Same-Day care

Same-Day care clinics provide easy access to quality healthcare for the times when your primary care physician isn’t available. At Lander Medical Clinic and Western Family Care, our medical expertise and commitment to personalized attention ensure that patients with urgent health needs receive the very best care.


Requiring attention within the next couple of days. Not life-threatening, but still needs immediate/ urgent medical care that you may not be able to get into your PCP’s office for.

  • minor allergic reactions (w/o anaphylaxis)
  • minor broken bones
  • sprains/strains
  • cuts requiring stitches (or not!)
  • mild fevers (around 101.0F-104.0F)
  • superficial burns
  • tooth pain
  • minor infections (without systemic signs of
  • infection: high fever, fatigue, nausea,
  • vomiting, etc)
  • sore throat
  • ear infections
  • pink eye or other conjunctivitis
  • back pain w/ minor injury
  • nausea/vomiting
  • diarrhea/constipation
  • cold/flu/other upper-respiratory symptoms
  • Syncopal episodes (passing out)
  • Minor falls/accidents


Requiring immediate medical attention after an acute injury or incident. Usually, life-threatening and unexpected incidents lead to needing for evaluation in the emergency room/department.

  • Severe quality/sudden onset of…
    • abdominal pain
    • chest pain
    • shortness of breath
    • rash (especially in children)
    • headache
  • Stroke symptoms: numbness/tingling, paralysis, slurred speech
  • High fevers (>104F)
  • Serious head injuries (especially if you lose consciousness)
  • Severe burns
  • Babies needing immediate care (limp, purple fingers/toes/lips, etc.)
  • Serious eye injuries
  • Possible drug overdose or other toxicity

Know where to go

It’s tricky to know where to go. Same-Day Care or the Emergency Room?

With Same-Day Care appointments we treat non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries–things that need attention sooner than you can get in to see your Primary Care Provider.

Life-threatening illnesses and injuries require a higher level of care and should be treated in the Emergency Department.

When in doubt, go to the Emergency Department and/or call 911.

How does it work?

Lander Medical Clinic and Western Family Care have two Same-Day Care locations.

At our Lander location, same-day appointments are available from 8 AM – 4:30 PM Monday – Friday and 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM on Saturday.

At our Riverton location, same-day appointments are available from 8 AM – 4:30 PM Monday – Friday.

You can use Same-Day Care for allergic reactions and asthma, cuts, bug bites, falls, sprains, strains, minor broken bones, colds and flu, pink eye, ear infections, sinus pressure, and sinus infections (sinusitis), bronchitis and strep throat.

Please do NOT use Same-Day Care for medication refills, stroke/heart attack/difficulty breathing, or chest pain. CALL 911 in an emergency.

Please contact your pharmacy and primary care provider for medication refills.

If you or a loved one is experiencing signs of a heart attack or stroke, go to the Emergency Room or call 911.


Lander Medical Clinic:  745 Buena Vista Dr, Lander, WY 82520 | Hours: 8-4:30 (closed for lunch) Mon – Fri and 9 – 12:30 Sat 

Western Family Care: 609 E Madison Ave, Riverton, WY 82501 | Hours: 8 – 4:30 (closed for lunch) Mon – Fri