June 10, 2023 1:09 am

A cost-free clinic has opened in Lander. It will support present simple healthcare requires for the uninsured population in Fremont County.

Kevin Wilson was operating as a registered nurse at the Fremont County jail when he realized there requires to be improved access to cost-free or low price wellness care for the uninsured. He did a neighborhood survey and located that there are about 400 uninsured people today in Lander and most probably a different three,000 uninsured in Fremont County. So Wilson and some other health-related experts in the neighborhood got collectively to start off the Lander Totally free Health-related Center.

“It’s a true, nearby neighborhood oriented response to the healthcare crisis that is thrust upon us by the state not expanding Medicaid [and] that is upon us by the holes in the Very affordable Care Act,” he mentioned. “We decided that we’d had adequate.”

In states that have expanded Medicaid, these who make beneath 200 % of the poverty level are eligible for Medicaid. In Wyoming, only these at 154 % % of the poverty level are eligible. The Lander Totally free Clinic hopes to remove the dollars barrier.

“They [uninsured] normally have to pick out amongst shopping for meals, getting housing taken care of, or filling their prescriptions, or obtaining a health-related process performed or just getting to spend self-spend at the nearby clinics to get in to see a provider,” mentioned Wilson.

The clinic provides access to main care physicians, lab tests, decrease price imaging and decreased value or cost-free drugs. There are also cost-free clinics in Laramie, Cody and Jackson.

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