Wednesday, January 20, 2021
St. Luke's Adds Sunday Walk-in Care During the Holidays
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St. Luke’s hopes to give its workers a slight respite over Christmas after a busy nine months dealing with COVID.
   
Sunday, December 20, 2020
 

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t. Luke’s Clinic will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. But the hospital is adding walk-in care on Sundays during the holidays.

Holiday Hours for Same Day Care:

St. Luke’s Wood River will offer same day appointments in both Hailey and Ketchum over the holidays in addition to advance scheduling of primary care appointments.  Hours for the week of Dec 21st and Dec 28th are as follows:

 
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  • Monday – Wednesday, Dec 21st - 23rd and Dec 28th - 30th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 24th and 31st, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • The clinics will be closed 12/25 and 1/1

The Ketchum clinic is located in Suite 109 in the Physician Office Annex at 100 Hospital Drive.  Call (208) 727-8811 to schedule an appointment.

St. Luke’s Wood River Family Medicine, located at 1450 Aviation Drive in Hailey, can be reached at 208-788-3434 for same day appointments as well as for scheduling future appointments with your primary care provider.

Walk-in clinic (KETCHUM ONLY):  Saturday and Sunday, Dec 26th, 27th, Jan 2nd and 3rd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Patients should call 208-727-8888 prior to or upon arrival for screening.  

COVID-19 testing for those experiencing symptoms will be available via the drive through trailer at 100 Hospital Drive by appointment only via myChart or via the St. Luke’s triage line at (208)381-9500.  Hours are as follows:

  • Thursday, Dec 24th:8 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Fridays, Dec 25th and Jan 1st: Closed
  • Saturdays, Dec 26th and Jan 2nd: 10 a.m. -2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec 31st: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The process for scheduling a test remains the same and must be scheduled in advance. 

Patients who have COVID-19 symptoms can use the self-triage tool on myChart to determine what they need to do and, if warranted, schedule a test. While myChart is the preferred method of scheduling and is the quickest manner of receiving test results and instruction, patients can also call the St. Luke’s COVID-19 hotline at 208-381-9500 seven-days a week, 8 am-6 pm to be screened and make an appointment if they have trouble accessing myChart. 

 

For more information on COVID – 19 resources visit Stlukesonline.org.  To use the self-triage tool, visit https://www.stlukesonline.org/symptom-checker For additional testing information, visit https://get-tested-covid19.org/ 

 

As COVID cases continue to be on the rise in the Valley and throughout the region, hospital officials say it is important to be diligent in wearing a mask, watching your distance, and washing your hands.  Ffollow CDC guidelines if you are sick or are exposed. Visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html for more information.

 

 

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