New pediatric clinic gives Wyoming children more access to medical care

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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) Wyoming children will have more local access to medical care as a pediatric specialty outreach clinic will be opening in Casper in November.

A buffalo mural in the new pediatric clinic in Casper.

The open house tonight featured trick or treating and a chance for the community to see where their children will receive care.

“What's really amazing about this clinic is it's going to bring that incredible care from Children's Hospital in Denver, to our patients here in Wyoming," Katie Caldwell-Burchett, Olivia Caldwell Foundation founder and CEO, said.

The Olivia Caldwell Foundation, CU School of Medicine-Children’s Hospital Colorado and Wyoming Medical Center partnered to bring the clinic to life.

Doctors from CU School of Medicine-Children’s Hospital Colorado will travel to Casper and provide medical care. Medical support staff from Wyoming Medical Center will also be helping in the clinic and the Olivia Caldwell Foundation’s new headquarters will be housed in the same building.

A priority of the clinic is to make children feel more at home during treatment. There are murals around the clinic that were painted by local Casper artist Tony Elmore.

The clinic will not only help children in Casper, but children across the state.

"Something like this doesn't just help Casper families. It helps families in Riverton, Gillette, in all these surrounding communities. This is really going to help the entire region and we are really proud to be a part of it," Kristy Bleizeffer, Wyoming Medical Center spokeswoman, said.

Cardiac doctors from CU School of Medicine-Children’s Hospital Colorado will begin seeing pediatric patients in November. Endocrinology and pulmonology clinics will begin in 2020.