Wyoming Department of Health

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The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is a state agency of Wyoming. It has its headquarters in the Hathaway Building in Cheyenne.[1]

History[edit]

In November 1990 Wyoming voters approved a constitutional amendment that abolished the Wyoming Board of Charities and Reform. The institutions of the former state agency were divided and given to other agencies. The Department of Health took the Veterans’ Home of Wyoming, the Wyoming Pioneer Home, the Wyoming Retirement Center, the Wyoming State Hospital, and the Wyoming Training School.[2]

Divisions[edit]

Divisions of the department include:[3]

  • Administration
  • Aging Division
  • Community and Public Health Division
  • Developmental Disabilities Division
  • Health Advisory Council
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
  • Office of Healthcare Financing
  • Preventive Health and Safety Division
  • Rural and Frontier Health Division
  • State Healthcare Facilities

Facilities[edit]

Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston

Health care facilities operated by the department include:

  • Veterans' Home of Wyoming (Buffalo)[4][5] - An assisted living facility for military veterans and their dependents
  • Wyoming Pioneer Home (Thermopolis)[6][7] - An assisted living facility for the elderly
  • Wyoming Retirement Center (Basin)[8][9] - A nursing home, it is located at the base of the Big Horn Mountains, along U.S. Highway 20. It is 10 miles (16 km) south of Greybull and 30 miles (48 km) north of Worland[10]
  • Wyoming State Hospital (Evanston)[8][11] - A mental hospital[12]
  • Wyoming Life Resource Center (WLRC), originally the Wyoming State Training School (WSTS) (Lander)[13][14] - A 90-acre (36 ha) residential facility for Wyoming residents with physical and mental disabilities that has been in operation since 1912.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WDH Home." Wyoming Department of Health. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. "Wyoming Department of Health 401 Hathaway Building Cheyenne, WY 82002"
  2. ^ "About the Department of Corrections." Wyoming Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
  3. ^ "About the Wyoming Department of Health." Wyoming Department of Health. Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
  4. ^ "Veterans' Home of Wyoming." Wyoming Department of Health. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. "Veterans’ Home of Wyoming 700 Veterans’ Lane Buffalo, WY 82834-9402."
  5. ^ "Buffalo city, Wyoming." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
  6. ^ "Wyoming Pioneer Home." Wyoming Department of Health. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. "Wyoming Pioneer Home 141 Pioneer Home Drive Thermopolis, WY 82443"
  7. ^ "Thermopolis town, Wyoming." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
  8. ^ a b "WDH Directory." Wyoming Department of Health. Retrieved on December 12, 2010. "890 Highway 20, Basin WY 82410 Fax (307) 568-3887" (Retirement Center) and "Physical Address: 831 Hwy 150 S Evanston WY 82931-0177" (State Hospital)
  9. ^ "Basin town, Wyoming." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
  10. ^ "WDH Who We Are - Wyoming Retirement Center." Wyoming Department of Health. Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
  11. ^ "Evanston city, Wyoming." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
  12. ^ "WDH Who We Are - Wyoming State Hospital." Wyoming Department of Health. Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
  13. ^ a b "WDH Who We Are - Wyoming Life Resource Center." Wyoming Department of Health. Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
  14. ^ "Lander city, Wyoming." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 12, 2010.

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