To comply with regulations set forth by local and state government Community Health Center of Central Wyoming we will be implementing the following precautions at all of our clinics at this time.

We are requesting that our patients have only one guardian or visitor accompany them to their appointments. This applies to all scheduled appointments or walk-in clinic visits to our Quick Care Department in Casper, Wyoming. We strongly encourage you to come alone if you can. We understand this may not be feasible for some of you. As required, per policy, minors must have a parent or guardian present, please limit this to one guardian or parent.

We have created separate waiting areas to provide additional protection to our staff and patients. We are adhering to the “10” person per waiting room guideline. Please adhere to our request of wearing a mask upon arrival and check-in and application of hand sanitizer as instructed by our staff.

You may see our staff diligently sanitizing and cleaning our facility, making additional efforts to protect our patients, visitors, staff and community.

Please know your health and well-being is important to us as your health care provider of choice. Call us with any questions or concerns at 307-233-6098.

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Dental Update

At CHCCW we are continuing to put our patients’ and staff’s safety as our number one priority. We are committed, as your Dental Provider of Choice, to follow the American Dental Association’s (ADA) recommendation that at this time, we are only providing emergency dental care. We appreciate your patience and understating. Below is a statement directly from the ADA. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please call our Dental Department directly at 307-233-6049.

The ADA is recommending that dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures in response to the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, across the country.

“The American Dental Association recognizes the unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances dentists and all health care professionals face related to growing concern about COVID-19,” according to the March 16 statement from ADA President Chad P. Gehani. “The ADA is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of the public and the dental team. In order for dentistry to do its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the ADA recommends dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures for the next three weeks. Concentrating on emergency dental care will allow us to care for our emergency patients and alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments.

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Community Health Center of Central Wyoming will be open through all school closures and our operations will be conducted during their normal business hours. The only exception to our hours of operation is that of the Cougar Community Health Clinic in Pavilion Wyoming. Staff at this clinic will be stationed at the Riverton Community Health Center location. Phones at the Cougar Clinic will be forwarded to the Riverton clinic location. Please contact your local clinic if you have additional questions. Thank you!

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CHCCW News Update

Community Health Center of Central Wyoming experienced a network outage over the weekend disrupting services on Friday, March 6th. The network suffered a malicious malware attack that required their IT Partner, Ptolemy Data Systems, to take the network offline in order to contain and quarantine the threat. CHCCW maintains system-state backups which enabled a quick recovery of critical servers on the network. CHCCW expects to be operational with minor disruption to patient care on Monday, March 9th.

Carl J Harris
Community Health Center of Central Wyoming

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CHCCW News Update

For information on the coronavirus, please visit the CDC information page.

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CHCCW Patient Notification
RE: Dr. Robert Day, MD

December 15, 2019
Contact Information:
Email: contactus@chccw.org
Phone: 307-233-6098

We want our patients to know Community Health Center of Central Wyoming (CHCCW) is dedicated to the health and well-being of you and your family. The purpose of this notification is to inform you effective January 31, 2020, Dr. Robert Day, MD, will no longer be practicing at CHCCW.

We are taking diligent steps to transition your care to the provider of your choice within our clinic or we can work with you to obtain your records for establishing care outside of CHCCW.

• Marilyn Long FNP-C; Primary Care is currently taking patients
• Wes Morris PA-C; Primary Care is currently taking patients
• Venessa Yoosook PNP-C; Pediatric Primary Care (birth-21years of age) is currently taking patients

We wish Dr. Day the best in his future endeavors and appreciate the phenomenal care he has provided our patients.

Questions can be directed to 307-233-6098, where a member of our staff will assist you. You can also email us at contactus@chccw.org, at your request a member of our staff will reach-out to you for additional assistance.

Thank you,
Community Health Centers of Central Wyoming

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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