There is a reason Americans call it “Big Wonderful Wyoming.” Wyoming is a very large state with towns and cities spread out hundreds of miles away from each other. This is a good thing for ranchers and people who like open country, but at times the distance can be a burden for the elderly and sick or injured people who are in need of healthcare treatment.
Wyoming covers 97,818 square miles of wide open space, and sometimes people must travel from one hospital to the next to get the proper treatment that is needed. This article is designed to help guide people to the hospitals in their region. We will divide this rectangle in to four main parts and explain what hospitals are available in each part of the state.
Northeast Wyoming is able to access:
- Memorial Hospital in Gillette
- Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County in Sheridan
- Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo
- Weston County Health Service in Newcastle
- Crook County Medical Service in Sundance
Southeast Wyoming is able to access:
- Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne
- Carbon County Memorial Hospital in Rawlins
- Community Hospital in Torrington
- Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas
- Wyoming Medical Center in Casper
- Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie
- VA Medical Center Cheyenne in Cheyenne
- Niobrara Health and Life Center in Lusk.
Southwest Wyoming is able to access:
- Evanston Regional Hospital in Evanston
- Castle Rock Hospital District in Green River
- Sweetwater County Memorial Hospital in Rock Springs
- Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston (mental health institute)
- Lander Valley Medical Center in Lander
- Star Valley Medical Center in Afton
- South Lincoln Medical Center in Kemmerer.
Northwest Wyoming (Yellowstone) is able to access:
- Hot Springs Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis
- Riverton Memorial Hospital in Riverton
- South Big Horn County Hospital in Basin / Greybull
- St. John's Medical Center in Jackson (near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort)
- Washakie Medical Center in Worland
- West Park Hospital in Cody
Most Wyoming health insurance policies are accepted at all these hospitals as WY is a friendly state when it comes to insurance. It is recommended to spend a good amount of time researching the hospitals in your area and checking your insurance coverage to make sure they do take all hospitals in your area. Furthermore, if you must be transported from one hospital to another, it is best to ask which hospitals they are best affiliated with. This is an easy way to simplify medical bills and claims and may save money on your out of pocket expenses.