenses. I also don’t pay myself a single penny out of the clinic’s finances. Every donation to the clinic goes directly and completely to operating the clinic.
Even with our incredibly efficient business operations, many people don’t realize how much goes into operating a medical clinic. In order to continue to operate at no cost, every month we need to raise about $3,500. This money goes towards expenses including office rental, utilities, office supplies, facility improvements, and advertising. For more information on why we invest in advertising for the clinic, and how we make the most of every dollar spent on advertising, click here (point to a link highlighting awareness as one of the largest hurdles for the clinic, as well as the non-profit matching, and other schedule maximizing factors).
Please consider making a $25 per month donation to our clinic. If just 150 people would make this small commitment, we could keep our doors open to those in need indefinitely. All donations of any size are welcome and deeply appreciated. Click above (or visit https://snwbl.it/W3uoWc) to donate.
(1) For website donations collections, IFEHC uses Snowball. According to Snowball: "Our payment processor deducts a small fee from each transaction to cover credit card costs depending on your plan. For example: 2.9% + 30 cents per Essential transaction... Donations made via American Express credit cards are charged a flat 3.5% rate (without the extra 30 cents), regardless of plan type."
(2) If you choose to pay over the phone by credit card, our Merchant options are the Square and Chase. We are subject to their conditions of transactions. Again, you will speak directly with the Medical Director as there is no administrative waste.
(3) If you wish to avoid third party fees altogether, the best option is to send a check. Please do NOT send cash.
As indicated, IFEHC is a one-man operation. In the Medical Director's personal opinion, that is what makes this operation especially worthy of donations - that there is no excessive administrative overhead. IFEHC is a growing operation, and IFEHC keeps improving. If you would like to give input, IFEHC's Medical Director would love to hear from you. Reach us at the contact information (link in the footer).
Idaho Falls Employment Health Clinic (IFEHC)
2539 Channing Way Ste 260, Idaho Falls, ID 83404-7558 in Idaho Falls Medical District
T 208-932-4932, F 208-932-4935
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