Celebrating 40 years of service to individuals, families and communities in the Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille Counties!

Incorporated in 1978 and governed by a Board of Directors, NEW Health Programs Association is a private 501(c) non-profit FQHC (Federally Qualified Heath Center) health care organization.   Today, NEW Health Programs Association operates eight (8) Community Health Centers, three (3) Community Dental Clinics, and Quail Hollow, a 16-bed assisted living facility in Chewelah.
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Mission Statement

NEW Health Programs Association is committed to ensuring that a comprehensive range of high-quality care is available to best meet the health care needs of the people residing in our service area.

Core Values

♦ Ethical Relationships ♦
♦ Respect For All ♦
♦ Patient Centered Care ♦
♦ Quality Care ♦

Our Providers

From left to right back row:  Kal Kelley, M.D.; Kelly Witte, PA-C; Marelda Abney, ARNP; Kevin Sullivan, PA-C; Don Jackson, PA-C; Sam Artzis, M.D.; Jeffrey Hershey, PA-C  From left to right front row:  Janice Linehan, ARNP; John Kabosky, ARNP; Kay Gentry, ARNP; Shirley Wagoner, ARNP; Melinda Ekholm, ARNP; Matthew Dinsmore, ARNP; Joseph Taylor, D.O.

Not in attendance/inset pictures:  Maja Zugec, M.D.; Marty Malone, PA-C


Crossroads Announces Top 2017 National Overall Medical Patient Satisfaction AWARD! 

NEW Health Programs Association (NEWHP) has been recognized as the Top 2017 National Overall Medical Patient Satisfaction recipient by Crossroads Group, Inc.  Crossroads is an organizational development firm specializing in survey design and facilitation. The award was determined based on Crossroad’s comparison of over seventy community health centers, which are using the same standardized questionnaire and methodology. NEWHP is excited to share this accomplishment with our staff, patients and the community. The award reflects NEWHP’s dedication to providing high quality health care services for all residents within the communities that it serves.  NEWHP strives to continually improve its practices to best meet your healthcare needs. We thank our patients for letting us serve you. If you are new to us, we invite you to schedule an appointment and become a part of our family. Currently, NEWHP offers full spectrum primary care, preventative health care, and express care services. Additionally, in our region we exclusively offer family planning care, pregnancy prevention methods and STD/STI treatment under Title X. Our professional team includes physicians, physician’s assistants and family nurse practitioners.

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