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Speed up the swabbing process

The drive-thru swabbing station is in front of the main doors of Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County at 1200 College Drive. An order from a provider is required. To expedite the process, you can print off this Outpatient Registration Form, fill it out and bring it and the provider’s order with you to the swabbing station. If you will need a copy of the results, please print and complete the Authorization for Disclosure of Health Information.

Swabbing is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends. Just pull next to the Mobile Command Post, which is on loan from the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office.


COVID-19 Cases:

Wyoming confirmed cases: 4,897 (857 probable, 3,908 recovered, 50 deaths)

Sweetwater County confirmed cases: 315 positive (19 probable, 322 recovered, 2 deaths)

Positive traveler cases: 22 (Positive traveler cases are not included in Sweetwater County numbers. They are included in the traveler's home county of residence. They are not included in state of Wyoming numbers unless their home county is in Wyoming.)


MHSC COVID-19 specimen collection to date: (As of September 28, 2020)

Number of Positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR tests: 293 positive

Number of Negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR tests: 7,707

3.8% of the total number of people tested by MHSC
are positive for COVID-19 (1.4% the last 14 days)


We're open

The hospital and all of its clinics are open. Call your provider today.

All of the hospital's services are available to help with any health or wellness issue, including its new 3D Mammography machine. Remember, when scheduling any procedure or surgery, a COVID-19 test is required. Talk to your provider.

There is no access to the hospital through the main doors. The public is temporarily being detoured to the Emergency Room entrance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Important updates

Clean & safe environment: Sweetwater Memorial has heightened its already CDC-compliant cleaning standards. These cleaning standards apply to all patient areas, visitor areas and clinics. As always, the hospital is prepared to safely care for its community.

All Sweetwater Specialty Clinic patients and visitors will be asked to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer. Anyone unwilling to wear a mask in the clinics are welcome to schedule a virtual appointment with their provider via TeleHealth.

Sweetwater Memorial established a special COVID unit, where patients who are COVID positive will be treated and isolated from other non-COVID patients.

The Emergency Room at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County remains open with healthcare professionals to treat your serious health concerns. MHSC does have other healthcare options available – Sweetwater Walk-In, Tele-Health options with Primary Care providers, and the Drive-thru specimen collection site. However, the staff at the Emergency Room wants to make sure the community knows the ER staff is available to help you with your emergent healthcare needs 24 hours a day.

Sweetwater Walk-In at 3000 College Drive is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The walk-in clinic is for health issues requiring urgent medical attention including, but not limited to, falls, urinary tract infections, congestive heart failure (CHF) exacerbations, diabetic issues, and dehydration. For more information, call 307-212-7555.

Drive-thru COVID-19 Specimen Collection Site: The swabbing station is at the main doors of Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County at 1200 College Drive. It's housed in the Mobile Command Post, on loan from the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office.

Swabbing is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends. (Moving into fall, these hours are subject to change.) Just drive up to the main doors of the hospital at 1200 College Drive. For information on swabbing, call 307-448-7560. Someone in our Medical Laboratory will explain what is being offered.

An order from a provider is required. To expedite the process, you can print off this Outpatient Registration Form, fill it out and bring it and the provider’s order with you to the swabbing station. If you will need a copy of the results, please Print and complete the Authorization for Disclosure of Health Information.

As a result of the swabbing activity, there is no access to the hospital through the main doors. The public is temporarily being detoured to the Emergency Room entrance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Cepheid COVID-19 Fact Sheet: This patient information will help you understand the risks and diagnosis for COVID-19 in English.

BioFire Respiratory Panel 2.1 (RP2.1) Fact Sheet for Patients is available here by BioFire Diagnostics in English and Spanish.

Rapid Abbott ID NOW Covid-19 test: This patient information will help you understand the risks and diagnosis for Covid-19. This test is not recommended for screening or surveillance. Information is provided in English and Spanish.

Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Total Reagent Pack Fact Sheet: This VITROS Immunodiagnostic Products antibody test information will help you understand the risks and benefits of using this test for the diagnosis of COVID-19. It is provided in English.

Outpatient lab services: Beginning Monday, April 5, the hospital's outpatient lab is housed in the MHSC Foundation offices. Do not go directly into the hospital. The new location has a separate entrance between the hospital’s main door and the Specialty Clinics. It offers easy access and has ample parking, including several handicapped accessible spaces.

