GILLETTE, WY –
Campbell County Health is implementing a Respiratory Symptom Screening Process beginning Tuesday,
March 17. To begin the screening process, those with respiratory symptoms
are asked to call your healthcare provider or 307.688.1000.
The CCH phone screening will be open from 7 am-7 pm every day. The phone
screening will evaluate respiratory symptoms including:
- Chest congestion
- Nasal congestion
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throats
Once the patient goes through the screening process, and only if they meet
criteria, they will be directed to a drive-through screening process near
Home Medical Resources, 901 W. Second Street in Gillette, across from
the Rockpile Museum. The drive-through screening is open from 7:30 am-7:30
pm every day. If you present at the drive through with emergency symptoms
such as difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest,
or bluish lips, among others, you will be transported by ambulance to
the Emergency Department.
The purpose of the call screening and drive-through screening is to limit
local transmission of infectious diseases, including possible COVID-19,
by providing a screening alternative to the Campbell County Memorial Hospital
Emergency Department, local walk-in clinics or urgent care facilities
as well as physician offices. At the drive-through screening location:
- You must be referred to the drive through site in order to be screened.
- Patients will be asked to present picture ID and screening number provided
at phone screening.
- Patients will be asked to remain in their car during the process to prevent
- Providers will wear appropriate personal protective gear.
- After testing, patients are asked to self-isolate at home until you get
your test results.
If after hours, and you are not having trouble breathing, self-isolate
at home and wait until the phone lines are open.
If you are having trouble breathing or develop other emergency warning
signs, please call 911. Emergency warning signs include:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your doctor or healthcare
provider for other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
Please note that this screening process will not automatically provide
COVID-19 testing upon request. The Centers for Disease Control advises
doctors to use their best judgment when it comes to determining if someone
should be tested for COVID-19. In Wyoming, we have limited test kits available,
and you may not meet the criteria to be tested. We want to ensure that
our most vulnerable people – especially older adults who are at
greatest risk for serious complications and death – are tested first.
Please be aware that even if you are tested for COVID-19, you will not
receive results for several days. Remember to self-isolate at home.
Remember: Testing for COVID-19 is not a medical emergency. The majority
of coronavirus cases will be mild and will not require hospital care.
If you have reason to believe you might have the virus, and are not experiencing
difficulty breathing please call your healthcare provider or 307.688.1000.
For Campbell County Health updates on COVID-19, visit