Important Information

  • One designated visitor for the duration of the hospital stay.
  • 10:00 am – 7:00 pm visitor hours.
  • Recovery is always our first concern; there may be times, even within normal visiting hours, when we must restrict the length of visits or suspend them altogether for our patient’s safety and comfort.
  • No visitors under age 18.
  • Visitors must be masked while at EIRMC (please bring your own, if you have one).
  • Exceptions are made for patients who meet specific criteria, such as end of life.

Visitors are screened and temperature checked, and asked for identification each time they enter the hospital.

Visitors with a fever, cough, shortness of breath, who is awaiting a COVID–19 test result, or who has had recent exposure to a COVID–19 positive person is not allowed entry.

Level I ICU in Idaho Falls, Idaho

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls is designated as a Level I Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This designation means we are able to provide the highest level of intensive care for all cardiology, neurology and trauma patients.

To learn more about our ICU services, please call (208) 529-7830.

Not only do we provide critical care services for adults, but we provide intensive care for the full age spectrum, including babies in our NICU and children and teens in our PICU. Outside Idaho Falls, the nearest Level I Critical Care Centers are located in Salt Lake City, Boise and Missoula.

Our interdisciplinary team works together to save and improve the lives of critically ill patients from across our region, including Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Our ICU team includes physicians, nurses, monitor techs, nurse’s aides, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, dietitians, pharmacists, occupational and speech therapists, social services and spiritual support.

Visiting the ICU

When someone you love is in our ICU, we know you are worried. Be assured we are taking the very best care of your loved one. Our team is experienced, our facility is state-of-the-art and our number one priority is helping our patients recover.

Family support, adequate rest and avoidance of overstimulation are important factors for a patient’s recovery. With these considerations in mind, and with our shared commitment to what is best for our patients, the following ICU visiting guidelines are important to follow.

Visiting hours

Visitors are welcome between the hours of 10:00am - 7:00pm.

There may be times, even within normal visiting hours, when we must restrict the length of visits or suspend them altogether for our patients’ safety and comfort. Their recovery is always our first concern. We appreciate your understanding on those occasions.

There is an ICU waiting room just outside the main ICU patient area that accommodates family members. The waiting room includes chairs, sofas, a television, books and games.

Number of visitors

One designated visitor is allowed for the duration of the patient’s hospital stay.

Child visitors

Because of current visitor restrictions due to COVID-19, children under age 18 are not allowed, except under very special circumstances involving end-of-life.