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
Cody Regional Health Service Restrictions
The following services have been postponed
- Health Fair Lab Draws have been cancelled at all Cody Regional Health locations.
Provider order labs will 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 discouraged unless truly
emergent such as fractures or lacerations.
- All elective procedures for Radiology and Cardiac Catheterization procedures
will be cancelled. The exception is for critical diagnostic testing/procedures
such as diagnostic mammogram, diagnostic colonoscopy, STEMI or hospital
patients needing a heart catheterization.
- 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
- 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
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.
- 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
- Monday through Friday 8 am to 1 pm
- Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm
- No outreach in Worland or Powell locations at this time.
- Monday through Thursday 8 am to 5 pm
- Fridays 8 am to 12 noon
- Walk in Orthopaedic Services available during operational hours
- No change in schedule. Allergy walk in service as usual
There are no changes in the Walk In Clinic schedule. Operational hours as normal.
Temporary visitor restrictions
All restrictions are put into place to protect the health and safety of
our patients and personnel. These include the following:
- Temporarily suspending all visitation in the hospital at 6pm Wednesday
March 18, 2020. This will include all hospital spaces and the Emergency
- Pediatric patients admitted to the Emergency Room or Inpatient Services
will be allowed one legal caregiver with them for the entirety of their
stay and may not be rotated as this would increase the number of exposure
opportunities to staff and the caregiver.
- 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
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
CRH has developed a COVID-19 Call Center staffed with two Registered Nurses
between 7am-7pm, seven days a week and can be called at 307-578-2000.
All after hours 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.
Primary Care providers are being sent a list of their patients so they
can follow up with them. We encourage everyone to first call the COVID-19
Call Center before coming to the Viral Screening Unit.
Viral Screening Unit
With the cooperative efforts of Cody Regional Health and Billings Clinic
a Viral Screening Unit has been 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 8:00am till 3:30pm, 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
CRH again advises everyone to practice the four ways to minimize the spread
- 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.
- Practice appropriate self-distancing, staying home when possible and maintaining
a six-foot separation from others when in a group.
- Cover your cough and sneeze at all times.
- 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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