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ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION                   800-272-3900

National Toll Free Information &          800-574-1787

Referral Service



BLAINE COUNTY SENIOR CENTER                     208-788-3468

721 Third Ave. South

Hailey, ID 83333

Director:  Kim Coonis


AREA SERVED:  Blaine County


PURPOSE: Service to the elderly


SERVICES: Meals:  Tues/Wed/Fri at noon.  Meals on wheels, TWF, transportation.  Health services, information and referral, outreach. Exercise classes.


ELIGIBILITY:  Over age 60 or a spouse that's over 60.


FEES: Ask for donations. Fees vary for meals and transportation.




BLAINE COUNTY SENIOR CENTER                     208-788-3468

721 Third Ave. South

Hailey, ID 83333


AREA SERVED: Blaine County


PURPOSE: To deliver meals to the elderly.


SERVICES: Nutritious meals delivered to the elderly who cannot prepare own meals or who need a special diet. Frozen dinners for Sat,Sun, & Mon delivered on Friday.


ELIGIBILITY: Elderly not able to prepare own meals or in need of a special diet; doctors sometimes recommend participants.


FEES: Donations, or $3.00 for meals




SOURCE OF FUNDS: Federal funding--Office on Aging.





AREA AGENCY ON AGING                              208-736-2122

P.O. Box 1238

Twin Falls, Idaho 83303


AREA SERVED: Magic Valley.


PURPOSE: To meet the needs of the senior citizens of the Magic Valley area.


SERVICES: Serves as third party between senior and the agency he or she is having difficulty with--such as utility company, insurance, health benefits, Social Security, nursing home complaints, etc. This office also gives referrals for legal assistance for elderly as well as assistance with completing forms. Many problems for the elderly--Nutrition, Foster Grandparents, Senior Companion, Retired Volunteer, JTPA, etc.


ELIGIBILITY: Age 60 years and over.


FEES: None.



LIVING IN PLACE PROGRAM                                 208-788-3468

Blaine County Senior Center

P.O. Box 28

Hailey, Idaho 83333


AREA SERVED: Blaine County.


PURPOSE: To provide relief for care-givers or provide a caregiver to homebound individuals. Perform daily living tasks for the homebound.


COMMENTS: A volunteer service.




Blaine CountySenior Center                 208-622-3333


PURPOSE: A program which provides community-based advisors to assist seniors with Medicare and Medicaid insurance questions; i.e., eligibility, coverage, claims, supplemental insurances.


SERVICES: Provide advisors to assist seniors with insurance questions.


FEES: None.



LUKE’S FAMILY PHARMACY                      208-788-4970

Bullion                                  9-7 M-F, 10 -6 Sat

Hailey, Idaho 83333


PURPOSE: To provide medical supplies for the home. Rent and sell equipment




CANYON VIEW HOSPITAL                      800-657-8000(24 hrs)

228 Shoup Avenue West                     208-734-6760

Twin Falls, Idaho 83301


SERVICES: Treatment center for alcoholism and chemical dependency as well as other addictive problems. Staff available for intervention. Adolescents, elderly served as well.  1) Psychiatric, 2) chemical dependency, 3) sexual abuse, 4) eating disorders.




HEALTH CENTER                             208-227-2100 Healthline

2280 East 25th Street

Idaho Falls, Idaho


SERVICES: 24 hours, seven days per week, telephone counseling for depression, anxiety. No charge. Confidential.  Mental health facility for adolescents, adults.  Must be admitted by a doctor or the emergency room.

FEES: None.




IDAHO CARELINE                                                   211

Idaho State Resource and Referral Service 24 hour Hotline.  Resources in every town in Idaho.

They refer callers to our phone number.



IDAHO STATE MENTAL HOSPITALS         208-785-1200 (Blackfoot)

                                                                 208-736-2177 (Twin Falls)



PURPOSE: Residential treatment for seriously disturbed people. Contact Regional Mental Health Center in Twin Falls (208-734-9770--24 hours) because all referrals to the State Hospital must come from and through the Regional Center.


HOW TO APPLY: Call 208-736-2177, Mental Health, Twin Falls.



INTERVENTION – 180                                                        888-435-7960

Based in Boise, National Org.


SERVICES:     Intervention and transport to a facility.  They go to the client, for a two-day process and presentation to the family and escort the client to a treatment facility.  Locations throughout the U.S.



INTERMOUNTAIN HOSPITAL                    208-377-8400

303 N. Allumbaugh                                     800-321-5984 (24 hrs)

Boise, Idaho 83704             


PURPOSE: Psychiatric & Substance Abuse hospital.  Mental health services, including depression.  In – patient services with 94 beds.


SERVICES: Free problem assessment/counseling and referral contact.


FEE:        Medicaid will cover psychiatric care but not substance abuse

Medicare covers substance abuse.



