Do you know the warning signs of stroke? Act FAST
F.A.S.T is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of a stroke. Spotting these signs means you should seek medical attention immediately.
F Face Drooping - Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is it uneven?
A Arm Weakness - Is one arm weak or numb? Does one arm drift downward when raised?
S Speech Difficulty - Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand?
T Time to Call 911 - If symptoms are present, call 911 right away - even if the symptoms seem to go away.
May 1 The Dr. Is In
Zach from Lincare will joining Dr. Burnett for this month's Dr Is In session. The two will be discussing home sleep studies.
Marbleton Senior Center
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
All ages welcome
See us at the Health Spring Fair!
May 3, 2014
Sublette County Fairgrounds
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
District News & Announcements
EMS Is Approved As Paramedic Level Service
On April 10th, the Sublette County Rural Health Care District Emergency Medical Service (EMS) was approved as a Paramedic EMS Provider. The Wyoming EMS Physician's Task force, made up of 7 doctors from across the state, and the Wyoming Board of Medicine unanimously approved the Paramedic status change. Previously, our EMS was at the Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate level. With this newest update, our county EMS will be able to provide the highest level of out-of-hospital care possible for our citizens. Increases in emergency cardiac, medical and trauma care will now mean that the most advanced care possible will respond to emergencies in Sublette County.
SCRHCD Participating in Pilot Program with Wyoming Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
SCRHCD has been exclusively chosen to participate in a pilot program conducted by the Colorectal Cancer Screening Program for home, fecal occult blood tests, dubbed "iFobs". Funded by the Wyoming Department of Health, these tests screen for the presence of blood in the stool which will help our providers determine if you need to have further testing by way of a colonoscopy.
These test kits will be offered for FREE at both clinic locations and you will not be charged for their use. If your test comes back positive, you may be instructed to get a colonoscopy.
For more details about the program, please give one of the clinics a call.
OmniAdvantage no longer offering service to Wyoming
OmniAdvantage, the air transport benefit membership plan, has recently removed the state of Wyoming from its service area. What this means for current members is that your membership will continue until your annual anniversary date. At that time, if you wish to continue membership, you will be referred to the LifeShield Alliance program. Any new members seeking coverage through OmniAdvantage will also be referred to LifeShield Alliance.
Applications for the LifeShield Alliance program are located in both clinic waiting rooms, or visit the LifeShield Alliance website for information and to sign up.