A health clinic operated by the University of Wyoming scheduled to open next week will offer Laramie residents comprehensive patient care service.

The new Albany Community Health Clinic will focus on providing comprehensive patient care services, regardless of their ability to pay, according to a UW news release.

“This clinic is to serve all -- uninsured as well as insured -- and will be a primary health care clinic,” said Richelle Keinath, the clinic’s manager, in a statement.

The clinic was made possible by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the UW Health Science’s Educational Health Center of Wyoming late last year. The grant will allow the EHCW to open the first Federally Qualified Health Center in Laramie.

The clinic will be staffed by UW employees, which includes medical Director Dr. Katy Hartman; Keinath; a nurse practitioner; and front office help.

Keinath said the clinic will operate on a sliding fee scale for those between 100 and 200 percent of poverty and a proof of income component will be included.

“We will see clients from children to the older population, and are very excited about how this clinic can supplement the health care that exists already in our community,” she said.

The new clinic will join two other EHCW health centers in Cheyenne and Casper. The UW Family Medicine Residency Programs deliver full-spectrum family medicine to more than 12,000 people each year.

The clinic, located at 920 E. Sheridan St., Suite A, will open Wednesday, April 5.

Clinic hours will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. each Tuesday.

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