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Kootenai Health

2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 83814
Kootenai Health offers individualized treatment options for adults facing chemical dependency. Inpatient treatment follows a medical model with an emphasis on substance abuse education, spirituality and relapse prevention, and uses individual, group and family therapies to encourage long-term sobriety. Intensive outpatient programs in co-ed and gender-specific settings focus on addiction education, the 12-Steps and relapse prevention.

Facility Highlights

  • 12-Step Work
  • Addiction Education
  • Relapse Prevention


  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

    Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
  • Family Program

    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.

Facility Settings

  • Hospital

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Kootenai Health is a community-owned hospital in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The hospital offers both inpatient and outpatient services through its behavioral health department, helping adult men and women struggling with co-occurring disorders develop the skills needed “to lead happy and healthy lives.”


Clients meet with an intake team for a comprehensive medical history upon admission into Kootenai Health.

Individuals in need of a high level of structure and intensive treatment are typically referred to Kootenai Health’s inpatient program, one of just three (2.4 percent of) hospital-based inpatient programs in the state of Idaho. During this 21-day program, inpatients follow a scheduled curriculum of individual, group, and family therapy in addition to educational workshops designed to address the disease of addiction. Treatment also addresses relapse prevention, spirituality, and recreation.

Those seeking intensive treatment on an outpatient basis may be recommended for the intensive outpatient program (IOP). Available as either a stand-alone or step-down service, the IOP provides clients with a comprehensive assessment and opportunities to develop personal treatment goals with the support of master’s level clinicians. IOP participants delve into 12-step work and attend both co-ed and gender-specific process groups three nights a week.


According to Kootenai Health’s website, the treatment team includes a psychiatrist, registered nurse, master’s level therapists, and certified chemical dependency counselors.


The 16-bed chemical dependency inpatient unit is housed in a clinical, no-frills environment. Inpatients of the 21-bed program reside in sparsely furnished shared bedrooms. The unit also has a communal dining area and outdoor patio.


The five alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date shared details of mostly positive treatment experiences with Kootenai Health. Most indicated that they’d recommend the facility to others, providing four or five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness.

Several respondents highlighted the amount of personalized attention available from a compassionate staff. “It's a facility that allows about 15 patients at a time,” noted Belinda. “It allowed for more individualized treatment.” As a group, alumni told of “extremely caring and complete care” and a “very supportive” staff. “It's been the third treatment center I've been to and I now understand my disease clearly,” added R.K.

Complaints were scarce: one alum succinctly labeled the food as “bad,” however, the four others each gave five out of five stars for the hospital's quality of meals.


Kootenai Health accepts most commercial insurance plans - making it one of just 92 (74.2 percent of) centers in the state of Idaho to do so - and Medicare and Medicaid. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.

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