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Featured Story 23 March 2023

The Right Care at the Right Time

Written by Angelis Medina

Your healthcare needs whether urgent, emergent or fairly acute can all be met at Ivinson.

When you visit Convenient Care, Emergency Care, and Primary Care you know you can get the most effective care without major interruption to your day.

Ivinson offers 3 different levels of care: Primary Care (1), Convenient Care (2), and Emergency Care (3). Each level of service is based on the severity of the condition, illness or injury. Understanding the appropriate level of care for your visits is important to getting our patients back to doing what they do best.

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Primary Care Services (Level 1)

Ivinson’s primary care clinic is located in Ivinson Medical Group and is a great resource for adult patients to utilize in Laramie and surrounding areas. Primary Care focuses on prevention, diagnoses, and treatment of adult diseases. Primary care can be utilized for patients that are not only sick, but also for those that need help answering health questions and creating steps to a healthier lifestyle. It’s important for all individuals to have a known Primary Care Provider (PCP) for themselves and their family on an ongoing basis. Our providers have expertise in check-ups, referrals and the ongoing (but not limited to) the conditions listed below:

Chronic disease managementGeneral health concerns lasting longer than 3 weeks
Medication adjustmentsMedication refills
Preoperative physicals (both OR and dental)Mental health counseling/​medication management
Routine blood work monitoringBlood pressure checks

Ivinson’s Primary Care Clinic is known for having a caring team of providers and staff. Ivinson Primary Care Clinic is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, except for holidays.

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Convenient Care (Level 2)

Ivinson’s Convenient Care offers extended hours and weekend hours for care that needs more immediate attention or is after business hours, but is not a life-threatening illness. Convenient Care is open Monday – Friday 8 am – 8 pm, Saturday 9 am – 1 pm and is closed Sundays. This clinic, similar to Urgent Care, is known for treating a wide variety of illnesses and injuries when an individual is unable to wait for a scheduled appointment. Conditions Convenient Care providers are able to treat include (but are not limited to) the following:


Animal bites
AsthmaBug bites
Burning or pain when urinatingCold and flu symptoms
Ear infectionsFever
HeadachesHeat exhaustion
Mild abdominalMinor burns
Minor cuts and lacerations requiring stitchesMinor infections
Nausea and vomittingPink eye
Rashes and skin infectionsSore Throat

Convenient Care should be visited when your medical need is non-life threatening. Convenient Care allows patients to receive world-class healthcare with the comfort and effortless ease of walk-in-visits. If during your your Convenient Care visit it is determined that you require a higher level of care, a referral to a specialist at Ivinson or a facility of your choice can be made during your appointment. 

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Emergency Department Services (Level 3)

Ivinson’s Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 7days a week. Patients should visit the Emergency Department when they are undergoing a life-threatening illness, major trauma and/​or injuries. Some of these illnesses include symptoms of the following, but are not limited to:

Chest PainSevere pain (of any kind)
Difficulty breathingLoss of consciousness
Head traumaStroke symptoms
Dehydration in childrenDizziness
Large LacerationsHeart palpitations
Altered mental statusMental health crisis
Alcohol Detox/​drug withdrawalAccidental or intentional overdose

Ivinson’s Emergency Department is known for advanced lifesaving technology that benefits many individuals every day. Ivinson Emergency Department also has a team of prepared, equipped and skillful individuals to handle any medical emergency.

Frequently Asked Questions

What hours are care available?

Primary Care appointments can be made Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm by calling or texting (307) 7554540.

Convenient Care hours are Monday – Friday 8 am – 8 pm, and Saturday 9 am – 1 pm, and closed Sundays.

The Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year including holidays. 

Where is Convenient Care/​emergency department located?

The Convenient Care clinic is located on the second floor of the medical office building at Ivinson and can be found through door 1.

The Emergency Department can be located through door 6 of the hospital.

What information do I need to be seen by a provider?

You will need a photo ID and insurance card if you will be using insurance for your visit.

Do I need a referral or authorization from my primary provider to go to Convenient Care?


Do I need to follow up with a Convenient Care provider or my primary care physician (PCP)?

Your Convenient Care provider will provide you recommendations to follow up with them or your PCP, depending on your visit.

Will you send a copy of the records for the visits to my primary care physician?

If you see an Ivinson Medical Group provider, your Convenient Care visit is already in your chart to be reviewed by your usual provider. If you see another provider located somewhere else, you can sign a release which will authorize our team to send your information from your visit to your normal PCP.

Angelis Medina
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Angelis is a marketing intern at Ivinson and currently a student at the University of Wyoming. Currently a junior, Angelis is pursuing a degree in entrepreneurship with minors in pre-law and in accounting. Joining the team to pursue her interests in business and healthcare, Angelis enjoys learning more about the community where she works and lives.