#Snapped: Wind River Cares in Riverton

Wind River Community and Family Healthcare (aka Wind River Cares) has begun opening the doors of their Riverton clinic. Last night they held an Open House and provided tours of the facility to the public.

Wind River Cares purchased the property at 511 North 12th St. East in Riverton and added on to the existing building. It’s a large space with most of the facility finished and a small portion still under construction. The clinic will soon include a wide variety of services.

  • Family Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Lab
  • Optometry
  • Dental/Orthodontics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Audiology
  • Behavioral Health

This soft opening allows the facility and providers to slowly take in patients and streamline the process, ensuring the best possible care they can provide.

Right now the clinic has two main providers, Anthony Leonard FNP and Alicia Palazzolo FNP, with Dr. Joann Kaplan joining the crew in August. The clinic is open for Family Medicine, Pharmacy, and Lab work. They will also register new patients at this time.

Maternal Child Health-Family Spirit is also housed in the building and seeing patients. Family Spirit combines the use of paraprofessionals from the community as home visitors and a culturally focused, strengths-based curriculum as a core strategy to support young families. Parents gain knowledge and skills to promote healthy development and positive lifestyles for themselves and their children.

We want to provide overall, extraordinary healthcare services to our patients.
Our patients play a very active role in their own health and wellness plan.
Patients can advocate for their health concerns and goals and
Wind River Cares will be their biggest supporter.

The facility opening in Riverton makes it easier for patients to come in more often for overall health. This is the third location for Wind River Cares. They started out in Arapaho and just last year opened a clinic in Ethete. And don’t forget the Mobile Health Clinic! The mobile unit will be heading to Reservation schools this fall to provide dental services.

As of right now, the clinic serves the Native population, all recognized tribes or descendants.

They hope to have a grand opening celebration in early August.

For more information on Wind River Cares and all their locations, visit www.windrivercares.com.

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