Health & Wellness

Expert medical care is one reason the North Idaho area is a premier relocation destination. In Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai Medical Centerserves over 13,000 inpatients and 169,000 emergency and outpatients annually.  KMC provides a full range of services including care at the North Idaho Cancer Center and the North Idaho Heart Center. In 2006, Kootenai Medical Center earned the prestigious Magnet status, the gold standard of nursing excellence. This honor is held by fewer than 200 hospitals across the nation. KMC Health Park brings residents of Post Falls together with general practitioners conveniently located off of Mullan Ave.

The 24-bed Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls offers orthopedic, ENT, general and plastic surgeons, GYN, gastric, neurology and pain management specialists. An attached medical center features specialists in physical therapy and an expanded Premier Urgent Care for general medical treatment and minor emergency care.

Bonner General Hospital in Sandpoint serves most of Bonner and Boundary counties along with Boundary Community Hospital in Bonners Ferry. Sandpoint also has an urgent care center downtown. The Silver Valley is well provided for by the Shoshone Medical Center in Kellogg as well as the SMC Health and Wellness Center. The Benewah Community Hospital is in St. Maries.

The Coeur d’Alene Tribal Wellness Center, a 43,000 square-foot facility in Worley, serves members from five counties. The Benewah Medical and Wellness Center (BMC/WC) is located in Benewah County in the Panhandle of Idaho on the Coeur d’ Alene Indian Reservation. This county has the highest number of minorities of any county in the State of Idaho. It offers fitness, community health and aquatics and rehabilitation programs to Tribal members and non-Indians through membership plans.

In years past, residents of North Idaho routinely sought medical care and treatment across the state line in Washington, but now a full selection of quality services are available locally.

Fitness Culture

North Idaho has developed a culture of fitness that’s in keeping with the variety of sports and recreation opportunities available through all of the seasons. Hiking, cycling, climbing, swimming, skiing and golf are all conducive to a healthy lifestyle. The annual Coeur d’Alene Ironman Triathlon not only offers a look at world-class athletes but is also inspiring the average North Idahoan to embrace active outdoor fitness goals.

Wellness and seeking to enjoy life are some of the reasons this area consistently tops best places to live and retire lists.

Pharmacies

Medicine Man Pharmacies

  • 802 E Medical Ct, Post Falls (208) 773-3566
  • 805 E Polston Ave, Post Falls (inside Super 1 Foods) (208) 777-7732
  • 15837 N Westwood Dr, Rathdrum (inside Super 1 Foods) (208) 687-5717
  • 1114 Ironwood Dr, Cd’A (208) 666-2502
  • 240 W Hayden Ave, Hayden (inside Super 1 Foods) (208) 772-3311
  • 8093 Cornerstone Dr, Hayden (208) 762-9355
  • 305 W Kathleen, Cd’A (inside Super 1 Foods) (208) 765-2268
  • 624 Larch St, Sandpoint (inside Super 1 Foods) (208) 597-7466
  • 6452 Main St, Bonners Ferry (inside Super 1 Foods) (208) 267-4021

Hospitals/Care Centers

Kootenai Medical Center 
2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID
phone: (208) 666-2000

Benewah Community Hospital
www.bmcvc.com
phone: (208) 245-5551

Bonner County Hospital 
www.bonnergen.org
phone: (208) 263-1441

Boundary Hospital 
www.boundaryhospital.org
phone: (208) 267-3141

Cd’A Tribe Wellness Center 
www.bmcvc.com
phone: (800) 325-7371

Shoshone Medical Center 
phone: (208) 784-1221

Hospice

Hospice of North Idaho, Inc 
9493 Government Way, Hayden
phone: (208) 772-7994
www.honi.org

Panhandle Health District

Benewah County
137 N. Eighth St.
St. Maries, ID 83861
phone: (208) 245-4556

Bonner County
Family and Community Health
1020 Michigan
Sandpoint, ID 83864
phone: (208) 263-5159

Bonner County 
Environmental Health
322 Marion
Sandpoint, ID 83864
phone: (208) 265-6384

Boundary County
7402 Caribou
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
phone: (208) 267-5558

Kootenai County  
8500 N. Atlas Rd.
Hayden ID 83835
phone: (208) 415-5100

Shoshone County
114 Riverside
Kellogg, ID 83837
phone: (208) 786-7474