Questions about COVID-19

We recognize you may have concerns or questions regarding COVID-19. These local, state and national resources are available:


If you seeking reassurance or concerns about exposure South Central Public Health District has a Hotline available 8 am – 5 pm, Mon-Fri at
They are well equipped to investigate and respond to any cases in our region.

Are you taking new patients?

We are able to get most new patients in within 48-72 hours. At this time we do not take Medicaid but accept most insurances.

Is Tripp Family Medicine affiliated with a larger health organization?

We are an independent office started by the Tripps in 2012. We work closely with area organizations such as St. Luke’s, St. Alphonsus and South Central Public Health District to meet the needs of each of our patients that go beyond our ability or scope of care.

Are you an urgent care clinic?

NO, we are a family doctor’s office that sets aside same day appointments for our existing patients. Most of our sick patients can be seen within 24-48 hours. Call ahead to avoid unnecessary wait times.

What insurance do you take?

It is rare that a patient presents an insurance we haven’t taken before. Our relationships with Blue Cross / Blue Shield, Select Health, Aetna, Tri-Care, United Health Care and more mean you get in-network primary care rates while receiving special treatment.

Is Dr. Tripp your only provider?

When the Tripps decided to add providers to the practice they searched for medical professionals that approached medicine with the same patient care philosophy and skill as Dr. Tripp.

Jeremy and Lauren, each with their own professional designation, are qualified to assist Dr. Tripp in seeing the full scope of patient needs. Dr. Tripp takes extra time to collaborate with the team of providers and provide support with difficult cases.

Each of our providers bring a different interest and strength to the team. When scheduling your appointment our staff does their best to match you up with the provider that will connect with you and meet your needs.

Dr. Tripp is particularly strong in skin care, pediatrics, sports medicine and stitches.

Jeremy worked in emergency medicine prior to coming to our office and can assess situations quickly, and bring a sense of calm to the patient.

Lauren meets the needs of our female patients who prefer a woman for their Wellness Exams, as well as providing cures for everyday coughs, colds and illnesses.

Are you a dermatology office?

We can treat about 90% of all symptoms that you would see a licensed dermatologist for, at a primary care price. Though not dermatologists, since we see numerous patients for skin care, the labs we work with and the products we offer make our access to solutions greater than most family practices. In a typical day we treat rashes, conduct cancer biopsies, remove skin tags, administer chemical peels and help patients of all ages with acne. Our physician grade line of skin care products assist customers with a variety of skin care goals. These products are well tested and come from the largest cosmeceutical distributor in the world, Pierre-Fabre. 

What if I don’t have insurance?

We invite patients who wish to pay with cash or credit for their visits to give us a call. We require a minimum of $100 for a new patient’s first visit without insurance and many of our services have been priced so that you will know what to expect before receiving care. 

Do you take Medicaid?

Not at this time.

How did Tripp Family Medicine start?

The Tripps moved their family to Idaho in 2010 to be closer to family. After working as an ER doctor at the Mountain Home Air Force base, Dr. Tripp decided it was time to build their dream of a friendly family practice that each member of the family could feel comfortable at and receive excellent care. Tricia Tripp, Office Manager, set out to help create a sense of place built on the old fashioned premise that patients want to be remembered, listened to and have access to healing all in a friendly and warm environment. Many of our new patients are surprised when they enter the office and comment that it doesn’t look like what they expected. The staff enjoys working together and it shows in their interaction with the patients and their families. Come around your birthday and you’ll get a special treat. Going through a difficulty? You might just get a card from a member of our staff. We love seeing our patients at the many community events we love to participate in.

I heard you have an in house lab. Is this true?

Our nursing and phlebotomy staff are trained to draw our patient’s labs. We schedule our lab draws first thing in the morning starting at 7:20 a.m. so you can be on your way, usually to breakfast. If your provider requests a lab during the appointment, many times we can take a specimen right on the spot, saving you time and hassle. We send our labs to be analyzed to LabCorp who provide us professional, timely results.