The Goshen County Library is excited to be a part of a new initiative within the State of Wyoming – the Public Access Telehealth Spaces (PATHS) Initiative. Our mission is to provide our community with access to services that enrich their lives. Accessing healthcare and mental health services in a rural community continues to be difficult for many individuals. We are thrilled to be a part of this project, knowing that we have community members who are already using the library as a space to meet virtually with healthcare providers in a private space.
What is PATHS?
The Public Access Telehealth Spaces (PATHS) Initiative is based on a national model for promoting access to safe, secure, and accessible spaces to connect all community members to equitable health and wellness resources and services. Currently, in the pilot phase of this initiative, PATHS has secured funding to purchase and install telehealth booths in three local Wyoming Libraries in Goshen, Natrona, and Park counties, with future expansion into three additional libraries, University of Wyoming Extension Offices, and a local detention center. PATHS is about more than installing physical booths in libraries and community spaces, it is also creating connections between healthcare providers and communities to integrate and coordinate telehealth, addressing issues of equity and access to services and support.
What does this mean for our community?
Community members can make an appointment to use the telehealth booth for medical and healthcare-related appointments. The PATHS Telehealth booth is a private space with the technology necessary to complete telehealth-related appointments. Library staff will be available to help get community members started if necessary.
To make a reservation to use the booth, please fill out this form or call the Goshen County Library at 307-532-3411.
The PATHS Project has been made possible by funding through the Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board, with additional support from the University of Wyoming, College of Education, Counselor Education Program, and the College of Health Sciences, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities.