Patient COVID-19 Policy

To create a safe environment for our patients and team members, in response to the rapidly-changing COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, Functional Medicine of Idaho is doing our best to abide by CDC COVID-19 Policy guidelines.

Meridian Office – We are recommending all patients and team members to wear a face mask while inside the FMI clinic.

Boise Office – We are requiring all patients and team members to wear a face mask while inside the FMI clinic. If you cannot wear a mask, our Patient Care Coordinators will either escort you to an exam room to wait in aside from the lobby or schedule a telemedicine visit for you.

Upon arriving at the clinic, you will be asked to complete a COVID screening questionnaire before your appointment begins. Please understand this is to comply with current guidelines and exist to keep our team and patients safe.

Our Patient Care Coordinators have implemented safety precautions in our waiting room, including spacing chairs 6 feet apart to promote social distancing and continual sanitization of check-in / check-out spaces and high-touch / high-traffic surfaces. Exam rooms are sanitized between patients.

Patients will not be allowed visitors aside from the following exceptions:

  • OB patients will be allowed their spouse + one other visitor.
  • Pediatric patients will be allowed a parent. We ask that patient siblings stay home, if this is possible.
  • Patients are allowed to bring an immediate family member.

If you test positive for Coronavirus within 3 days AFTER an appointment at FMI, please notify our team immediately so that we may take the necessary steps. In the case of a high risk exposure, any potentially exposed patients or team members will be notified via phone call.

If you are exhibiting symptoms of the COVID-19 virus or feel uncomfortable being seen in person, we have telemedicine options for you. You are welcome to call the clinic to speak with a Patient Care Coordinator about symptoms, screening criteria, risk factors, and precautions. The health and safety of our patients and team members are our first priority. We appreciate your cooperation with our COVID-19 Policy that enables us to serve more people in a safer capacity.

FMI’s Experts Discussion Video

Our Medical Director, Director of Nutrition Education and Adult Functional Practitioner/Owner sat down to discuss the latest data behind COVID-19. Now that many of you are home with your families in an attempt to “flatten the curve,” learn what you can do to stay healthy and prevent transmission of this virus.

Healthcare Straight to Your Home

As we continue to provide our patients and community with the best possible healthcare throughout these unprecedented times, we are proud to offer telemedicine appointments for all functional medicine appointments (aside from wellnesses), acute COVID-19 appointments, other sick visits, and nutrition and health coaching appointments as well. ⁣Existing patients, please call our office at 208-385-7711 to schedule a telemedicine appointment. New patients, click the Start Here button to begin the Registration Process.

Upcoming Virtual Group Visits & Meet-ups

Our upcoming virtual group visits and meet-ups will educate on various topics to keep your body at its healthiest throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Curious about how Intermittent Fasting can boost your health and immunity? Have a pre-existing condition that makes you at a higher risk for COVID-19? Learn more about each of these exciting upcoming groups and secure your spot today!

All Things COVID-19 Blog

Read the latest blog from our Medical Director, Dr. Mark Holthouse on All Things COVID-19. He has compiled a list of behaviors and lifestyle modifications that can help minimize your risk and keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although our goal is to help prevent you from becoming ill, we also want you to be prepared and know what to potentially expect. Swipe through these infographics to learn all of his helpful tips and check out his latest blog for more information.

Optimizing Immunity with Nutrition

Nutrition is imperative in optimizing immunity. We provide our patients with personalized nutrition plans that include protective antioxidants, phytonutrients, amino acids, and other inflammation-reducing foods to help them stay healthy and feel their best. Remember, you can only feel as well as you fuel! To schedule with one of our nutritionists, please call our office at 208-385-7711. These appointments are available via telemedicine as well!

Immune Boosting Supplements Blog

We carry a wide variety of high-quality, guaranteed pure, and efficiently absorbable supplement brands that go above and beyond what you can buy online or off the shelf. Out of our supplement selection, read what we recommend to boost and reinforce the immune system response.