Lost rivers medical center will provide high-quality, compassionate primary and preventative health care and emergency services to meet the needs of the lost river valleys and surrounding communities.
Lost Rivers Medical Center was originally established in 1958 as an association. It was operated by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration who operated the facility until 1975 under the auspices of Butte County and filled positions ranging from administration to housekeeping. During their successful operation they added five (5) long term beds. When established, the main purpose of Lost Rivers Medical Center was to provide acute in-patient care to the citizens of Butte and Custer counties.
Currently, Lost Rivers Medical Center operates as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), the designation of which was established by law under the Medicare program. To be designated as a CAH, a hospital must be located in a rural area, provide 24-hour emergency services, have an average length-of-stay for its patients of 96 hours or less, be located more than 35 miles (or more than 15 miles in areas with mountainous terrain) from the nearest hospital or be designated by its State as a “necessary provider.” Hospitals may have no more than 25 beds.
Our goal has always been, and continues to be, providing and creating exceptional experiences for our patients and customers by offering the best and most comprehensive medical care possible.
LRMC is proud to have a Certified National Diabetes Prevention Program. This program uses the CDC curriculum to help those at risk of Type 2 Diabetes to change their lifestyle to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. For more information, or to enroll, please call Robin at (208)252-7655, ext. 300 or Cheryl at (208)252-7655, ext. 304.
You can also go online at https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/index.html to get more information.
At Lost Rivers Medical Center, we are diligently working on protecting patients, staff and visitors from any infectious disease including COVID-19. Below are some of the references we use as guidance for our policies and procedures which are in alignment with the CDC and our state and local health departments..
CDC Homepage: Coronavirus Disease 2019 CDC
State of Idaho: Novel Coronavirus Idaho.gov
For local information within your community or to schedule an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, contact the Health Department for the following county offices:
Butte County: Southeast Idaho Public Health: (208) 527-3463
Custer County: Eastern Idaho Public Health (208) 588-2947
The patient portal is a website for your personal health care. This online tool allows you to request an appointment, pay a bill, view health history and test results, and contact your care team.
If you already have a patient portal account, click the link below to sign in.
To have your patient portal account created, please call the Arco Clinic at (208)252-7655 and we will be happy to assist you.