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:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of taste/sense of smell
  • Nausea-vomiting
  • 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 billing@codyregionalhealth.org.

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.codyregionalhealth.org or 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 demand increases.

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 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.

What's My Risk?

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.