• Our Mission serves the entire community. Kaniksu improves the quality of our patients' lives who would otherwise have limited access to health care. We serve all individuals regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.
• Kaniksu welcomes all employees and patients without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, or disability.
• Kaniksu is committed to providing a Medical Home to patients, where medical, dental and behavioral health services are integrated and care managers and clinical pharmacists work together and coordinate efforts in a team-based system of care.
• Kaniksu promotes prevention and early intervention in all programs.
• Kaniksu providers are able to practice at their full scope of licensure and training.
• Kaniksu offers a competitive benefits package, including generous vacation and sick time, along with health insurance and retirement savings options.
Kaniksu is recognized as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Our supportive and collaborative medical team offer a comprehensive list of services with a focus on preventative care and an integrated approach to our medical, dental and behavioral health model creating an effective patient-centered medical home.
Our medical providers conduct patient exams, diagnosis, treatment, education, and preventative screenings according to the age-specific needs of each patient in accordance with evidence-based guidelines and the principles of growth and development for infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric life cycles. Medical providers approach tasks in a culturally appropriate, team-based environment that supports patients and their families in self-management, self-efficacy and behavior change.
Our dental team offers comprehensive care for Idaho Smiles (Medicaid) patients. This includes pregnant women, children 19 years of age and under, and special needs adults. Emergency services are available for residents of Boundary and Bonner Counties.
They also support the diagnosis and treatment of patients, focusing on preventive dentistry, pedodontics, periodontics, removable prosthodontics, endodontics, fixed prosthodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics. Services follow age-specific needs of all patients in accordance with the principles of growth and development for infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric life cycles. Preventive dental services including counseling, sealants, fluoride treatments, prophylaxis, and oral hygiene instruction and review.
We believe that truly meaningful health care addresses all aspects of a person, including behavioral and emotional needs. As a key component of our integrated, patient-centered model our behavioral health team works alongside our medical teams to deliver stratified, integrated, patient-centered, population-based, primary care services utilizing a diversified team of professionals.
Behavioral health services are available at all of our clinics and our behavioral health providers help identify and treat both mental health concerns and stress reactions.
Ponderay is the town just north of Sandpoint.
The City of Ponderay is the proud gateway to Schweitzer Mountain, a year-round destination resort that boasts 2,900 acres of skiable terrain, 92 trails, open-bowl skiing, three high-speed chairlifts (including Stella, Idaho’s only six-person high-speed lift), plus cross-country skiing trails, a tubing park, and snowmobiling access. In the summer, Schweitzer becomes an outdoor lover’s paradise with more than 40 kilometers of hiking and biking trails to enjoy. Take a ride on the Great Escape Quad chairlift for sweeping views of Lake Pend Oreille and beyond. And don’t forget to check out an array of summer festivals featuring live music and fun activities.
Just 30 miles south of Bonners Ferry, a very easy commute, you will find beautiful Sandpoint. Located on magnificent 43-mile-long Lake Pend Oreille, surrounded by the Selkirk and Cabinet mountains, and with Schweitzer Mountain ski resort minutes away, Sandpoint is blessed with outstanding natural attractions in all seasons. But it goes deeper than that. The town itself is exceptional, home to a thriving arts community, the historic Panida Theater, a busy events schedule, a plethora of excellent restaurants, fine lodging, and unusual shopping and abundant recreation. In fact, Sandpoint has been named the “Most Beautiful Town in America” by Rand McNally and USA Today.
The word is getting around through national recognition that this is the best small town in the west to live. People move here from around the world to enjoy this four-season playground with a motto to work hard but play harder. While the recreation abounds, the area also appeals to so many due to the unique richness of history, the arts, events, small-town hospitality, and community spirit.
The area has a four-season climate with average highs in the summers of 81.2 degrees and average lows in the winter at 21 degrees. The average precipitation annually is about 33.3 inches with an average snowfall of 87.8 inches. In the summer months, locals can be found enjoying a variety of outdoor activities including a day at the shores of one of our many lakes, a sail across Lake Pend Oreille, horseback riding in the Cabinet or Selkirk Mountains, and more; while the winter season provides ample snow to alpine ski, snowboard, cross country, or telemark at Schweitzer Ski Resort or in the surrounding backcountry.
Bonners Ferry, named Idaho’s “Most Friendly Town” during the Idaho Governor’s Conference on Recreation and Tourism, offers its residents an outstanding quality of life in one of the most beautiful places in the nation. It is a wonderful place to live, work, raise a family, and retire.
Thriving Bonners Ferry has a population of 2,610 and is the county seat for Boundary County, population 10,808.
Aptly named, Boundary County borders Canada to the north, Washington to the west and Montana to the east, and Bonner County, Idaho to the south. Bonners Ferry’s location at the crossroads of Highway 95 and Highway 2 makes it the gateway city for travelers entering Idaho from Canada, via two border crossings at Porthill and Eastport, as well as from Libby and Troy, Montana, to the east.
Bonners Ferry is nestled along the Kootenai River, which flows north up to Canada and forms the Kootenai Valley – one of the richest agricultural areas in the state. The heavily forested Selkirk, Cabinet, and Purcell mountain ranges frame the valley and provide surpassing recreation as well as a significant, sustainable timber industry.