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Wyoming State Hospital Spotlight


The Wyoming State Hospital strives to provide excellent psychiatric interventions for the citizens of Wyoming. It is intended that patients will be physically and psychiatrically safe, receiving assistance wherever needed to have the best possible quality of life every day. The hospital promotes the gaining of skills and resources necessary to live successfully, satisfied, and as independently as possible. The values inherent in this include, in the most normalizing manner possible: that patients experience dignity and self determination; that a large spectrum of physical, social, and emotional opportunities be available; that patients be encouraged to work from personal strengths; that support be developed in a patient's attempts at growth; that patients be encouraged in the development of interpersonal relationships and, to become involved and/or integrated into the larger community.



           New Hospital Building  

       Great Room 



Nurses Station




To improve the lives of people in Wyoming affected by mental illness.




Patient Lounge


 Patient waiting area

 Great Room 



  •  To be a leader in providing high quality psychiatric care that anticipates and responds  to the changing needs of the persons we serve.
  •  To empower the persons with mental illness and their families to achieve the highest quality of life. 
  •  To demonstrate the efficient use of resources to achieve measurable outcomes. 
  •   To provide a violence-free and coercion-free treatment environment


 One to One Therapy   

 Team Meeting



 Recreational Activities

Treatment Team  


Adult Psychiatric Services

Provides comprehensive acute and intermediate care services for those persons  requiring psychiatric intervention as defined by being a danger to self or others, or being  unable to care for self due to mental illness. multidisciplinary assessment and individualized treatment planning occurs for each patient. Stabilization, learning how to manage one’s illness,  and maintenance thereafter, is accomplished through medications, therapies, and reintroduction to the community.


Medical Geriatric Psychiatric Services

Provides sensitive, quality, individualized care for patients who have medical, psychiatric and/or geriatric needs. An excellent staff to patient ratio allows for the special attention required for persons who have significant loss of mental and/or physical capacity.



 Pathway to New Building  




 Winter on the Old Campus




 Criminal Justice Services

The Criminal Justice Services unit provides forensic services for those persons ordered by the court for intervention. Those services include forensic evaluations on an inpatient and outpatient basis, and, when indicated, treatment to competency toward continuation through the adjudicative process; a secure setting in which treatment is provided for persons who have an inability to control their behaviors and are a danger to others including those who are admitted through  an Emergency Detention; individualized treatment plans giving the opportunity for persons who are Not Guilty due to Mental Illness to gain the skills and resources needed to leave the hospital and live in a less restrictive setting



 Criminal Justice Service Day Room 

Day Room View 




 Marmot on campus

 Geese on campus at WSH

Guiding Principles

  • Recognition of every individual’s personal values, choices, beliefs, and uniqueness
  • Empowerment of patients and staff so they feel competent, respected and valued
  • A nurturing environment that is safe, comfortable, and attractive
  • Learning opportunities for personal growth, enhanced knowledge, and self-awareness
  • High quality, appropriate care, giving primary consideration to returning the individual to community life
  • A unified vision that will promote cohesive team processes in addressing patient and staff issues 


 Deer at WSH



The process of admission to the hospital varies by program. In general, being admitted as an inpatient occurs through a court hearing. However, if you, or someone you know is in need of assistance for any reason, do not hesitate to contact the hospital to inquire about services available through the hospital or your community.


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For more information regarding the Wyoming State Hospital,

Wyoming State Hospital

P.O. Box 177

Evanston, WY 82931

Telephone:(307) 789-3464

Fax:(307) 789-5277


The Wyoming State Hospital campus is a tobacco free environment.

The Wyoming State Hospital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, or mental/physical handicap.