Cody, Wyo.(October 7, 2020) – Cody Regional Health’s COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing site
is relocating effectively tomorrow, October 8, 2020 and offering more
tests and more hours due to a recent influx in COVID-19 testing demands.
The new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site will relocate from Cody Regional
Health’s main West Park Hospital campus to the Cody Stampede Rodeo
grounds located at 519 W Yellowstone Ave, Cody, WY 82414.
Drive-Thru testing will now be offered weekly on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
from 8:00 to 11:00 AM. This testing is first come, first serve, and ends
when allotted tests are gone.
Depending on what type of test supplies are available (and supply availability
can change daily), test results may take up to 7 days to receive. Tests
cost $25 per person by check, debit, or credit card. No cash, please.
“We have seen an increased demand in the community with rising numbers
of exposures and increasing positive cases,” states Keith Ungrund,
CCO at Cody Regional Health.
“CRH recognizes the value and importance of having the ability to
access drive-thru testing as we are seeing some community members with
mild symptoms not sick enough for the Walk-in Clinic or Emergency Room.
Our staff recognizes the importance of this service and we would like
to continue as long as feasible and based on available resources. We thank
everyone for their patience as we do our best to navigate around this
national pandemic,” states Doug McMillan, CEO at Cody Regional Health.
Patients experiencing COVID-19 symptoms including shortness of breath,
chest pain, palpitations or other more serious symptoms should go to the
closest ER or call 9-1-1.
For further questions about COVID-19 drive through testing please call
(307) 578-2000, visit www.codyregionalhealth.org or www.CDC.gov.
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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 compressive 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.