Cody, Wyo.(October 23, 2020) –
Cody Regional Health received word that Governor Mark Gordon has made free,
at-home COVID-19 testing available to Wyoming residents. Cody Regional
Health is optimistic about this helping ease the burden on their drive-thru
testing, respiratory clinic, and emergency room.
According to a Wyoming Media Press release, the saliva test is administered
by Vault Health and allows residents to get results at home without needing
to visit a healthcare provider. Wyoming has purchased 75,000 tests and
could obtain additional tests if needed. The program will supplement currently
available testing options that include private healthcare providers, hospitals,
and some pharmacies.
“This at-home, non-invasive testing option is another tool to help
Wyoming slow the spread of this virus,” Governor Gordon said. “It’s
one more way we can help protect our vulnerable populations, keep businesses
open, and make sure our hospital beds are available to those who need
To take advantage of the free testing, please visit https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid
and order a collection kit. The $150 testing fee is waived for all kits
shipped to a Wyoming address and all shipping is prepaid. The saliva is
collected during a supervised, online telehealth visit with a Vault test
supervisor, which requires an internet connection. Results are reported
within 48 hours of when your sample arrives at the lab.
“Cody Regional Health is hoping local communities take advantage
of this at-home option to help offset some of the burdens on healthcare
workers. We have been hit hard with the rise in COVID lately and believe
this at-home testing kit is a great option,” states CRH Chief Ambulatory
Officer, Andrea McKay.
Cody Regional Health would like to share the other COVID-19 testing sites
in Park County to help others be aware of where they can go for COVID testing:
- CRH Drive-Thru Testing: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday | 8:00 – 11:00
AM or when tests run out | Cody Rodeo Grounds 519 W. Yellowstone Ave.,
Cody, WY 82414
- CRH Walk-in Respiratory Clinic: Monday through Friday 11:00 AM to 3:00
PM | Saturday –Sunday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM | Call 578-2903 to set
up an appointment | 424 Yellowstone Ave., Cody, WY 82414
- Billings Clinic Cody: Monday through Thursday from 8:00 – 11:00 AM
call 527-7561 to set up an appointment | 201 Yellowstone Ave., Cody, WY 82414
- Powell Respiratory Clinic: Monday through Friday | 8:00 AM – 5:00
PM | Saturday – Sunday 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM | 777 Ave., H, Powell, WY 82435
Patients experiencing COVID-19 symptoms including shortness of breath,
chest pain, palpitations or other more serious symptoms should go to their
closest ER or call 9-1-1.
As COVID-19 cases rise statewide, Cody Regional Health continues to strongly
recommend the use of masks in public settings where it is not possible
or reasonable to stay physically apart and stress the importance of staying
home when ill.
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or call (307) 578-2512.
About Cody Regional Health
CRH is a national leading critical care access healthcare system serving
Northwest Wyoming. CRH employs and partners with over 100 providers offering
a wide variety of comprehensive services including a walk-in clinic, Orthopaedic
clinic, wound care, and cardiology. Adjacent to our hospital is a 94-bed
Long-Term Care Center and 16-bed chemical dependency center. CRH offers
an 8-bed hospice care house and a regional cancer center. CRH abides by
the Planetree philosophy as a model of health care. The Planetree model
strives to enhance patient comfort by personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying
the health care experience. More information can be found at www.codyregionalhealth.org.