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  • Don't Let Ticks Steal Warm Weather Enjoyment

    Wyoming Dept of Health|Apr 25, 2024

    With tick season quickly approaching, the Wyoming Department of Health says simple steps can help state residents protect themselves and their family members from potentially serious tick-borne illnesses. Courtney Tillman, an epidemiologist with WDH, said past records show people typically start seeking medical help due to tick bites in May. Diseases sometimes spread by infected ticks in Wyoming include tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) and Colorado tick fever (CTF). Tularemia symptoms include fever, swollen and painful lymph...

  • "Waiver" Programs Part of Wyoming Medicaid Renewals

    Wyoming Dept of Health|Jul 27, 2023

    The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is reminding participants, family members, providers and case managers the state’s efforts serving vulnerable groups through “waiver” programs are part of Wyoming Medicaid, which recently restarted its annual renewal process. Medicaid is a joint federal-state insurance program that pays for the medical and long-term care of low-income and medically needy individuals and families. Wyoming Medicaid offers three waiver programs with rules and practices that differ from traditional Medicaid: · Commun...

  • Department nears completion of Major Technology Project

    Wyoming Dept of Health|Jan 13, 2022

    The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is nearing the end of an innovative, major, multiyear effort to improve and modernize key technology systems used by the department, healthcare providers and program clients across the state. WDH directly administers Wyoming Medicaid and Wyoming Kid Care CHIP, the state’s children's health insurance program, providing health and long-term care coverage to low-income children, parents, seniors and people with disabilities. Approximately $550 million in claims are paid each year to healthcare providers f...

  • Fees for Official Certificates and Record Services Increasing

    Wyoming Dept of Health|Jul 1, 2021

    Fees charged by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) for official birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates ordered through Vital Statistics Services (VSS) are increasing July 1. The costs of birth, marriage and divorce certificates will increase by $5 each, with death certificate costs increasing by $10. Fees for searches and other official activities are also increasing by $5. Guy Beaudoin, deputy state registrar with WDH, said all VSS fees were increased as part of department budget adjustments announced last year. “In addition, a n...

  • Exposure of Laboratory Test Result Data Described

    Wyoming Dept of Health|Apr 29, 2021

    CHEYENNE: The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is announcing a mistaken exposure of laboratory test result data involving the health information of thousands of Wyoming residents and others, as well as describing its plan to respond. The department became aware of a breach involving protected health information on March 10, 2021. It was discovered a workforce member inappropriately handled the health information of approximately 164,021 Wyoming residents and others as early as November 5, 2020. The incident involves an unintentional exposure...

  • COVID-19 vaccine demand can lead to fraud

    Wyoming Dept of Health|Feb 18, 2021

    The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is warning residents to be on alert for suspicious, potentially fraudulent activity as efforts to help prevent COVID-19 deaths and illnesses by providing free, safe and effective vaccinations continue. “We are hearing about unexpected calls going to residents from people falsely claiming they represent a local health department or the Wyoming Department of Health,” said Michael Ceballos, WDH director. “The callers go on to request payment or personal details such as social security numbers.” “We want to r...

  • Vaccinations begin to help prevent COVID-19 Wyoming Infections

    Wyoming Dept of Health|Dec 17, 2020

    CHEYENNE: Free, safe and effective vaccinations intended to help prevent future COVID-19 infections have started in Wyoming, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH, said the first approved vaccine is recommended for most people who are age 16 and older with two doses about three weeks apart needed for the vaccine to be effective. "Putting an end to this pandemic will take all our tools. Now we can add...

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