Wyoming Behavioral Institute
January 30, 2012

Representative: Tamara Macnaughton

2521 East 15th Street
Casper, WY 82609

24 hour help line: 1-800-457-9312
Fax 307-473-7144


Mission:  Wyoming Behavioral Institute is an 85-bed acute care psychiatric hospital in Casper, Wyoming, specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Residential treatment for adolescents is also available. Mental and behavioral health problems treated at Wyoming Behavioral Institute include anxiety, depression, substance use and abuse, suicidal thoughts and actions, threats and plans to harm others, self-harming behaviors and other behavioral problems..Other mental health problems treated at WBI include Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Attention deficit disorder (ADD), Oppositional defiance disorder (ODD), Bipolar disorder, and Schizophrenia.

Free, confidential assessments are available 24/7 for individuals of any age experiencing suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, substance abuse detox, and other signs and symptoms of mental health problems. Sometimes a mental health assessment results in a recommendation for inpatient care. Wyoming Behavioral Institute’s psychiatrists admit and treat:

  • Children ages 4 and older
  • Adolescents 13 to 17 years old
  • Adults of any age

WBI’s care is trauma informed, personal experience matter, and individualized care is offered.

Lengths of stay are generally shorter than two weeks. Residential treatment is also offered on the Pathways Residential Unit for adolescents ages 13 to 17 who need more than two weeks of inpatient care.

Outpatient care is often recommended. Therapy and medication management are provided by WBI’s Outpatient Clinic. Psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide: Mental health evaluations, diagnosis and treatment.

Appointments are available for children, adolescents, and adults. Physician referrals are not required.