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Due to the overwhelming surge in COVID-19 cases and the strain it has placed on health care capacity in the communities we serve, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has activated crisis standards of care statewide. We are open and available to see patients, but you may experience delays at our ERs, hospitals, and clinics. We appreciate your patience. Access more info on COVID testing, vaccination, visitor policy, hospitalization data, and FAQs.

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COVID-related Service Updates

Service Availability (updated 10/12/21)

State of Idaho Activates Crisis Standards of Care

Due to the overwhelming surge in COVID-19 cases and the strain it has placed on health care capacity in the communities we serve, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has activated crisis standards of care statewide. 

“Our hospitals and healthcare systems need our help. The best way to end crisis standards of care is for more people to get vaccinated. It dramatically reduces your chances of having to go to the hospital if you do get sick from COVID-19. In addition, please wear a mask indoors in public and outdoors when it’s crowded to help slow the spread” said DHW Director Jeppesen. “The situation is dire – we don’t have enough resources to adequately treat the patients in our hospitals, whether you are there for COVID-19 or a heart attack or because of a car accident.”

We are still open and available to see patients, but you may experience delays in our emergency rooms, hospitals, and clinics. We appreciate your patience.

Temporary Pause in Elective Procedures

Due to significant COVID-19 activity resulting in hospitalization in the community, and in order to proactively manage our capacity for care, St. Luke's will temporarily pause certain elective surgeries and procedures through Sunday, November 7

This pause affects all acute care and critical access hospitals systemwide

St. Luke’s will continue to monitor our capacity for care and make adjustments as appropriate.

Factors Impacting St. Luke's Service Availability and COVID-19 Response

  • Staffing, Supply, and PPE Availability

    We are constantly adjusting and adapting as our access to personal protective equipment, critical health care supplies, and a healthy workforce fluctuates. 

  • Clinical Standards

    Practices change as our understanding of the virus evolves; our team continually evaluates and incorporates the latest science and clinical care guidelines.

  • COVID-19 Patient Census

    We carefully monitor ongoing COVID-19 inpatient and surge activity levels within our hospitals.

  • Overall Capacity for Care

    All day, every day, we are watching the availability of medical, surgical and ICU beds for all patients.