GILLETTE, Wyo. – A decade after relocating to Campbell County Memorial Hospital, the Campbell County Health Walk-In Clinic has seen over a quarter million visits.
According to CCH, Jan. 14 marks the tenth anniversary of the date the walk-in clinic relocated to the main hospital in 2013 and has since served around 260,000 patients. The clinic routinely treats residents with serious but not life-threatening illnesses and injuries which cuts down wait times for emergency department patients.
“Over the past 10 years, we’ve been able to help over a quarter million people who needed immediate access to care but weren’t necessarily ill enough to warrant an ED visit,” CCH Walk-in Clinic Manager Brenda Heim said in a Jan. 13 statement. “Our location right next door to the ED is perfect; we can make sure the patient gets the level of care they need and make sure the process is expedited.”
CCH says the Walk-in clinic serves as a valuable option when a patient has a minor injury or is ill but can’t get a same-day appointment with their primary care physician. Additionally, CCH says, many of the clinic’s patients over the last 10 years may have been unnecessarily shifted to the emergency department or wouldn’t have gone to the doctor at all if it were not for the Walk-in clinic.
“(CCH) is grateful to those who have entrusted the Walk-in Clinic with their well-being over the past 10 years. The staff and providers of the Walk-in Clinic embody Excellence Every Day and play a critical part in pushing CCH to become the first choice for healthcare in Wyoming,” CCH says