St. John’s Health continues to monitor the evolution of the novel
coronavirus (COVID-19) and work closely with partner agencies to protect
In most cases, COVID-19, like the seasonal flu, is not life threatening
and does not require medical treatment beyond fever control and oral fluids.
For the health and safety of our community, if you are feeling ill with
flu symptoms, please
stay home and separate yourself from others. For more information from the CDC,
WY Department of Health, and Teton County Health Department, visit
www.stjohns.health/coronavirus for links to websites and hotlines.
Here is additional important information for Teton County residents, workers,
Given the high rate of contagiousness of COVID-19, St. John’s Health
has implemented new measures to control spread of the illness to health
care workers and people most likely to experience severe illness.
Beginning Wednesday, March 11, we ask that individuals with fever, cough,
or influenza-like illness, regardless of travel history, call 307-739-4898,
option 3, for a phone evaluation. To help contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community, you should NOT
come to St. John’s Health clinics or hospital unless directed in
the phone evaluation to do so. Health professionals on our call-line can
discuss your symptoms with you and address many concerns over the phone
to determine if self-care at home, medical attention, or testing is warranted.
You should also call our COVID-19 line for a phone evaluation if you have
had close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have
traveled within the last 14 days to a country with widespread sustained
transmission. The call-line will be staffed Monday–Friday, 8:30
am to 7:00 pm and Saturday–Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
If you have shortness of breath or are unable to catch your breath, call
911 or go to St. John’s Emergency Department at 625 E. Broadway. It is important that you call the Emergency Department at 307-739-4898,
option 1, before your arrival to receive instructions on using a separate
entrance (to prevent potential exposures in public areas of the hospital)
and to allow the staff to prepare for your arrival.
There is no vaccine for COVID-19 at this time. If any patient requires
testing for COVID-19, as determined by the phone evaluation, specimens
will be collected by specially trained staff and sent to outside laboratories
For the protection of our Living Center residents and staff, non-essential
visitation from the public has been restricted, and additional safety
precautions for staff have been implemented.
Karen Connelly, Chief Communications Officer, St. John’s Health,