RESPIRATORY CLINIC UPDATE: UPDATED 10/13/20
When you arrive for a respiratory clinic appointment, we ask that you pull
around the Cathcart Health Center and park on the west side and call (307)
578-2903 to let the clinic know you have arrived. Registration information
will be obtained by phone allowing you to wait comfortably in your car
until the treatment room is ready.
To best serve the community, we are seeing respiratory/viral patients Monday
through Friday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and on Saturday and Sunday from
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
If you have any of the symptoms listed below, we ask that you please call
into the clinic to schedule an appointment to be seen at (307) 578-2903.
Respiratory Clinic Symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of taste/sense of smell
- Sore throat
* The Respiratory Clinic will not be offering asymotomatic testing for
those without symptoms at this site.
Please be prepared to provide demographic information, your driver’s
license and insurance information. You will email a picture of both documents
(front and back) to
Test results will be communicated to patients via a follow-up telephone
call when results are available. Thank you for your patience during this time.
COVID-19 DRIVE THROUGH TESTING UPDATE: UPDATED 10/13/20
Cody Regional Health’s Drive Through COVID-19 Testing is currently
open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday starting at 8:00 AM at the Cody Stampede
Rodeo Grounds. Please note, this testing is first come, first serve, and
ends when our allotted tests are gone.
Depending on what type of test supplies are available (and supply availability
can change daily), your test results may take up to 7 days to receive.
Please know we are doing everything possible to secure testing supplies
and provide our communities with as many tests as we can.
For further questions about COVID-19 drive through testing please call
(307) 578-2000, visit
www.CDC.gov. Thank you for your patience during this difficult time, and please remember
to practice physical distancing during this pandemic.
ACCESS AND VISITATION: UPDATED 8/19/20
All-access to the hospital for patients and staff will be through the Main
Entrance/ED Entrance. As a patient or staff member enter the Main Entrance,
also known as our ED entrance, they will be screened and provided a mask
if they do not have one. Every person entering CRH buildings must wear
masks throughout their day or testing. Employees will wear a mask into
the hospital and in all common areas.
All inpatients will be allowed one patient care partner and their name will be provided to our staff upon admission. Visitation
hours are from 08:00 am to 10:00 pm daily. In the event, it is determined
necessary for patient care, the patient's care partner can be called
in outside the visitation hours. Care Partners will be encouraged to bring
their own mask.
Outpatient limitations are still in effect with the exception of:
- Pediatric patients will be allowed to have one parent/guardian during their visit
- Patients that are not able to speak for themselves will be allowed to have
a care partner that has the legal or temporary capacity to speak on their behalf
- Patients that require care partners assistance in their direct care for
their outpatient visit
WOMEN'S HEALTH & NURSERY: UPDATED 8/19/20
There are circulating concerns in the community, internet, and across the
nation that a baby will be removed from a mother after birth when the
mom has a COVID-19 infection or tests positive on admission. This is not
true at Cody Regional Health.
The ideal setting for care of a healthy, term newborn while in the hospital
is in the mother’s room, commonly called “rooming-in.”
Current evidence suggests the risk of a neonate acquiring COVID-19 from
its mother is low, so we are prepared to help you and your baby bond and
be cared for at the same time in the same room.
The risk of transmitting COVID-19 to a baby is not zero. The baby may come
into contact with infectious respiratory secretions from the mother, including
just before she may show symptoms. Wearing a mask, washing your hands
thoroughly, and distancing 6 feet when possible is important.
That being said, some mothers may feel uncomfortable with this potential
risk, and we want to recognize and support their choice to have their
baby cared for in a separate location if she is suspected or confirmed
of having COVID-19 and chooses this option.
It is really easy to have a conversation with your nurses and doctors about
your choice upon admission to the Women’s Health and Nursery unit
at Cody Regional Health. We’re ready to care for you!
For more information, please see the CDC website
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/caring-for-newborns.html#:~:text=Both%20symptomatic%20and%20asymptomatic%20neonates,at%2048%20hours%20of%20age. to learn more about their position on this topic.
Exceptions may be made based on patient acuity and care partner needs.
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 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 Monday through Friday 12:00
to 4:00 PM. 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.
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.
What's My Risk?
What Older Adults Need to Know