Eclipse weekend: Where do I go for the right level of medical care?

By Kristy Bleizeffer Aug 14, 2017

In cases of unexpected illness and injury, nobody wants to spend the total eclipse in a medical waiting room. 

Getting to the right facility can mean the difference between catching the big event and waiting while medical professionals treat patients with more serious conditions than you.

If you are visiting from out-of-town or are at one of the sanctioned eclipse events, check-in at one of the first-aid tents first. They can help direct you to the right level of care. (In emergencies, call 911 immediately.)

Wyoming Medical Center is providing walk-in clinics at Mesa and Sage Primary Care throughout eclipse weekend, Aug. 18-21. Use this guide to determine the best place to get the care you need.

Emergency Room

1233 E. Second St.  

Always open

Call 911 immediately if you suspect heart attack, stroke or other sudden loss of cognitive or motor-sensory skills (such as the ability to walk or talk).

You are more likely to survive if you call 911 in true medical emergencies as opposed to driving yourself or having someone else drive you. Learn more about our emergency services here. 

Go the Emergency Room for:

  • Chest pain or suspected heart attack
  • Suspected stroke or sudden loss of cognitive function
  • Sudden loss of ability to walk or talk
  • Severe trauma
  • Trouble breathing
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe pain in the abdomen or head
  • Seizures

Sage Primary Care

1020 S. Conwell St.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through eclipse weekend

Sage Primary is located in central Casper and is staying open throughout eclipse weekend for walk-in patients. Call (307) 265-8300. Learn more about Sage Primary here. 

Choose Sage if you are in east and central Casper for: 

  • Medication refills
  • Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Fevers
  • Sore throat, upset stomach and other illness
  • De-hydration
  • Light-headedness or other symptoms of heat exhaustion
  • Symptoms of food poisoning
  • Other non-emergent injury and illness

Mesa/Immediate Care

3632 American Way

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily

Located in west Casper, this clinic is open later and can X-ray and cast broken bones on site. Call (307) 233-7300 or learn more here. 

Go to Mesa/Immediate Care for:

  • Broken bones
  • Medication refills
  • Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Fevers
  • Sore throat, upset stomach and other illness
  • De-hydration
  • Light-headedness or other symptoms of heat exhaustion
  • Symptoms of food poisoning
  • Other non-emergent injury and illness

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