Importance of Well-Child Visits During Pandemic

Dr. Naya Antink, MD, a pediatrician and Medical Director of Pediatrics at Saint Alphonsus Medical Group, reminds parents that it's safe to continue bringing their children to their wellness exams during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our clinics are taking several precautions to prevent exposure to the virus, including separate waiting rooms and designated appointment times for sick children, in addition to temperature checks and screenings at the entrances of our facilities.

At Saint Alphonsus, your health and safety are our top priorities.

We are committed to serving you and your family through the COIVD-19 crisis. Below are services available to you during this time.

COVID-19 Hotline (208) 302-2683 is a non-urgent call center staffed with nurses 8 am – 8 pm daily to answer questions about symptoms, risk factors, precautions, testing criteria and more.

Drive-up Assessment Sites are available 8 am – 8 pm daily to provide COVID-19 screenings. Each of our locations below has a pediatrician overseeing child screenings and testing.

MyeVisit Online Urgent Care ( is a safe way to seek care without leaving your home for the following concerns:

  • Possible exposure to or in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Upper respiratory infection symptoms, such as: fever, cough, sore throat, facial pressure, swollen glands, sneezing, etc.
  • Common medical concerns such as: infections and ailments to include pink eye, urinary tract infection, sinus, cold and flu issues, allergies, and more.
During your MyeVisit appointment, you will be asked a series of questions, and engage through video-conference with one of our providers who will review your symptoms, make a diagnosis, determine next steps, and guide your treatment plan. Visit to learn more, create an account, or start a visit.

Virtual (telemedicine) Visits for Routine and Specialty Care are also available to ensure we meet your ongoing healthcare needs during this season. Please call your Saint Alphonsus provider's office to inquire if this option is available for your next appointment.

A reminder to continue bringing your children in for their wellness checks. Our clinics are clean, safe and taking every precaution to keep your child healthy.