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CMS approves Idaho Medicaid Behavioral Health Transformation 1115 waiver allowing reimbursement for services for adults in IMDs and residential settings

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) has received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for a Medicaid 1115 waiver to allow reimbursement of services for adults age 21 through 64 treated in large psychiatric hospitals, also known as

Model shows continued mitigation will effectively slow the spread of COVID-19

A model developed by The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW), the University of Idaho, and four other colleges and universities has shown that continued mitigation efforts are effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

New Idaho COVID-19 Hotline available Monday, March 30

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) has announced a new toll-free number for Idahoans to call with questions about COVID-19 or the Statewide Stay-Home Order. The number, 1-888-330-3010, will be staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Idaho reports two more cases of COVID-19 for a total of seven in the state

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, in conjunction with the affected local public health districts, is announcing an additional two cases of novel coronavirus infection in Idaho. This brings the total to seven in the state.

Idaho reports 3 deaths related to COVID-19

The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) and two local public health districts are reporting the state’s first deaths related to COVID-19.

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Rules waived or suspended to facilitate Idaho's response to COVID-19

Governor Brad Little has signed an emergency declaration to aid in the COVID-19 response effort in Idaho.

How COVID-19 cases are counted

Local public health districts may be announcing cases of COVID-19 that are not reflected in the state’s numbers at coronavirus.idaho.gov. 

Community spread of COVID-19 detected in south central Idaho, associated with already-confirmed case

South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) have confirmed a case of novel coronavirus with no out-of-state travel and no identified contact with another person with confirmed COVID-19.

To minimize COVID-19 risk, Division of Welfare offices open for appointments only

To minimize the impact of COVID-19, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Division of Welfare is shifting from walk-in services to appointment- and phone-based services only in some Idaho locations beginning March 18, 2020. Benefits will continue as normal.

Idaho reports three additional cases of COVID-19 in the state, for a total of 5

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, in conjunction with the affected local public health districts, is announcing an additional three cases of novel coronavirus infection in Idaho. This brings the total to five in the state.