LAW ENFORCEMENT/AMBULANCE                 Dial 911

Hailey, Ketchum, Sun Valley



Blaine County Sheriff--911

Ambulance (Ketchum Fire Department)--911

Blaine County Ambulance Service (788-5577)--911






                                                                             or    800-784-2433

                                    Hearing Impaired Ph No:               800-799-4889





SOS TEEN SUICIDE HOTLINE                                          800-949-0057

                                                                                                24 hr/7days/week

They cover Southeastern Idaho only and take calls only as far north as Boise. Based in Pocatello.


SUICIDE:  THE FOREVER DECISION BOOK        website: Institute


by  Paul Quinnett, Ph.D.


To help save lives, the best-selling book Suicide the Forever Decision, For those Thinking about Suicide and for Those who Know, Love and Counsel Them, by Paul Quinnett, Ph.D. is herewith made available in a free electronic format to anyone in the world who wishes to read it or share it with others. Electronic copying, translation and distribution is strongly encouraged






AMERICAN LEGION POST No. 15               208-726-5524

P.O. Box 625

220 Cottonwood

Ketchum, Idaho 83340


AREA SERVED: Ketchum and Sun Valley.


PURPOSE: To promote patriotism, good citizenship.


SERVICES: Provides honor guard for funeral services for members or veterans. Provide Memorial Day Services. Decorates town with flags for major holidays. Provides meeting hall for girl scouts. Donates and organizes Food Caravan, sends to Veterans Home in Boise.


ELIGIBILITY: Must be veteran who served in time of war.


FEES: Annual dues.


HOW TO APPLY: Visit American Legion Hall or call.


SOURCE OF FUNDS: Membership dues.




VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE                                       208-788-5566

P.O. Box 27                                                                   9-12 & 1-5 M-F

Hailey, Idaho 83333

Wilma:  Veteran Service Officer


Milt Smith, the State Veteran’s Officer comes to Hailey every 2 or 3 months to meet with veterans.  Notice will be given in the Mtn. Express.  His fax no:  208-577-2333


PURPOSE: Service assistance with Veteran's benefits.


SERVICES: Helps vets get into a VA hospital, obtain a loan, obtain educational benefits, etc. Provides assistance in completing forms and helps to appeal case if vet is denied benefits.


ELIGIBILITY: Service is available to any veteran.


FEES: None.







HIGHER GROUND (Wounded Warrior Veterans Program)          208-726-9298

P.O. Box 6791

Ketchum, ID 83340                                                             WWW.HGVETS.ORG


PURPOSE:  In partnership with the Department of Defense, major military medical centers and veterans service organizations, Higher Ground serves men and women of the armed forces who have been severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. The types of injuries SVAS specializes in include traumatic brain injuries, blindness, visual impairment, PTSD, spinal cord, amputations and severe burns.

SERVICE:  Certified trained veteran’s outreach coordinators are available to provide phone counseling.  Higher Ground use’s sports and recreational activities as a means of healing, therapy and rehabilitation. The program offers four winter snowsports camps, one watersports camp, and two fly-fishing camps to more than 80 warriors and their significant others each year. Some of the more popular activities include alpine skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, sled hockey, snowshoeing, ice skating, fly fishing, water skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, mountain biking, canoeing, hiking and paragliding.



IDAHO DIVISION OF VETERAN SERVICES                                    208-334-1245

805 W. Frauthin St., RM. 201                        8-5 M-F

Boise, Idaho  83702


PURPOSE: To help vets get into the system--help in completing all Veterans Administration paperwork.


SERVICES: Emergency relief, financial, help with the completion of applications, personal help, veteran's advocate.


ELIGIBILITY: Wartime veteran and Idaho veteran. Two years Idaho residence required, but call for details for emergency relief grant.






PURPOSE: This a toll-free line targeted to the population of returning armed forces men and women and veterans from previous conflicts and wars. This “life” line is a confidential connection which plans to utilize trained peer veterans ready to provide hope and help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


For  veterans who came back from active duty and has trouble with memories and experiences of the war.  It is a time to honor soldiers who gave their lives in service to their country. Some soldiers lost much of themselves in combat though they may have not lost their lives. Some have returned deadened and numbed to emotion, wracked with survivor guilt and images of what they witnessed.



PTSD HELP FOR VETERANS    U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs website




VA MEDICAL CENTER                                                                     208-422-1000                                              (For transportation call: 208-336-5100 or  208-336-7555)

500 West Fort Street                                                    

Boise,Idaho 83702                          

                                                             8-4 M-F

AREA SERVED: All of Idaho.


PURPOSE: Vets helping other vets, filing claims.


SERVICES: Filing claims, transportation to and from any medical appointment (basically low-income vets), emergencies, grants up to $250.00 for vets with wartime injuries.


ELIGIBILITY: Being a veteran.


FEES: None.


HOW TO APPLY: Come into office ( bring DD214 papers) or call and will mail information.



VETERANS SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE                800-273-8255, ext. 1


PURPOSE: The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has founded a national suicide prevention hotline to ensure veterans in emotional crisis have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. To operate the Veterans Hotline, the VA partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Veterans can call the Lifeline number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), and press "1" to be routed to the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline.

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