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Fourth Street Clinic Announces New Leadership

Fourth Street Clinic’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Janida Emerson has been appointed as the community health center’s next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Emerson has served in the role of Interim CEO since mid-January. “When Janida assumed the role of Interim CEO, no one imagined the tumultuous year ahead,” Kim Wirthlin, Fourth [...]


Fourth Street Clinic privileged to serve those from all backgrounds

A statement from our interim CEO For more than 30 years, Fourth Street Clinic has had the opportunity to serve Utah’s most vulnerable and disenfranchised. We see firsthand the impact of racial, ethnic, and income disparities every day with the individuals experiencing homelessness that visit our clinic. The death of George Floyd spurns on the [...]


Updates on COVID-19

At Fourth Street Clinic, your health and safety are important to us. We are aware of the concerns in our communities surrounding the coronavirus outbreak and are working with the Utah Department of Health to ensure the safety and security of our patients, staff, volunteers and other stakeholders. As a precaution, we have implemented clinic-wide [...]


Renovations: Invitation to Bid

Wasatch Homeless Health Care, Inc., dba Fourth Street Clinic, is renovating its patient lobby to streamline the check-in experience and create a safer, more enjoyable space for our clients. We are seeking qualified contractors for construction/renovation of the clinic’s main reception area and conference rooms. Fourth Street Clinic will receive sealed bids until until 3:00pm [...]


Fourth Street unveils mobile clinic serving homeless Utahns in Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY—Nonprofit community health center Fourth Street Clinic introduced Mobile Health Care Thursday, a new approach to reduce barriers to health care for homeless Utahns. A 45-foot mobile clinic staffed by providers and medical assistants will travel to the new homeless resource centers slated for operation later this year. It will also make its [...]


Partnership recognized as unique health care model tailored to homeless Utahns

SALT LAKE CITY — A new pilot program geared toward finding and treating homeless Utahns was recognized Thursday for its collaborative and innovative approach to health care at the 15th Annual Homelessness Summit. The Nurse Care Management program, launched by Fourth Street Clinic, Association for Utah Community Health, and the Community Foundation of Utah, places registered [...]


Fourth Street Clinic adopts new electronic health record system

New health IT software provides greater patient care continuity among homeless population University of Utah Health’s assistance has made Epic, an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, available to Fourth Street Clinic, the leading provider of extensive health care and support services to homeless men, women and children in Utah. Epic is a leading health IT [...]


Utah Health Centers Recognized for Quality Service

Salt Lake City, UT – Thirteen Utah Health Centers were awarded funding for the quality, efficiency, and value of the healthcare services offered to their communities in a ceremony yesterday at Fourth Street Clinic. Nick Zucconi, Regional Administrator at Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) was in Salt Lake City on Tuesday to present Fourth [...]


Fourth Street Clinic CEO a Woman to Watch in 2018

Laura Michalski, CEO of Fourth Street Clinic, was honored Tuesday at The Grand America by Utah Business Magazine as one of 30 Women to Watch in 2018. Described as mission-driven and focused, Laura was recognized for her quality leadership and tenacious pursuit of her organization’s goals. “Quality healthcare for all,” Laura states when asked [...]


Bill proposes funding homeless shelters from fees charged to cities not providing affordable housing

Utah cities without a homeless shelter or affordable housing would pay into a pot of money helping to run the state's homeless shelters. The Salt Lake Tribune reported yesterday that HB462, sponsored by Rep. Steve Eliason, R-Sandy, and co-sponsored by Utah representatives from both sides of the aisle, would fund $6.6 million for homeless shelter [...]

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