Encompass Health Services announced earlier this week that it will close its primary clinic in Page on November 21, 2018. Encompass will continue to provide its mental health and substance abuse services.
According to employees at Encompass, they learned of the facility’s closing just one day prior to the public announcement.
Encompass said it made the difficult decision to close its doors due to financial difficulties, which were exacerbated by insurance companies seeking higher reimbursement rates. Encompass said it has operated at a loss for the last seven and a half years.
“The harsh reality is that we have provided primary care services to the community for almost eight years without ever breaking even,” the letter stated.
A letter sent out to the community dated Oct. 25 thanked some of the doctors and healthcare professionals who work for them.
“We have had the privilege of working with some of the best healthcare professionals in the community, including Dr. Demangone, Melissa Serventi, Scott Sadler, Dr. Mike Moore and Bee Valvo, just to mention a few.”