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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. Please make an appointment at curative.com. You may need to update your web browser to Firefox or Chrome. DO NOT have food, drinks, candy, gum, mouthwash, tobacco, etc. up to 20 minutes before the swab collection. Once you have made an appointment, simply drive to the swabbing station. The hospital will have your kit and will oversee sample collection. For more information, click on this news story.

NEW FALL HOURS: Swabbing is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends. Just drive up under the awning at the hospital's main entrance at 1200 College Drive.

For those who still may need these forms for other procedures and swab tests, print off this Outpatient Registration Form, as well as the Authorization for Disclosure of Health Information.


COVID-19 Cases:

Wyoming confirmed cases: 26,677 positive (4,084 probable, 17,398 total recovered, 215 deaths)

Sweetwater County confirmed cases: 1,520 positive (78 probable, 1,158 total recovered, 7 deaths)

Positive traveler cases: 44 (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 number of COVID-19 inpatients: As of Nov. 26, the hospital is caring for two COVID-19 patients.

MHSC COVID-19 specimen collection to date: As of Nov. 25, 2020.

On Nov. 25, 38% of SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests conducted at MHSC were Positive for COVID-19 – 131 people.

In the last 7 days, 33.2% of SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests conducted at MHSC were Positive for COVID-19 – 280 people.

Since March, the total number of Positive SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests: 1,186. Total number of Negative SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests: 12,536.


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 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. weekdays. 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.

MHSC Laboratory Information:

Outpatient lab services: The hospital's outpatient lab continues to be 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 under TEMPORARY HOURS from 7 a.m. to 5 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.

Curative SARS-CoV-2 Fact Sheet: This patient information will help you understand the risks and benefits of using this test for the diagnosis of COVID-19 in English.

Cepheid Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2/Flu/RSV: This patient information will help you understand the risks and benefits of using this test. It is provided here in English.

Cepheid SARS-CoV-2 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.

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
    • 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.

    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 or email purchasing@sweetwatermemorial.com or contact Tiffany Marshall, Memorial Hospital Foundation Director, at 307-352-8234 and or email her at tmarshall@sweetwatermemorial.com.

    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, contact Tiffany Marshall, Memorial Hospital Foundation Director, at 307-352-8234 and or email her at tmarshall@sweetwatermemorial.com.

    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 Tiffany Marshall, Memorial Hospital Foundation Director, at 307-352-8234 and or email her at tmarshall@sweetwatermemorial.com.