Welcome to Sheridan Memorial Hospital

1401 West 5th St. Sheridan, WY
   —   307.672.1000

Do you have symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Call 307.672.1004

  • Fever
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Cough

Or 2 or more of any of these:

  • Chills
  • Repeated Shaking with Chills
  • Muscle Pain
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • New loss of Taste or Smell

If you have a patient age 12 and under, please call Northeast Wyoming Pediatrics at 307.675.5555.

We continue to address the complexities of COVID-19 and strive to provide you with excellent, patient-centered care in our clinics and hospital departments, which are open with enhanced safety measures.

Updated July 23, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

As of June 30, 2021, Sheridan Memorial Hospital is no longer administering COVID-19 vaccine to the public. 

 The COVID-19 vaccine is available for persons age 12 and over—individuals who are 12 – 17 years old and over are eligible to receive only the Pfizer vaccine.  

 

There are several options for receiving the vaccine in our community — local pharmacies and Sheridan County Public Health: 

Click Here for more detailed Sheridan County COVID-19 Vaccine information

A short video from our providers about their experience receiving their second dose.  

A thank you message from our ER docs and ICU nurses.  December 18, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Sheridan Memorial Hospital continues to take COVID-19 very seriously. We are monitoring the situation, staying in touch with the Wyoming Department of Health and our local Public Health officials and updating our protocols accordingly.

Spread mainly through person-to-person close contact (approximately 6 feet), it is small droplets from coughing and sneezing which can enter the mouth and lungs of those nearby. It is possible infection can happen by touching a surface or object that has virus on it such as a table or doorknob and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.

It is important to know that 80% of COVID-19 cases are mild or without symptoms. But there currently is no anti-viral treatment for COVID-19. Most people who become infected will be able to care for themselves at home. Like the seasonal flu, COVID-19 infection is more severe in elderly patients and those with chronic underlying health conditions. For the most updated information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC’s Share the Facts, Stop the Fear page.

If your symptoms are mild – slight fever, cough, runny nose.

We may ask you to remain at home to recover. Avoid going out in public, but if you must go out, be sure to use good respiratory hygiene: wash hands thoroughly or use hand sanitizer, wear a surgical mask, or cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue and throw it away.

If your symptoms are serious – continued fever, severe shortness of breath.

Please call our dedicated phone line:  307.672.1004

We may ask you to come in for testing or evaluation or we may refer you to the emergency room. Upon arrival, you will be screened by our clinical staff. Thank you in advance for answering their brief screening questions. Please bring a mask with you for your visit, If you don’t have a mask, one will be provided for you.

Infection Prevention Measures

  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Avoid people who are sick (6 feet rule)
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw tissue in trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • CDC recommends wearing a facemask when in public
  • A facemask and gloves should be worn by those who are treating patients with symptoms
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty

Should You be Tested for COVID-19?

The CDC recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 be tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection.

For a guide to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care:
COVID testing — CDC Self Checker

COVID-19 Testing at SMH 

As of June 14, 2021, the hospital’s COVID-19 Testing will be done at Urgent Care – 1435 Burton Street.  Appointments ARE REQUIRED. When scheduling a testing appointment, hospital personnel will help you select the most appropriate test for your needs. The phone number to call to schedule a COVID-19 test is 307.672.1004. If you have questions about the costs, please contact our Financial Advocates at 307-675-4620.

COVID-19 Testing at Urgent Care location map — you must have an appointment to be tested

What should you do after you’ve been tested and need help while you are isolated — Click here for local resources: food and personal items

Other Sheridan Area Community Resources

Basic Treatments if You Have COVID-19

  • Three basic rules:
    • Keep warm and rest as much as possible
    • Take plenty of fluids
    • For fever, take Tylenol or Motrin in normal doses (consult label on bottle)
  • For cough:
    • Humidification and drinking lots of fluids can help loosen sticky mucus
    • Non-prescription drugs designed to suppress cough can be helpful
    • If you use an inhaler, you may have to use it more often
  • For sore throat:
    • Gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in ½ glass of water)
    • Humidification of the air and lots of fluids help
  • If temperature is elevated:
    • Fluids are even more important
    • Fever medicine, Tylenol or Motrin, can help control temperature
    • Persistent temperature elevation of 103-104 degrees can be a danger sign and you should call your physician
  •  For nausea and/or diarrhea:
    • Eat only clear liquids, soups or juices as tolerated
    • Fluids will be important to prevent dehydration

If You Have a Regular Check-up or Office Visit – Please Call Your Physician

If you have an annual check-up or office visit, please call your physician’s office to check and see if there are any concerns, even if you are not showing any symptoms of COVID-19.  Your provider can provide information over the phone to determine if it is necessary to continue with your appointment. We are taking every precaution in accordance with CDC guidelines to keep our patients and staff at low risk of exposure to communicable diseases.

For the most recent news releases and information please click here for Sheridan Memorial Hospital News & Events

Centers for Disease Control

Wyoming Department of Health