611 Clinic Rd.,Challis, ID 83226​

​(208) 879-4351​

After hours: (208) 879-1111

​Challis Area Health Center

​​Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm​

Make an appointment today!

​(208) 879-4351​

After Hours Care Line- (208) 879-1111

​Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm​​

T. Daniel Fife, PA-C
​Thomas “Danny” Fife was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Richmond, Virginia. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology from Brigham Young University-Idaho he became an adjunct microbiology faculty member at BYU-I. Wanting to pursue a career in medicine he graduated with high honors from South University in Savannah, GA with his Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies and is Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. His areas of interest include infectious disease, psychiatry, dermatology, and pediatrics.

He loves being outside and spending time with his lovely wife Emilee, his beautiful daughter Lily and his sons, Lewis and William.

M. Chad Banks, PA-C
Matthew “Chad” Banks is an Idaho native raised in Shelley, Idaho.  After graduation from High School Chad went on a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to Tulsa, Oklahoma. After earning a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from BYU-Idaho in Rexburg, Chad went on to pursue his medical training at Touro University Nevada in Las Vegas and received his Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies in 2011.  Chad has spent the majority of his career working in Primary Care in Northern Nevada and has a passion for Rural Medicine.

Chad and his wife Lisa have 6 beautiful children, three boys and three girls. Outside of work Chad enjoys spending time with his family, especially exploring the outdoors.  Chad is thrilled to be back in primary care and working in Challis

Dr. Richard Paris, Medical Director
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”  Although originally seen on a wall of the General Post Office in New York City, this motto is uniquely appropriate for Challis Area Health Cares Medical Director, Dr. Richard Paris.  A familiar and welcoming sight in Challis, Dr. Paris always arrives at the Clinic with a smile on his face and a spring in his step. Dr. Paris was named Medical Director for the Challis Clinic in 1999.  Since then he flies, or drives, the 2+ hours to Challis twice a month to see his ob/gyn patients, complete administrative duties and confer with other Challis healthcare providers about local patients.

Dr. Richard Paris was born in Minnesota but grew up in North Dakota.  He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology.  However, his need to help others drove him to attend Medical School, which he did in Rochester, New York. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson, Arizona; and did his Emergency Medicine Rotation in Missoula, Montana. Dr. Paris started his Family Medicine Practice in Hailey, Idaho in 1980. He and his wife, Dr. Kathy Woods, are well established in the Hailey area.  They have three college-aged sons.​

S. Max Smith, PA-C
Max Smith is a Physician Assistant who joined our practice in May 2018. Max relocated here from Las Vegas, Nevada where he spent over 6 years working in a busy family practice office. He is excited for the challenge of changing from urban to rural care and to be a part of our team providing personalized care and dedication to his patients. Max’s post-secondary education began at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he earned a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience. Upon completing his Bachelor’s Max attended Touro University Nevada in Henderson, where he earned his Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies. He is currently certified by The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.  


Max also served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for two years in Mexico City. He is fluent in Spanish and loves Mexican Cuisine. When not working to care for his patients, Max is at home helping his beautiful wife raise their three children. He enjoys past times of camping, fly fishing, fixing and driving remote control cars, swimming, and watching college football. Having grown up in Orem, Utah he is a dedicated fan of the BYU Cougars.​​

Our Providers 

Rose is a certified Consumer Connector with Your Health Idaho, our state-based insurance exchange.  Rose can help you understand your insurance coverage options and assist with enrollment from beginning to end.  Contact CAHC at (208) 879-4351 for more information. 

611 Clinic Rd.,Challis, ID 83226​

(208) 879-4351​
After hours: (208) 879-1111

Rose Cheff, Community Health Worker
Challis Area Health Center's CHW, Rose Cheff, has lived in Challis for 13 years. During that time, she has worked as a front-desk receptionist for the Clinic, substitute teacher for K-12 and as the Director of the Custer County Coalition, a substance abuse prevention organization.  Mrs. Cheff works closely with key community partners, i.e. the Challis Area Health Center, Challis School District #181, Custer County and area law enforcement, to bring substance abuse prevention professionals and behavioral health professionals to work with area young people and their families on developing healthy relationships and avoiding substance abuse. 

​Community Health Workers (CHWs) are frontline public health workers who have a real understanding of the community they serve.  This relationship enables them to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community, ensuring that everyone has access to the services and resources they need to lead healthy lives. 

Gay Miremont, LCSW
Gay Miremont was born and raised and lived most of her life in Louisiana.  She graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and Masters in Social Work from Louisiana State University.  She worked in both fields until 2008, at which time her focus became Behavioral Health.  Gay and her husband, George Martin, DVM, moved to Bellevue, ID 18 years ago, and have loved living in the mountains of south central Idaho.  Gay has extensive social work experience in both hospital and clinical settings, completing internships at CPC Meadow Wood Hospital and Baton Rouge General Hospital in Louisiana and working for St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center for 14 years.  Knowing and working with Dr. Paris lead Gay to the Challis Area Health Center to integrate Behavioral Health into the primary care practice.

Gay and George enjoy skiing, hiking, four wheeling and fishing with their "dog family".  In 2017 they bought a home on the Salmon River, making work at CAHC a reality.  They have one adult son, James Miremont, who lives and works in Colorado.  "The staff at CAHC are wonderful and the Challis community has been so welcoming! I am very happy to be here and look forward to developing this resource for Challis.”

Miles Haeberle, PA
Miles Haeberle was born and raised in Idaho.  While completing a Bachelor’s of science degree in human biology, he worked as a medical scribe and then a CNA on many different specialty floors including the medical/oncology, telemetry, surgery, psychiatric and rehabilitation centers.  After finishing his Bachelor’s degree, he pursued a career as a PA and received his Masters of Physician Assistant studies degree at Rocky Mountain College in Billings Montana. 

He is very excited about the opportunity to work with an excellent healthcare team here at CAHC and desires to take good care of the people of Challis.  Miles enjoys the outdoors, playing guitar, and especially spending time with his wife and son.  He and his family love the Challis area and have loved meeting the community here.