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You can support health in our region by making a tax-deductible contribution to any of the following funds:

1.  Breast Cancer Awareness Fund

The Breast Cancer Awareness Fund is dedicated to providing free mammograms to women who may not otherwise be screened.  In order to qualify for a mammogram with this fund, a woman must be uninsured or unable to meet her deductible.  Mammograms are provided in rural areas of Southeast Idaho on the Portneuf Medical Center Mobile Mammography Coach as well as in Pocatello at:

Portneuf Medical Center – 777 Hospital Way
Idaho Medical Imaging  – 1151 Hospital Way, Building B

For scheduling information, please call: 208-233-3000 or 208-239-1500

 2. Cancer Patient Assistance Fund

This account is dedicated to assist cancer patients and their families with costs they incur during cancer treatment. It can include anything from prescription costs, transportation, meals, lodging and other financial needs that relate to their medical problems.

3.  HOPE Cancer Support Group Fund

To assist the hope cancer support group with group activities, supplies, and when needed and approved, personal assistance for group members. To help fund other charitable cancer related organizations when approved.

4. Shannon Potter Fun Fund

The Shannon Potter Fun Fund was set up to provide small pleasures for those going through cancer treatment.  It was set up by a vibrant and enthusiastic young woman from Pocatello.  When Shannon was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer at the age of 31, she proudly proclaimed, “I will not let this get me down!”  She found a way to do the things she wanted to do every single day, no matter how she felt. As Shannon went through her journey with breast cancer, she told friends and family that she wanted to see a fund established that would bring joy to other cancer patients by providing simple pleasures that would help to remind them that they can have fun, even during their toughest times.

If you know a potential recipient, please call a social worker at the PMC Cancer Center:
Portneuf Medical Center Cancer Center 208-239-1750

5. PMC Patient Assistance Fund

This fund was designed to assist indigent PMC patients and their families. The funds go toward patient prescription costs, transportation, meals, lodging and other financial needs that relate to their medical problems.

 6. Juvenile Diabetes Fund

This fund was established to assist children who are diagnosed with diabetes. The funds go towards classes and activities to teach children and their families how to learn to live with the disease.

7. ISU Residency Fund

This fund was set up to assist students who are in their residency at Portneuf Medical Center. It helps pay for the cost of travel and education.

 8. Behavioral Health Education Fund

This fund provides assistance to Behavioral Health Nurses and Therapists educational needs outside of Portneuf Medical Center.  The funds are used to support expenses such as mental health educational workshops or conference registration fees.  These opportunities must be specific for use in the Behavioral Health Services program.

 9. Portneuf Sports Medicine Institute

This fund was set up to assist the Portneuf Medical Center Sports Medicine Institute. They provide sports medicine services for our community and athletic events in Southeast Idaho.


To donate to any of these causes, please include which fund you would like to support in your memo.
Make all checks payable to:

Portneuf Health Trust, Inc.
500 South 11th Ave, Suite 503
Pocatello, ID 83201


Our staff can assist you in determining the most beneficial method of supporting the health care in our region, personalized to your needs and wishes. For more information on these or other gift vehicles, contact us at 208-239-1953.