Walk-in Health Check Laboratory Services Close Until Further Notice at CRH

Cody, Wyo.(October 14, 2020) – Cody Regional Health’s (CRH) Walk-in Outpatient Health Check Laboratory services are closed until further notice, due to a recent influx in COVID-19 testing demands and infection rates.

All Cody Regional Health patients with a doctor’s order will need to receive testing at CRH’s main West Park Hospital campus located at 707 Sheridan Avenue in Cody, Wyoming. Laboratory hours will still be Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Patients in need of walk-in laboratory testing will now need to arrive at the main entrance of West Park Hospital and be screened in order to enter. Labs will be drawn across from their main laboratory department in the chapel in order to meet staffing demands during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are doing our best to keep our services up and running for the communities benefit, but our team is experiencing a high volume of laboratory testing at the moment. With an increase in COVID-19 testing demands, we are not able to keep both lab sites running simultaneously. We hope that by moving our testing to one location we can better meet demands,” states CRH Laboratory Director, Jeanine Brus.

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 testing please call (307) 578-2000, visit www.codyregionalhealth.org or visit www.CDC.gov.

For assistance with this story, please contact Ashley Trudo at atrudo@codyregionalhealth.org 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.

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