About Us

Benewah Community Hospital BuildingBenewah Community Hospital is a county-owned, non-profit 19 bed critical access hospital/rural health clinic with specialty clinic located in St. Maries, Idaho. For more than 50 years, Benewah Community Hospital has been providing high quality healthcare to individuals, families and visitors in Benewah, Shoshone, and Kootenai counties.

We offer our patients a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services providing high quality care in a rural setting. Our administration and staff are dedicated to providing you with excellent care, and as our guest, you will find our staff is courteous, respectful, and enthusiastic. View BCH’s Code of Conduct (PDF).

Life in St. Maries, Idaho

St. Joe RiverSt. Maries is a quiet town situated in a beautiful timbered valley which includes two major rivers and a multitude of lake. The mountains, rivers, lakes and forests provide a grand backdrop for the town, which was founded in the 1880’s at the confluence of the St. Joe and St. Maries Rivers. With a population of approx. 2,800, St. Maries is located 55 miles south from the city of Coeur d’Alene, ID and 63 miles from Spokane, WA. Small town living close to bigger city amenities!

Our beautiful North Idaho location provides endless recreational opportunities. Spend time on the water swimming, boating, or fishing, explore the beautiful wilderness on many hiking and biking trails. Camping, ATV Riding, Snowmobiling, Skiing, etc. – you can do it all! St. Maries also offers many events throughout the year, to include a County Fair, Horse Shows, Motorcycle Races, Snowmobile Rides, Paint Nights/Craft Events, Summer Concerts in the City Park, World Jet Boat Races, Paul Bunyan Days Labor Day Celebration and more!


To provide excellence in healthcare and wellness services.


To provide comprehensive, quality health care appropriate to the needs of our community, in a caring, empathetic manner. Benewah Community Hospital recognizes the importance of preventative healthcare and focuses on the promotion of a healthy lifestyle for the individual as well as the community.


Benewah Community Hospital:

  • Recognizes that our patients, families, and community partners come first
  • Provides the highest quality patient-focused care along the continuum of life
  • Serves as a model rural health organization, incorporating the highest standards of care
  • Treats our patients, families, and community partners with, dignity, respect, confidentiality, and integrity
  • Maintains an environment that is safe, consistent, compassionate, and unbiased.
  • Supports the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of those we serve.
  • Highly values the skills and contributions of our workforce, within a shared governance model.


  • To continuously improve the overall health of our community through the provision of high quality, affordable healthcare services.
  • To serve as a leader in a collaborative effort with the community providing health education, support services, and care for all citizens.
  • To foster a culture of patient engagement by encouraging active patient participation in their own plans of care as well as seeking patient input on future plans for this organization.

Contact us

Main Phone Number

Hospital: 208-245-5551
Clinic: 208-245-2591

229 S. 7th Street
St. Maries, ID 83861