To protect our Veterans and Staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Boise VAMC has in place temporary restrictions for patient visitors to all care locations consistent with guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
As the COVID-19 status continues to evolve, visitor restrictions are subject to change. The updated Boise VAMC Visitation Policy for Inpatient Units are:
- Do not visit if you are sick.
- Visitors with COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed to enter the facility and will be asked to return home or seek medical attention. Symptoms include:
- Respiratory symptoms of cough, wheeze, shortness of breath, or congestion
- Fever, chills, or muscle aches
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- New loss of taste or smell
- Close contact with COVID-19 infected person
- Visitors are limited to only those essential for the patient’s physical or emotional well-being and care (e.g., care partners).
- One visitor per patient at a time and must restrict their visit to only the patient’s room or other area designated by the facility.
- No visitors under 18 years of age.
- Every person must be screened for COVID-19 symptoms before entering the hospital.
- Persons inside the hospital are required to wear a face covering that covers both mouth and nose.
- No visitors are permitted for Veterans who are diagnosed with COVID-19 or pending a test result for COVID-19.
- No visitors will be allowed in the Community Living Center (CLC) except under special circumstances approved by the CLC Director.
Boise VAMC serves veterans primarily from southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. In addition to our main medical center in Boise, Idaho we offer a number of services to our patients in our Outpatient Clinics located in Caldwell, Twin Falls, Mountain Home and Salmon, Idaho; as well as Burns, Oregon.
Boise VAMC has a Police Service. Our officers provide 24-hour patrols of the facility and parking lots. For general police assistance, please dial 208-422-1000 ext. 1122. In case of an emergency, dial 208-422-1000 ext.1122. Report all suspicious or criminal activity, vehicle accidents, and personal property losses to the VA Police while on the facility grounds as soon as possible.
Because the VA Medical Center is federal property, all persons and bags are subject to search. In addition, no weapons, alcohol, or illegal drugs are permitted.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found is located in building 88, Community Living Center. You may also contact them at 208-422-1000 ext. 1149.
A nondenominational chapel is located on the first floor of the hospital. Worship services are held on a regular basis. Please contact Chaplain Service at 208-422-1000 ext.1362 for additional information or to speak with one of our chaplains.
Parking at the Boise VA Medical Center can be challenging during peak days/times. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and/or visit with patients during non-peak hours. During normal business hours the DAV provides transportation services from VA parking lots to the main entrance. If you are not able to flag down the DAV van you are welcome to call (208) 422-1000 ext. 7555 to ask for a ride.