A new vision for the Wyoming State Hospital (WSH) and the Wyoming Life Resource Center (WLRC) is planned.
WSH will provide acute, short-term psychiatric services for Wyoming residents. Patients generally will be stabilized, treated and returned to their homes for ongoing community-based services.
WLRC is envisioned to continue serving current WLRC clients; offer care for Wyoming residents with intermediate care needs; and, when required to do so, provide long-term care for residents who are very hard-to place, have high medical needs, or demonstrate exceptionally difficult behaviors and require geriatric-psychiatric care.
The new vision recognizes the needs of Wyoming residents served by both facilities has changed over time and may continue to evolve. However, the physical condition of buildings and grounds at both facilities makes it difficult for WDH to efficiently provide the modernized treatment and care called for by current law and the new vision.
Learn More About the WDH Healthcare Facilities Project (Q&A)
Healthcare Facilities Task Force Reports and Updates
A joint legislative and executive task force has been examining WDH healthcare facilities.
Details and documents related to task force activities are available:
- For information on 2016 activities and documents from the Wyoming Legislature, please click here.
- For information on 2015 activities and documents from the Wyoming Legislature, please click here.
- For information on 2014 activities and documents from the Wyoming Department of Health, please click here.
Select reports from this multiyear effort are also available: