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WMC’s Respiratory Symptom Screening Clinic in Casper moving due to low COVID numbers

Healthcare workers at the Wyoming Medical Center Respiratory Screening Clinic wave to first responders from several Natrona County agencies during a brief parade around the WMC campus on Wednesday morning in Casper. The parade was organized to show appreciation for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 surge. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Medical Center announced on Wednesday that the Respiratory Symptom Screening Clinic will move to Sage Primary Care on Monday, April 12 “due to the low number of new COVID cases in our community and to better use staff resources.”

Sage Primary Care’s walk-in clinic will also re-open on Monday. Hours will be 8 am to 8 pm Monday-Friday.

“If you have respiratory symptoms – cough, sore throat, fever and others – or require a COVID test, please call (307) 233-0291 upon arrival and you will be evaluated in your car,” the WMC said.

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Sage Primary Care is located at 1020 South Conwell Street in Casper.

“Immediate Care in west Casper is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, and it also offers COVID tests and respiratory screening,” the WMC said. “X-ray and splinting services are offered at this location only.”

“We are grateful for the care and support everyone has shown over the last year. We remain vigilant in our infection control protocols, sanitation, visitor restrictions, screening and other precautions to protect you and your loved ones as we move forward. Our Emergency Room and network of clinics are open, safe and ready to help. Thank you for trusting us with your care.”

The Latest Statistics from the Wyoming Department of Health:

What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.

If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.

Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.

For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email: covid@cnchd.org

  • Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.