Our Mission: The mission of the Community-Based Services Unit is to Support Wyoming residents to achieve independence, maintain health and safety, and fully participate in community living through access to high-quality, cost-effective community-based services.
What is a Medicaid Waiver?
In 1981, Congress enacted legislation, Section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act, allowing states greater flexibility in providing services to individuals living in community settings. This statute authorized the federal government to waive certain Medicaid statutory requirements. The waiving of these statutory requirements allows the development of joint federal-state funded programs known as Medicaid Home and Community Based Services Waivers. The Home Care Services Unit administers several programs to help individuals remain in their home and community who may otherwise be in a medical institution. The program options we offer are Community Choice Waivers, PACE and Project Out.
COVID-19 /Wyoming 211 Information
Wyoming 2-1-1 and the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) are partnering to provide a public telephone helpline for COVID-19 questions and information.
Wyoming 2-1-1 is a statewide helpline which provides free, confidential information and referrals to health and human services. By dialing 2-1-1 from anywhere in the state of Wyoming, people are linked to information about COVID-19 as well as local resources, from both government and nonprofit agencies.
2-1-1 is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m. Service is available statewide by dialing 2-1-1 or 888-425-7138 during normal business hours. Callers requesting information outside standard business hours may leave a voicemail message and will receive a follow-up call the next business day.
Wyoming 2-1-1 also connects callers to other health and human services in their community. Many of these resources may also be needed by Wyoming residents at this time.
CDC COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions:
Wyoming Department of Health COVID-19 website: https://health.wyo.gov/
Questions can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.