The Wyoming State Hospital (WSH) provides quality active treatment for a variety of mental disorders. The range of services we offer has earned the hospital the highest accreditation awarded by the Commission for the Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This accreditation for our inpatient programs is widely recognized throughout Wyoming and the nation.
The Wyoming State Hospital (WSH) is committed to being prepared should the Coronavirus (COVID-19) reach our local area. To help keep our patients and staff as safe as possible we have implemented the following CMS recommendations regarding visitors:
Facilities should restrict visitation of all visitors and non-essential health care personnel, except for certain compassionate care situations, such as an end-of-life situation.
Effective immediately there will be NO VISITORS allowed at the WSH.
During this time your point of contact regarding the status of our patients will be their case manager. We will make all efforts to offer alternative forms of communication with patients such as phone calls.
We thank you for your cooperation in keeping our patients safe.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Adult Psychiatric Services (Includes Medical Geriatric Psychiatric Services)
Adult Psychiatric Services (APS) provides comprehensive acute and intermediate care services for those persons requiring psychiatric intervention as defined by being a danger to self or others, or being unable to care for self due to mental illness. Multi-disciplinary assessment and individualized treatment planning occurs for each patient. Stabilization, learning how to manage one’s illness, and maintenance thereafter, is accomplished through medications, therapies, and reintroduction to the community.
Medical Geriatric Psychiatric Services strives to provide excellent psychiatric and physical care. It is intended that patients may be physically and psychiatrically safe, receiving assistance wherever needed to have the best possible quality of life every day. The MGP promotes the gaining of skills and resources necessary to live successfully, satisfied and as independently as possible. The values inherent in this include, in the most normalizing manner possible, that patients experience dignity and self determination; that a large spectrum of physical, social, and emotional opportunities be available; that patients be encouraged to work from personal strengths; that support be developed in a patient’s attempts at growth; that patients be encouraged in the development of interpersonal relations, and to become involved and/or integrated in the larger community.
Criminal Justice Treatment Services
The Criminal Justice Service (CJS) serves the courts in Wyoming by performing forensic evaluations both by admitting defendants to the Wyoming State Hospital and by outpatient forensic evaluations (i.e., examiners traveling to communities). CJS also provides a full range of assessment and treatment services to defendants in restoration to competency, to civilly committed patients who have active charges/legal obligations, and to persons adjudicated Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Illness. The service is located on Johnson Hall in the Karn Building.
New Title 25 Per Diem Rates for Designated Hospitals
The following is a letter from Chris Newman regarding the changes to the Title 25 Per Diem Rates for Designated Hospitals: