Beginning January 24, Wyoming residents will benefit from private spaces with reliable internet and the necessary technology to connect with health care providers via the new telehealth booths recently installed in three Wyoming libraries. Booths are now available for use at: the Natrona County Library (Casper Branch), the Park County Library (Cody Branch), and the Goshen County Library (Torrington Branch).
At each location, a soundproof, HIPPA-secure booth is available for patrons to schedule for use during telehealth appointments. Technology, including a computer, speakers, and internet connection, as well as medical peripherals for remote patient monitoring, is provided. Library staff can offer support to patrons when needed.
These booths are a pilot project of PATHS (Public Access Telehealth Spaces) and were made possible by funding through the Wyoming State Land and Investment Board, with additional support from the University of Wyoming College of Education, the UW Counselor Education Program, and the UW College of Health Sciences’ Wyoming Institute for Disabilities. PATHS is based on a national model for promoting access to safe, secure, and accessible spaces to connect all community members to equitable health and wellness resources and services. Booths in three additional Wyoming libraries, as well as a local detention center, are planned as part of a future expansion project.
Library patrons can access the State Library website, https://library.wyo.gov/services/wyoming-residents/telehealth/, to guide them to specific library websites to schedule an appointment to use a telehealth booth.
For further information on telehealth, contact The Wyoming Telehealth Network, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, UW College of Sciences at (307) 766-2944 or firstname.lastname@example.org.