Call 911 immediately or go directly to the nearest emergency department for life-threatening conditions, such as:
Don't drive yourself to the hospital if you are suffering from chest pains, slurred speech (or any other stroke symptoms), experiencing heavy bleeding, if you feel like you might faint, or your vision is impaired. Call 911. EMS professionals can begin treating you as soon as they arrive, especially when minutes and seconds count.
Urgent care and walk-in clinics provide medical treatment of illnesses or injuries that require immediate attention but are not life-threatening. Call your primary care provider first if you can. They can often determine over the phone if you need immediate care and where best to go.
If you can’t get in immediately to see your primary care doctor, don’t have a doctor, or are visiting from out of town, you can walk in for medical care and avoid an expensive and unnecessary trip to the emergency department.
General Urgent Care
St. Luke's has in-person urgent care clinics as well as virtual urgent care for a variety of non-life-threatening conditions:
Orthopedic Urgent Care
St. Luke's also offers orthopedic urgent care in Boise for a variety of conditions:
St. Luke's now offers on-demand virtual care services seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., if appropriate depending on your symptoms.
Simply log in to your MyChart account, answer a few questions about your symptoms, and begin a virtual visit with the next available St. Luke's primary care provider.
You may still have to wait a bit, as you would at an in-person urgent care clinic, but you'll be waiting wherever you choose.