Investing in Wyoming to serve the local communities

As a leading provider of hospital and healthcare services, UHS delivers high-quality compassionate patient care to those in need. Our dedicated and talented staff treat patients with dignity and respect throughout our continuum of inpatient and outpatient services. To learn more, visit uhs.com/economic-impact.

Wyoming Behavioral Institute (WBI) has been providing quality inpatient child, adolescent, and adult psychiatric treatment in Casper since 1996. The acute care hospital specializes in mental health and chemical dependency treatment.

WBI is proud to be a large employer in our community and serve as a critical piece of healthcare infrastructure in the state. WBI actively partners with government and nonprofit organizations to help with access to inpatient psychiatry and works closely with other organizations to help patients access care.

WBI’s Outpatient Clinic opened in September 2021. The new clinic offers medication management and telehealth therapy services, including an adolescent intensive outpatient program focused on the development of interpersonal, coping, and relaxation skills, management of symptoms, and mood stabilization.

UHS has had an unwavering commitment to WBI for the past 25 years. In 2020, its investments included:

WBI is an integral part of a network supporting the local community. The multidisciplinary staff and community partners work together to bring about recovery and support for those in need.

WBI provides support for children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with behavioral issues, mental health disorders, or chemical dependency. One specialized program offers residential, trauma-informed care for girls ages 10 to 17 affected by emotional trauma and mental health crisis.

Since 2008, WBI’s volunteer program has been an integral part of its operation. Volunteers from College Heights and Wind City Baptist Churches dedicate time working with patients in crisis. Volunteers from Narcotics Anonymous provide addiction recovery education groups and offer 12-step meeting resources for patients after discharge. In 2020, more than 600 volunteer hours were logged for the community.

WBI is a proud supporter of many local nonprofit efforts in the community collectively working to build strong families and individuals. We launched the annual Youth Suicide Prevention Golf Tournament and the Be Kind to Your Mind 5K/10K/Family Fun Run and Obstacle Course, and we co-sponsor many other events in the community.

WBI serves as an educational site for nursing, occupational therapy, and social work students as well as medical, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner students. In 2020, WBI worked with 16 universities to provide more than 3,300 internships and/or residency hours. In addition, 307 CEUs were earned and 11 CEU events were hosted at WBI.

Patients consistently report high levels of satisfaction with their experience at WBI:

I feel better now than when I was admitted. Overall I was very satisfied with my treatment. I was treated with dignity and respect.

Q4 2020 Scores*
4.54/5
4.44/5
4.42/5

*Based on a score of 1 to 5, with 1 being strongly disagree and 5 being strongly agree.

Survey data was collected from October 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020, through the CQI+ Measurement System, which benchmarks patient satisfaction data for over 350 psychiatric hospitals.

We take great pride in providing compassionate care and exceptional treatment to all of our patients, which is reflected in our patient satisfaction scores.


Wyoming Behavioral Institute l 2521 East 15th St., Casper, WY 82609
800-457-9312 l wbihelp.com

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