Since 1911, Wyoming's largest health care facility has brought excellent medical care to the state, and Casper in particular. With its modern buildings, state-of-the-art technology and highly skilled professionals, the Wyoming Medical Center delivers exceptional care on every level. Located at 1233 E. 2nd Street, this facility covers over four blocks, putting it not only in the middle of the state, but in the middle of the city of Casper, as well.
The Wyoming Medical Center provides a variety of services, from general and emergency care to the most specialized fields of medicine. Many of the doctors have relocated from metropolitan areas, and over 90% of the specialists are board certified - that is, they've passed an examination that certifies them as a specialist in a particular field.
If you're visiting Casper and find yourself in need of emergency medical services, the Emergency Room can be accessed from the 2nd Street entrance. You can choose to park in the lot provided to the East, between Conwell and Wilson Streets, or utilize the valet parking if your situation takes you right to the door.
The WMC also offers the only air ambulance in the state. Life Flight has two aircraft - a helicopter based at the hospital, and an aircraft at the Natrona County International Airport. Both are available at a moment's notice, and coordinate with other facilities throughout the United States.
If your visit to Casper revolves around a hospital stay for you or members of your family, the WMC provides free RV parking with electrical hookups. There's also affordable lodging provided at the nearby Masterson Place. For your convenience, shuttle service is provided to and from the hospital from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Visiting hours are generally 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., but may vary from unit to unit.
General parking is provided for free in the parking garage south of the facility (the entrance is on 3rd Street to the South). Several of the surrounding smaller medical buildings have parking spaces, as well. If weather or safety are issues, a security officer can escort you to your vehicle.
The entrance from the garage brings you onto the 2nd floor, where other guest services are available. There's an information desk to help guide you to your destination. A chapel is provided to assist with your spiritual needs, and just off of the main lobby is the Auxiliary Cottage Gift Shop. It carries a variety of cards, flowers and balloons, etc. to convey all of your get well wishes. They also provide gift wrapping and delivery services, and you can also place orders by phone (1-800-822-7201 ext. 2167).
The Wyoming Medical Center also offers patients' family members vouchers at a small cost for the Garden Cafe - the cafeteria located on the first floor. Open daily, the cafeteria provides a variety of choices that can either be enjoyed in the dining room or courtyard, or taken back to the patients rooms. And if you're craving a great cup of coffee and pastries, Java Jitters Coffee is available on the first floor, as well.
For more information about the Wyoming Medical Center, visit www.wmcnet.org or call 577-7201 or 800-822-7201.