Women’s Health Care Fund

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Women’s Health Care Fund


The Women’s Health Care Fund provides support to qualifying women who are in need of preventative services and health care but cannot afford them. Thanks to our generous donors, the fund supports services such as screening mammograms, biopsies, travel costs to and from medical treatments, high risk maternity care, annual wellness appointments, and daily expenses.The goals and

The goals and objectives of the St. John’s Women’s Health Care Fund are to:

  • Offer qualifying women financial support for medical related needs.
  • Increase access to care for women who live or work in Teton County, Wyoming.
  • Connect applicants to available resources.

A committee of St. John’s Health representatives meets to review applications monthly and disburse funds at the end of each month. If you would like to apply for support please complete one of the applications below:

Application for Assistance (English). Please direct questions to Rosa Montano at St. John’s Health, at 307-739-7554 or RMontano@stjohns.health.
Solicitud de ayuda (Español). Dirija las preguntas a Rosa Montano en St. John’s Health al 307-739-7554 o RMontano@stjohns.health.

Prenatal Entry Program

In its first five years, the Prenatal Entry Program for Low Income Women (PEP) has achieved a seemingly impossible healthcare objective for an isolated rural community. Since its implementation in 2010, no low-income women in Teton County have given birth without prenatal care.

A collaboration between multiple care providers–from St. John’s to private OBs–and funding sources, PEP represents the most successful, yet unsung, preventative healthcare program offered by St. John’s Health. Despite being the wealthiest area in Wyoming, Teton County logs the largest percentage of uninsured residents. PEP transcends economic and cultural barriers by pairing proactive community outreach with comprehensive prenatal care.

The community health benefits of this achievement are manifold:

  • 100% of all pregnant women in Teton County receive prenatal care.
  • Comprehensive prenatal care decreases the risk of poor outcomes for both mother and baby, further lessening the burden on the Teton County healthcare system.
  • PEP improves the overall health of local families by providing a positive introductory experience with the Teton healthcare system.
  • PEP moms are more likely to return for future services such as contraception management and family planning.
  • PEP patients oftentimes recruit their relatives to seek out preventative rather than emergency medical care.

Thanks to the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole for their long-time support of the Prenatal Entry Program!

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