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Visitor Information

Other Questions?
Call (208) 625-4000

Welcome to Kootenai Health!

Here is some helpful information to help make your visit to the hospital as comfortable as possible.

Visiting Hours

For the safety of patients and employees, exterior doors at Kootenai are locked from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. During this time, all visitors must enter and exit the building through the emergency department.

Visiting hours vary from unit to unit. Please speak with a floor nurse for department-specific visiting hours or call (208) 625-4000.

Getting Here

Food Options

Kootenai Health's Café 
The café is open daily, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hours of Operation

Breakfast 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner 4:45 to 7 p.m.
Nightshift Dinner 1 to 3 a.m.
Salad and Sandwich Bar 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Big Blue Coffee Company

Big Blue is located just outside Kootenai Health's Café. Visitors can purchase a wide variety of espresso drinks, coffee, tea along with fresh pastries, treats and freshly prepared meals to-go.

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tobacco-Free Campus

Use of tobacco products is prohibited in all indoor and outdoor areas. Nicotine replacement options may be ordered by physicians to help patients who have difficulty abstaining from tobacco products while at Kootenai.