About UsGet to Know Caribou Medical Center
The history of healthcare in Caribou County began in 1923. In order to keep the famed Dr. Ellis Kackley from moving to Lava Hot Springs, the county commissioners agreed to build a “real” hospital in Soda Springs . That facility, called Caribou County Hospital, was located adjacent to the court house. It was replaced in 1969 with 25 bed Caribou Memorial Hospital, which included a 30 bed nursing home. A 25 bed replacement facility was built in 1969 along Alexander Reservoir.
In August 2021, county-owned Caribou Memorial Hospital transitioned to a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity called Caribou Medical Center. The community-owned critical access hospital is located at 300 South 3rd West in Soda Springs, Idaho. CMC is governed by a board of volunteers located within Caribou County. Services include an Emergency Department, with 24/7 physician coverage, full radiology and clinical laboratory services, outpatient services, including wound care, ICU/CCU and inpatient beds, including “swing beds.”