Washakie County Public Health
Public Health 307-347-3278
Family Planning 307-347-3866
Our Staff Consists Of:
Nichole Chatwin, RN
Katrina Lombard, RN
Kami Neighbors, Response Coordinator
Nancy Patrick, Office Manager
Marcia Craft, Office Assistant
Washakie County Public Health is a state/county agency with the mission "to protect and enhance the health and well-being of all citizens." We do this by offering nursing services in clinic settings, to individuals, families or groups. Services are available to all citizens of Washakie County regardless of race, national origin, age, religion, color, sex, disability, or ability to pay.
Primary Goals Of Public Health Are To:
*Promote healthy behaviors
*Prevent the spread of disease
*Inform and educate people about health issues
*Help people find the services they need
*Work with others in the community to identify and solve health concerns
Public Health Services Include:
Immunizations for Children & Adults
Provide required and recommended vaccines
Communicable Disease Screening
Participate in outbreak investigation and control
Provide counseling for disease prevention/health education, health assessments, medication instruction, and referrals.
Assessments for nursing home placement and for the Home and Community Based Waiver program, a limited alternative to nursing home care.
Safe Kids Car Seat Program
Car seats are available for purchase at a reduced cost for qualifying families.
Maternal Child Health
Guidance during pregnancy and prenatal education for parents. Welcome home visits for new parents and their babies. Presumptive Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women.
Children’s Special Health Services
Family support and financial assistance for children with special healthcare needs.
Provides access to high-quality, comprehensive, voluntary family planning, and other reproductive health care services for women and men.
Fees are assessed for some services and can be paid for by Medicare/Medicaid, Private Insurance, Individuals or Families (Based on Income).
The Public Health/Ambulance Complex was completed in April, 2002.