Community Health Center: We Are Your Quick Care

Life is full of surprises. Sometimes, those surprises are wonderful; a kiss in the rain or a Christmas bonus or “Surprise! You’re having twins.” Other times, however, there are surprises that are not so wonderful. These surprises come in the form of a broken arm after falling from a tree, or the flu or “Surprise! Both of your twins need stitches.”

For all of those not-so-good surprises, there is the Community Health Center of Central Wyoming. CHCCW specializes in a wide-variety of medical services, including Family Medicine, Occupational Health, Behavioral Health, IMPACT services, OB/GYN and more. Perhaps their most convenient service, however, is the Quick Care that they offer.

The Quick Care services offered by the Community Health Center are vast and varied. They include treatment for illness, broken bones, stitches, x-rays and more. All of these services are offered in the most convenient ways possible, as well. Gone are the days of waiting for hours in an Emergency Room just to see a doctor for 5 minutes. The goal of the Quick Care team at CHCCW is to get you in and out as quickly as possible, so that you can get yourself or your loved ones back to where real healing occurs- your home.

With 4 providers on site, as well as hours that work best for your schedule, the Quick Care Division of CHCCW is intent on fixing you up and shipping you off in the timeliest of manners. Because of this, CHCCW also has an on-site pharmacy where you can pick up all of your prescriptions, saving you from having to go all across town on a quest for medications. They know that all you want to do is rest and binge on Netflix when you’re sick or injured, so they try to get you home as quickly as possible.

Whether you or your family are battling an illness that came out of nowhere (though, you could always get a flu vaccination at CHCCW as well), a broken arm, stitches or any other assortment of “surprises,” the Quick Care team at the Community Health Center of Central Wyoming offers the best, most time-efficient care in Casper. CHCCW accepts all types of insurance because the last thing they want to surprise you with is extraneous costs.

The next time you or a loved one are sick or injured, come into the Community Health Center of Central Wyoming for their Quick Care services. For other services, schedule an appointment by calling 307-233-6000. It’s no surprise; at the Community Health Center of Central Wyoming, They Are Your Health.


COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS: WE ARE YOUR FLU VACCINE

You never saw it coming. Nobody ever does. You step out into the world with the best of intentions and the day starts out typically enough. You wake up (about 15 minutes late), brew coffee, shower and give yourself a pep talk.

“This is your day,” you say to yourself. “You are good enough, smart enough and doggone it, people like you.”

Satisfied with your self-care, you leave the safety and comfort of your home and step into the outside world. And that’s when it starts.

First, there is the kindly old neighbor lady who wishes you a good day. You smile, obligingly, unaware that said old neighbor lady has been battling a headache and a sore throat for the past two days. When she wished you well, tiny droplets moved through the air, leaving her system and entering yours. Blissfully unaware, you continue on with your day.

You step into your office, ready to tackle all of the day’s scheduled meetings. Before you can even open up your email inbox, however, Kyle from accounting stops by your desk to small talk, in between coughing fits into his arm. This was better than his hand, but it still didn’t contain all of the droplets that are now passing through the air, again inviting themselves into your respiratory system.

Kyle leaves and you get to work. You cough a couple of times and sniffle. As the day continues on, you notice yourself start to feel more fatigued than usual. Then your nose starts to run. Then your head starts to hurt.

By the end of the day, you’re a mess. You can barely move. You can’t breathe. The only thing coming out of your mouth is a succession of coughs. You struggle the entire way home, until you can finally throw your keys on the counter, take off your jacket and surrender to the comfort and warmth of your waiting bed. You fall asleep fairly quickly, but awake with a start, remembering the three words that will haunt you throughout the night. It’s only Monday.

“I should have gotten a flu shot,” you say to yourself.

That’s how quickly it can happen. While typical colds take days or even weeks to first appear, influenza happens fairly suddenly. Flu viruses travel through the air in microscopic droplets when someone with an infection coughs, sneezes or even talks. Though you’re just the innocent bystander, you can inhale those droplets directly. Flu can also travel from objects, such as telephones, and transfer to your eyes, nose and mouth. The flu is a hard infection to get over, but it’s an easy one to contract.

As with most infections, the best defense is a good offense and the best offense you could give yourself is a flu vaccination from the Community Health Center of Central Wyoming. A quick shot can spare you entire days, weeks and months of misery. It might even salvage your professional relationship with Kyle. At the Community Health Center of Central Wyoming, we offer fast and efficient flu vaccinations that won’t break your bank. Truth be told, a flu shot will end up being much cheaper than the handfuls of medications you’ll need to give yourself just to make it through the week. We know how inconvenient and irritating flu shots are, but we also know that the world deserves you at your healthiest because, at CHCCW, we are your health.

For a fast, convenient, professional relationship-saving flu shot, come into the Community Health Center of Central Wyoming, located at 5000 Blackmore Road or call 307-233-6000 to schedule an appointment.


 

WOMEN’S HEALTH PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE OBSTETRICS SERVICES AT HOT SPRINGS COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Community Health Centers of Central Wyoming is announcing Dr. Janet Frost OB/GYN and Tara Blumenshine, APRN, Certified Nurse Midwife will be providing labor and delivery for their patients at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital(HSCMH) in Thermopolis effective immediately.

Both providers, Frost and Blumenshine continue to see their established women’s health patient base at the Riverton clinic, and are fully credentialed to do deliveries at HSCMH.   With Sage-West Hospital no longer providing Labor and Delivery services in Riverton, this resulted in Community Health Centers of Central Wyoming moving towards alternative options that were in best interest of our patients.

Community Health Center patients, who can be safely transported, that present at the Emergency Room in Riverton can be transported by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital.   The HSCM hospital in Thermopolis, is a few minutes further than the current drive to Lander for our patients.   Labor and Delivery services are partnered with HSCMH and Red Rock Family Practice to provide 24/7 availability.

Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital whose mission is “Partnering with our community for quality health and healing.” is proving to be an excellent partner in health for delivering mothers.  They are offering tours to any of our patients who would like to view the facility. HSCMH is going to be breaking ground on a 30,000 square foot addition to the hospital which will include two new labor and delivery suites in addition to all new patient rooms.

Community Health Centers of Central Wyoming

 Community Health Centers of Central Wyoming provides comprehensive healthcare to people of all ages, making us a true healthcare home for thousands of Wyoming residents.  With Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in Casper, Riverton and Dubois we cover a large range of the cowboy state.  From Family Medicine, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Dental, Behavioral Health and Quick Care walk-in services, our staff has the experience you can trust and the compassion you can expect for all your loved ones.  To see which services are offered at your local clinic please go to www.chccw.org