What we're doing to keep you safe

As cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) rise, we have implemented additional measures at our hospital and clinics to protect the health of everyone we serve.

  • We are actively monitoring updates and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state and local health departments.
  • We have procedures in place should a patient present with symptoms.
  • Travel screening protocols have been activated, and any individual who meets the criteria established by the CDC is placed in isolation and local health departments are notified to assist with further testing.
  • We are also carefully monitoring supply chain issues to ensure adequate personal protection equipment (PPE) and other supplies are available as demand increases.

Cody Regional Health Service Restrictions

The following services have been postponed

  • Health Check Lab Draws have been reopened as of May 6, 2020 at Cody Regional Health Cathcart location from 7:00am - 11:00am. Provider order labs are still be accepted.
  • All public events including lunch and learns and Buffalo Bistro access are no longer available at this time
  • Orthopeadics is reducing to essential appointments only. This includes fractures, post operation appointments for those patient who have just had surgery recently or are they are having issues, and traumatic injuries (i.e. – bicep tendon tear). Walk-ins are welcome and available for acute injuries.
  • Some elective procedures for Radiology and Cardiac Catheterization procedures are being authorized. Many critical diagnostic testing/procedures such as diagnostic mammogram, diagnostic colonoscopy, STEMI or hospital patients needing a heart catheterization are also available.
  • Cedar Mountain Center Rehabilitation services will be cancelled and Behavioral Health Professionals will work to develop telemedicine opportunities for patients. Counselors are equipped to help with anxiety reduction and stress management.
  • Pediatric clinic visits are reduced to only those well visits for newborns up to four months old. Parents are asked to call the Pediatric Clinic at 307-578-2890, in advance, as walk-in visits are discouraged.
  • Internal Medicine will be asked to only schedule necessary essential visits with patients and ask all other patients to reschedule appointments after April 1st. Appointments that should be rescheduled include annual physicals.
  • Women’s Health Services recommend rescheduling annual physicals and routine GYN visits. OB visits will be evaluated as necessary please call 307-578-2770.
  • To reduce traffic in the hospital environment those needing assistance with patient financial services or to pay bills please use the following methods:

The following CRH medical practices are reducing hours of operation as indicated below effective Monday, March 23. The reduction in hours allows our staff to be reallocated in other needed areas of the organization. With the reduced appointment demand we are able to restrict hours and serve where the providers and team are needed.

  • Internal Medicine
    • Monday through Thursday 8 am to 5 pm
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Monday through Friday 1 pm to 5 pm
    • Phone appointments only available 9 am to noon
  • Pediatrics
    • Monday through Friday 8 am to 1 pm
  • Cardiology
    • Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm
    • No outreach in Worland or Powell locations at this time.
  • Orthopaedics
    • Monday through Thursday 8 am to 5 pm
    • Fridays 8 am to 12 noon
    • Walk-in Orthopaedic Services available during operational hours
  • ENT/Allergy
    • No change in schedule. Allergy walk in service as usual

The Walk-in Clinic is reopened May 6, 2020 and seeing ALL patients from UTIs, to broken bones, to COVID testing. Antibody testing is not available.

Hospital visitor restrictions

All restrictions are put into place to protect the health and safety of our patients and personnel. These include the following:

  • Restricted Acute Inpatient: All inpatients will be allowed 1 care partner per day and name will be provided to staff upon admission. Visitation hours will be 08:00 am to 10:00 pm daily. End of life care consideration upon discussion with the care team.
  • Pediatric patients admitted to the Emergency Room or Inpatient Services will be allowed one legal caregiver to be with them at all times.
  • Maternity patients will be allowed one birth partner to remain with them for the entirety of their stay, and the care giver cannot be rotated. The newborn will not count as a pediatric patient that can receive their own caregiver.

Visitor restriction details differ by location depending on the needs specific to the site of care. Please rely on local information regarding restrictions and thank you for your cooperation with these restrictions.

Cody Regional Health is making every effort to keep our patients and staff safe. We would like to make sure that we are following the CDC recommendations for social distancing and decreasing size of groupings. We would encourage the practice of self-quarantining as long as the CDC recommends the practice.

Our Screening Process

COVID-19 Call Center

The call center can be called at 307-578-2000. All calls will ring directly to our Emergency Registration Line. If someone in the public is feeling ill and would like responses to questions or concerns they can reach out to our call center. Please wear a mask and self-isolate until speaking with a professional and being screened.

Viral Screening Unit

With the cooperative efforts of Cody Regional Health and Billings Clinic a Viral Screening Unit was created to help screen more patients. The Viral Screening Unit will help screen more patients in a streamlined way. With the help of Billings Clinic Providers, this will be staffed from 12:00pm till 4:00pm, seven days a week. If symptoms dictate, patients will first receive a 16 viral screening panel, to rule out common viral infections such as RSV and Influenza A and B. If deemed appropriate by the provider a COVID-19 screening may be sent for testing. Results of the viral panel, excluding COVID19 will be available within 24 hours. Patients may be notified of the results of a COVID-19 test by the CRH Infection Prevention Specialist, within the time frame set by the Wyoming Department Health.

CRH again advises everyone to practice the four ways to minimize the spread of COVID-19:

  1. If you’re experiencing any symptoms, isolate at home and contact the Emergency Department Screening line at 307-578-2000 or connect with your health care provider.
  2. Practice appropriate self-distancing, staying home when possible and maintaining a six-foot separation from others when in a group.
  3. Cover your cough and sneeze at all times.
  4. Practice appropriate hand washing for 20 seconds or more, at all times.

All of these actions are for the health and safety of patients, visitors and staff and a precautionary step.

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What Older Adults Need to Know

  • Mission

    To provide extraordinary healthcare to those we serve by people who care.

  • Vision

    The first choice for those who aspire to heal, be healed and lead healthier lives.

  • Key Values

    Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Innovation and Collaboration.