Saint Alphonsus Health System


Family Services PediatricsAt Saint Alphonsus we know that your child is a unique and precious individual, and you want to do everything you can to keep them healthy – and help them feel better when they are sick! From the moment they are born all the way through adolescence, Saint Alphonsus has a robust and specialized care team to take the very best care of your little (or big) one!

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Premature and critically ill babies need the very best care.  Neonatal ICUs (NICUs) are special nurseries designed to care for these infants. Saint Alphonsus has two state-of-the-art NICUs in the Treasure Valley. Located in Boise, our Level III NICU, the highest level of neonatal care provided in the state of Idaho, provides 24 hour comprehensive specialty care for preemies as well as the sickest of full-term infants. And Canyon County's first and only NICU, a Level II unit is now situated inside the Birkeland Maternity Center in Nampa. Learn More...

Pediatric care for newborns thru adolescence

Our board-certified pediatricians want to help you raise healthy kids.  We offer comprehensive, compassionate pediatric and adolescent care.

  • Well-child exams
  • Newborn care
  • Colds and flu
  • Acute and chronic pediatric diseases
  • Attention deficit disorder evaluations
  • Sports physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Childhood obesity management

Learn more about our providers and our clinics located throughout the region in Boise, Eagle and Caldwell.

Is it Urgent or an Emergency?

If your child needs to be seen right away and their doctor's office is not open, Saint Alphonsus has a variety of other options to help, including Express Care, Urgent Care, or in the case of an Emergency, one of our Emergency facilities. For more information on which type of location is best for a given situation, click here or watch this video. If you are unsure where you should go, you can contact one of the facilities listed above and describe your situation.

Dowload a copy of Where to Go For Medical Care featuring Saint Alphonsus locations near you.

Resources for Parents

The journey of parenthood can be wonderful and overwhelming all at the same time, especially if you have questions about your child's eating habits, sleeping patterns, or overall health.

SaintAlsKids is a comprehensive resource on information about Saint Alphonsus pediatric clinics, as well as having a wealth of pediatrician approved information on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Medical Conditions
  • Breastfeeding
  • Teens
  • Immunizations
  • Newborn Information
  • Child Behavior
  • Special Needs
  • Parenting Tips

To learn even more about specific areas of your child's health, here are some suggested readings:

  • Baby 411 by Denise Fields & Ari Brown, MD
  • Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline, MD & Jim Fay
  • Toddler 411 by Denise Fields & Ari Brown, MD
  • Good Night, Sleep Tight – Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy by Kim West, LCSW-C with Joanne Kenen

Inpatient Pediatric Services

Saint Alphonsus Health System provides safe, secure and skilled family-centered nursing care to children from birth to 18 years of age.

Our nursing staff is trained to care for young patients, using specialized equipment whether the diagnosis is simple or complex. We are also available for patient and family education.

A variety of specialists may assist with the care of the child including:

  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Social Worker
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Clinical Resource Manager