PURPOSE / SCOPE:
The purpose of this policy is to outline the process and provision of physical health services provided to ICOM students.
ICOM assures diagnostic, preventative, and therapeutic health services are available to students through agreement with local primary care health providers 24 hours/365 days a year.
ICOM student are provided with the information regarding these services at orientation and is also provided on the website.
OMS I and OMS II
ICOM students have a variety of healthcare providers available in the Treasure Valley area for confidential medical and personal health concerns. These providers include St. Luke’s Healthcare System, Saltzer Health, and Unity Health. Students are responsible for all fees incurred through the utilization of these services. In-network providers for ICOM’s health insurance are available at each of these facilities.
St. Luke’s Health System has multiple locations throughout the Treasure Valley with a variety of healthcare professionals to meet ICOM students’ needs. These healthcare professionals include a robust primary care and specialist network in multiple disciplines of medicine. St. Luke’s Medical Center in Meridian is located close to campus. ICOM students are able to find a clinic or provider using the following link https://www.stlukesonline.org/ or by calling 208-381-2Day (2329).
Saltzer Health also has locations around the Treasure Valley, including Urgent Care Centers located close to ICOM’s campus. Saltzer Health offers primary and limited specialty care. Students may call 208-463-3000 or visit https://saltzerhealth.com/ to schedule an appointment or locate a clinic.
Unity Health Center in Meridian is open Sunday through Saturday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and accepts same- day and walk-in appointments during their business hours. Students may call the clinic at 208-895-6279 to schedule an appointment. Unity Health Center has multiple payment options available.
For non-emergent or after hour care, students can utilize local urgent care centers. Saltzer Health Ten Mile Urgent Care is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be reached at 208-463-3000. Ten Mile Urgent Care is conveniently located close to campus.
For medical emergencies, students are encouraged to access appropriate care as warranted by their situation including local urgent care facilities, emergency departments and emergency medical services. For true emergencies, students are asked to access EMS and the 911-dispatch system.
Additional physical health resources are available on the ICOM website.
OMS III and OMS IV
Students on Clinical Rotations away from ICOM who need health services are asked to refer to the site-specific or rotation specific guidelines for incident reporting and accessing health care found in the Clinical Rotation Manual. Additional physical health resources are available in the ICOMPhysical and Mental Health Resource Guidebook.
Assistant Dean of Student Services