Coronavirus Hospital Precautions

We are working in cooperation with state and local health departments to ensure we are safely handling the community health care needs. We are receiving daily official updates regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) with screening and testing instructions, as well as guidance on limiting the spread of infectious diseases.

To protect residents, patients, and staff from any unnecessary exposure, Bear Lake Memorial is limiting visitor access to the hospital, nursing home, assisted living center, and clinics. This includes, effective immediately (March 14th), implementing a controlled entry system to screen ALL patients/visitors/staff for ANY respiratory symptoms. Visitation will only be permitted for specific circumstances. Signage will be posted on campus to help direct traffic during these restrictions.

In addition to the in-person screenings, the hospital is strongly encouraging appointments and visitors to call ahead for ANY chemotherapy, dialysis, outpatient, radiology or lab services. There are additional screenings and clinic workflow processes for patients with fever, cough and recent travel (last 14 days) or direct contact with anyone else who has traveled into areas of concern. Contact phone numbers are listed at the end of this article.

We are also closing the Auxiliary’s Gift Shop and Thrift Store until further notice. This means there will be NO thrift store donations accepted. Additionally, the cafeteria area will restrict public access and ONLY be providing meals to residents, patients, and staff members. This will help eliminate any unnecessary visits from the public.

We are asking for the community’s cooperation and understanding that these processes may change as further official updates and instructions are received. Additional changes may be put in place as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We appreciate the community’s patience and understanding as we implement these precautionary measures. Please look for additional updates in the newspaper, on the radio, and on our website ( and here on social media.


Main Desk – 208.847.1630
Skilled Nursing Facility – 208.847.4441
Manor Assisted Living – 208.847.2400
Emergency Department – 208.847.4439
Bear Lake Physician’s Clinic – 208.847.1110
Bear Lake Family Care Clinic – 208.847.4495
Dr. Campbell’s Office – 208.847.3847
Visiting Physician’s and Ortho Clinic – 208.847.4359
Laboratory – 208.847.4422
Chemo/Dialysis – 208.847.4325

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