The laboratory will continue to operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends. It will be staffed to meet all of your needs, including full admission services. The same services you’ve received in the past will be offered, such as blood draws and collections for other medical laboratory tests.

Nurse Triage Line: If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever/chills, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, new loss of taste/smell, sore throat, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea), call your provider or Sweetwater Memorial’s Nurse Triage Line at 307-522-8523.

What to do if you are sick with COVID-19, click here. Be aware that all patients not hospitalized who are tested for COVID-19 are required to self isolate in their homes until negative tests are obtained, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.

Restrictions & Protocols now
in effect at Sweetwater Memorial

As of March 24, hospital inpatient areas are no longer open to visitors. Exceptions to this include pediatric patients, obstetrics patients and those in end-of-life care. For more information, see Visitation Rules below.

As of March 20, hospital access via the main doors is not an option. We ask that visitors use the Emergency Room entrance. For visitor restrictions, please scroll down.

Visitation rules:

    • Hospital inpatient areas are no longer open to visitors. Exceptions to this include pediatric patients, obstetrics patients and those in end-of-life care.
    • For those exceptions, the hospital continues to allow only one visitor per patient. Visitors for a pediatrics patient must be a parent or guardian. One adult visitor is allowed per obstetrics patient.
    • The visitor should be the same visitor for the entire time the patient is in the OB unit or under pediatric care. No visitors younger than 18, unless the visitor younger than 18 is a parent or partner of the patient.
    • The Specialty Clinics of Sweetwater Memorial continue to see patients by appointment at their offices at 1200 College Drive and 3000 College Drive. One person is allowed to accompany each patient to an office appointment in the clinics, unless an assistant is required to help the patient to the office. All of the Specialty Clinics offer TeleHealth services. All clinic visitors and patients will be asked to wear a mask. Anyone unwilling to wear a mask in the clinics are welcome to schedule a virtual appointment with their provider via TeleHealth.

    General restrictions:

    • If you have a fever of 100 or greater, a cough, and/or shortness of breath, please take precautions when entering the hospital or any of the Specialty Clinics.
    • Everyone must use alcohol sanitizer before entering and upon leaving any Sweetwater Memorial facility, any patient room, and any exam room.
    • All clinic visitors and patients will be asked to wear a mask. Anyone unwilling to wear a mask in the clinics are welcome to schedule a virtual appointment with their provider via TeleHealth.
    • If you are sick with COVID-19 and sheltering at home, click here. Be aware that all patients not hospitalized who are tested for COVID-19 are required to self-isolate in their homes until negative tests are obtained, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
    • The Sweetwater Memorial Café is closed to the public until further notice.

    In the meantime:

    • Practice social distancing, maintaining a 6-foot distance
    • Send ONLY one person to the grocery store
    • Wear a mask
    • Stay home if you are sick
    • Look for more community updates at @MHSChealthcare on Facebook and sweetwater311.org

    Donations accepted

    PPE needed: Packages and boxes of N95 masks; Levels 1, 2 and 3 surgical masks; impervious isolation gowns; packets of alcohol wipes; and hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Hand sanitizer must be in unused, unopened bottles.

    For more information on how to donate PPE, contact the Sweetwater Memorial Materials Management Department at 307-352-8487.

    Cloth masks/gowns: Many in the community are sewing masks and gowns for Sweetwater Memorial providers to use in a worst-case scenario. The hospital is accepting these donations, including long-sleeved, washable gowns.

    For gown and mask patterns and options, click here. For information on how to donate, call Robin Fife, Clinical Administrative Assistant, at 307-352-8416 and leave a message.

    Childcare: With school no longer in session and daycares closed, Sweetwater Memorial staff is in need of childcare options. Those willing to watch the children of medical and necessary personnel can call Amber Fisk, Human Resources Director, at 307-352-8160.

    Meals & snacks: MHSC can only accept home-baked goodies if they are individually wrapped or individually packaged. Meal donations must arrive from restaurants in pre-wrapped, individual servings, such as individually wrapped sandwiches, boxed individual pizzas and individually bagged takeout meals. Store-bought prepackaged treats such as chips, breakfast bars and other snacks also are welcome.

    For details or to arrange a donation, contact Amber Fisk, Human Resources Director, at 307-352-8160 and leave a message.