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Health Care during the Total Solar Eclipse

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Health Care during the Total Solar Eclipse

Jackson Hole, Wyoming is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. To help prepare for a large increase of visitors to the region, St. John’s is taking precautionary measures to ensure access to health care in the days surrounding the event.

There are two primary locations to seek medical care:

  • St. John’s Emergency Room
  • St. John’s Urgent Care

In the case of an emergency, please call 9-1-1. In the event of cellular tower overload, you can text to 9-1-1. Here are instructions on how to communicate your emergency to responders via text.


St. John’s Physician Practices did not schedule patients on Monday, August 21. St. John’s has increased staffing on all fronts to be prepared for the potential of increased emergency and urgent medical care. An additional medical helicopter will be staged nearby to respond to life-threatening emergencies.

Eye Safety

Viewing the Total Solar Eclipse is a unique and exciting opportunity. As the moon passes in front of the sun, darkness will fall upon Jackson Hole. However, in order to view the total eclipse, you must look directly at the sun. Doing so without proper ISO certified eclipse glasses could be seriously harmful to your vision.

More Public Info

A wealth of additional information related to the Total Solar Eclipse in Jackson Hole can be found at including a comprehensive Teton Eclipse Survival Guide.