Health Services

Urgent & Emergency Care

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.

Mountain Home Air Force Base doesn’t offer urgent or emergency care services.

Urgent Care

Urgent Care services treat non-life-threatening health issues that require immediate attention, such as sprains, the flu, colds, and other common illnesses.

If you’re unsure about whether you need urgent care, contact the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line to speak to a registered nurse. Visit for web chat and video chat, or dial 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273).

To learn about how TRICARE covers urgent care, visit the TRICARE Urgent Care page.

Urgent Care Access

In the Boise area there are approximately 30 locations between St. Luke’s, St Al’s and Primary Health. The majority of locations are closed after 8 p.m. Active Duty service members require a referral for “Urgent Care.”

Please contact your primary care manager at 208-828-7900 or the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-874-2273, option 1, for a referral prior to going or if after hours, contact your PCM the next duty day to request a backdated referral for the visit.

Emergency Care

If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical situation (including mental health emergencies), call 911 immediately. Emergency care services treat life-threatening medical issues such as threats to your life, limbs, sight, or safety.

To learn about how TRICARE covers emergency care, visit the TRICARE Emergency Care page.

Emergency Care Access

No referrals are required for anyone to visit an emergency room.

Urgent & Emergency Care FAQs

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Emergency Care

Military Health System Nurse Advice Line
1-800-TRICARE (874-2273)
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