In January 1986, Dirne Community Health Centers was incorporated as an Idaho 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Heritage Health, originally named “Dirne Community Health Clinic” was largely conceived through the pioneering efforts of one individual, Lidwina Dirne. Upon personally witnessing the devastating impact that inaccessibility to healthcare had on a single mother with disabilities who could not afford basic medical care for herself or her family, Lidwina mobilized a community-based effort to find solutions.
Coeur d'Alene is the perfect mesh of small-town vibe and big-city atmosphere. There’s lots to do whatever the season. We’ve got the great outdoors and the second largest lake west of the Rockies! Within 20 minutes or less you can be enjoying hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling. Some folks do it right out their front door!
We’ve got clean air, little pollution, and no humidity. The summers here are magnificent. If you’re a winter sports enthusiast you can choose from three ski areas close enough to get in a run before or after work. We’ve got a downtown chock-full of unique restaurants, shops, and shop owners who know their customers by name.
Our stable economy, low crime rate, and relatively low cost of living (ranked 16th) attract many looking for a new place to call home or relocate their business to a location that offers them and their employees an amazing lifestyle in the heart of paradise. Coeur d’Alene attracts visitors from around the world.
If it’s serenity you crave, you can live just outside of town on some rural acreage or waterfront, but still be close enough to have a short commute into town to work, shop, or take in one of our many festivals or community events. Build your dream home, live in a country cabin or palatial estate on the lake with views, views, and more views. Choose from quaint turn of the century bungalows close to downtown, or pick a quality-built, newly constructed family home in one of our great subdivisions complete with parks, bike paths, walking trails and friendly neighbors. We have golf course homes, penthouse condos with big-city amenities and quality RV parks ready for “snowbirds”. If you’re ready to retire, start a family, start a business, or just ready for a change of pace, Coeur d’Alene has a place for you to call home.