Many PHN offices across the state offer basic reproductive health services such as pregnancy tests, condoms, and prenatal counseling. Other services available include chronic disease prevention, including education regarding diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol and general healthy living. Services vary by county.
To schedule an appointment or learn more about the services in your area, contact your local PHN office.
Here are some of the programs and partners PHN work with.
Bringing Immunity to Every Community
The Wyoming Department of Health Immunization Unit serves as a resource to Wyoming immunization providers for education and clinical guidance, vaccine storage and handling, immunization coverage rates, and more.
The Maternal and Child Health Unit (MCH) provides leadership to ensure Wyoming women, children and families, including those with special health care needs, have access to prevention services and public health programs.
Number of Wyomingites served by public health nurses through clinic services, home visits, classes, and outreach in 2016.
Communicable diseases are spread from one person to another. These include HIV, tuberculosis, viral hepatitis, syphilis, and other sexually transmitted diseases.
The Prevention and Health Promotion Unit supports programs that provide outreach, education and funding for the prevention and early intervention of underage drinking and adult binge drinking, tobacco use, licit and illicit drug abuse, suicide, cancer, unintentional injuries, and chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Number of health education classes and outreach activities in 2017
This waiver offers an option for individuals who need nursing home level of care but wish to remain in their home. Individuals are able to receive medical care and supported services to live as independently as possible and delay or prevent admission to a nursing home.
The Wyoming Department of Health first received public health preparedness funding for bioterrorism from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1999. At that time, the department began enhancing laboratory capacity, epidemiology and surveillance capacity, and developing our ability to rapidly distribute health alerts to public health and other professional partners in the state. Following the events of 2001, the funding across the county increased and we expanded our planning efforts, training and education offering, and public information skills, while further enhancing laboratory, epidemiology and communications capacity. The increased funding also allowed the department to begin supporting local preparedness efforts through collaboration and funding to the county public health nursing offices, county health officers and local clinical laboratories throughout Wyoming.