Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Services offers inpatient and outpatient programs to support patients who are experiencing a behavioral health need on their pathway to recovery. The Behavioral Health Services team is committed to providing outstanding patient care in an environment that supports growth and respect for our patients.

Our interdisciplinary team includes psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and licensed therapists. Treatment begins with an initial evaluation. Our professionals then work in partnership with the patient to create an individualized treatment plan focusing on recovery. This plan may include individual therapy, group therapy, couples counseling, education and support in an outpatient setting. For patients experiencing an acute episode of behavioral illness, we have an acute adult in-patient unit to offer care during this time.

Behavioral Health Services may be appropriate for people with:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Marriage and family difficulties
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychosis (including schizophrenic disorders)
  • Chemical Dependency

Inpatient Programs

All of our admissions to our inpatient unit happen via our Emergency Department at CRMC. Inpatient behavioral healthcare provides a high level of service designed to treat patients experiencing an acute episode of behavioral illness in a safe, protected environment. The first step after admission is for patients to partner with our interdisciplinary specialist team to complete a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation. Our multidisciplinary team has many years of experience in behavioral health services and consists of board-certified psychiatrists, master level, independently licensed case managers, therapists, registered nurses and a nurse practitioner.
Following the initial evaluation, our professionals work with the patient and significant others (as appropriate) to create an individual treatment plan focusing on recovery. This treatment plan will include group therapy. Psych education and facilitated-skill development groups are an essential part of our program. Our goal is to provide patients with a safe environment during which they and their clinical team can explore treatment options. This includes medication management of their illness and developing skills to manage symptoms. The goal is to remain safe and to continue to function following discharge as treatment continues in the outpatient setting.

Inpatient brochure 2013


Patient Testimonial

“From the first time I had ECT, my anxiety and depression seemed to melt away.” Cheyenne resident, March 2014

Last year a psychiatrist from Cheyenne Regional’s Behavioral Health program recommended that a Cheyenne resident undergo electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to treat the person’s depression and anxiety. ECT is offered to people with specific diagnoses, which can include severe depression and anxiety.

The patient (who asked to remain anonymous but agreed to be called Jane) had tried various antidepressant and antianxiety medications over a period of about 14 years. She said the antidepressants made her even more anxious. And while one antianxiety medication did seem to help, “I was needing more and more of it” to get relief, she said.

Even then, Jane wasn’t happy with the direction her life had taken. “I would watch TV or stay in bed all day because I was so anxious and depressed,” she said.

Last May, after her first ECT treatment, Jane said she felt “immediate relief” from her symptoms. “It was remarkable. I was elated and so was my family.”

Jane has had a series of ECT treatments over the past few months. She says that after many years of suffering, she is “back to her normal self.” Part of that normalcy includes being able to take care of her home and interact with her family.

“I absolutely recommend this to someone who has been struggling with depression and anxiety,” she said. “It truly works.”

Jane also wants to reassure those who may be concerned about the “image” of ECT. “It was a very pleasant experience for me,” she said.

During ECT, the patient is placed under general anesthesia, is given muscle relaxants and oxygen and then receives a brief electrical stimulation through the scalp. Most of the time is spent preparing the patient for treatment and then in recovery.

“You’re in and out in about two to three hours, and you don’t feel a thing,” Jane said.

Jane added that she wanted to share her story so that people aren’t afraid to try ECT if it’s recommended by a physician. “I hope by telling my story, I can help others who may be feeling the way I did.”

Psychiatric Assessment Team

The Behavioral health Directorate at Cheyenne Regional Health System provides a team of independently licensed behavioral health consultants to support patients with a behavioral health need who present to the Emergency Department and, or, the medical floors in our hospital. These consultants complete a comprehensive behavioral health evaluation when asked by an attending physician to do so, and are able to then recommend ongoing support and treatment options for our patients.

Out Patient Programs

Our outpatient team is comprised of psychiatrists, mental health therapists and an excellent team of Psychiatric Nurses. Our outpatient services include medication management for adults, children, adolescents and our senior population. We also provide a wide range of psychotherapies across the age spectrum using evidenced-based practices.

  • Child and Adolescent Services
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Telepsychiatry Services
  • Integrated Mental Health and Primary Care
  • Intensive Outpatient Therapy
Suboxone Clinic

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s Out Patient Suboxone Clinic is an ambulatory detox program designed to help people who want to taper off opioids and recover from addiction to Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Percocet, Morphine, Demerol, Heroin and other opioids. The Suboxone Clinic is staffed with psychiatrists, therapists, nurses and other professionals who specialize in addiction. An individual treatment plan will be developed for each patient.

ECT Services

CRMC Behavioral Health Services is pleased to be able to offer ECT services on both an in and outpatient basis to the community of the State of Wyoming. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) can provide rapid, significant improvements in severe symptoms that occur in a number of mental health conditions. It often works when other treatments are unsuccessful. The procedure is provided on an inpatient and outpatient basis by an ECT credentialed psychiatrist working with an anesthesiologist and a trained nurse.

Psychiatric Nursing Team

Psychiatric Nurses who, with their MA and Administrative Support personnel, are able to offer behavioral health nursing clinical consultation via our Nurse Line, manage our Out Patient ECT Program, support our clinical outreach to Skilled Nursing Facilities in our community and, by virtue of our extensive telehealth competency within the health system, offer psychiatric and therapeutic clinical services to patients in isolated rural communities across our state.

For more information about our treatment options, please call (307) 633-7370.

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