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Cody Regional Health Emergency Department

Dial 911 Now If You Have an Emergency

For all of your emergency needs, Cody Regional Health’s emergency services staff is here to serve you and your family. Call 911 for emergencies, 307.578.2450 to reach the ambulance desk, and 307.578.2000 for the emergency room front desk.

The emergency department of Cody Regional Health in Cody, Wyo., is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care.

Our emergency department is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The highly skilled physicians and nurses are trained providers of:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Trauma Life Nursing Core Course

When should you visit the Emergency Department?

It can be confusing to decide when your medical condition warrants a trip to the emergency department. Here are a few examples you may experience before coming to the emergency department at Cody Regional Health:
  • Breathing Problems
  • Cancer Complaints
  • Change in Mental Status (such as confusion or difficulty waking or unusual behavior)
  • Chest or Upper Abdominal Pain or Pressure
  • Continuous Bleeding
  • Coughing Up or Vomiting Blood
  • Diabetic Complaints
  • Fainting
  • Heart Problems
  • Kidney Stones or Kidney Complaints
  • Obstetric Complaints
  • Neurological Complaints other than Migraines
  • Poisoning or Drug Overdose
  • Sudden Dizziness, weakness or change in vision
  • Severe Burns, cuts, punctures or bites
  • Severe or Persistent Vomiting
  • When in doubt, always come immediately to the emergency department.

As a designated area trauma center, our physicians are also trained in advanced trauma life support. We also coordinate life flight services with hospitals in Billings, Salt Lake City, and Denver to arrange emergency transfers for critical patients needing services beyond the capabilities of Cody Regional Health.

Ambulance Service

Cody Regional Health’s ambulance personnel respond to requests for emergency medical services (EMS) within the communities of Cody, Meeteetse, and Wapiti. In addition to the hospital district, these services also cover Sunlight, Crandall, Beartooth Plateau, and adjacent areas within Park County, covering an area of more than 4,550 square miles. In addition to 911 calls, EMS provides advanced or basic non-emergency transfers for patients requiring transport to other hospital facilities outside of the Cody Regional Health service area.

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What Our Patients Have to Say
  • "My wife (Gerie Helton) and I traveled to Cody for our anniversary trip to Yellowstone National Park. On September 23, 2018 which would have been the first day of our trip she dislocated her left hip ( which had been replaced in 2009 0r 2010) while putting on her socks ( of all things.) We were staying at the Sunrise Motor Inn which fortunately was a short ambulance ride to your emergency room. The experience we had beginning with the EMT's who responded to the ambulance call, to the emergency room, and the next day on the second floor of your fine hospital is what ..."

    - Terry
  • "ER department went to great lengths to make this "out of towner" feel comfortable. Dr. Polley and Nurse Sarah were very professional and had a great bedside manner. It was my worst asthma attack and I felt very confident that I was getting top notch care."

    - Kelly
  • "Had to bring my daughter for a shoulder injury, on July 4th. I was thoroughly impressed. The staff was absolutely great, very friendly and compassionate. They took great care of my daughter and explained the diagnosis and discharge orders with great detail. I only wish our ER back home could be this professional. I know this is a smaller town and more tight knit, but this hospital/ER could set an example for the rest of the country. Thanks to the staff, physician and PA for the excellent care."

    - Chris
  • "I was a walk in patient on 5/29/18. I had been sick for several days while on a month long motorhome trip. The reception staff was friendly and efficient. I was seen quickly by the PA on duty, Robert Lang. He listened to me, did an exam, diagnosed my illness as acute bronchitis, and prescribed the necessary medication. I was feeling better in just a few days which enabled me to enjoy the remainder of my trip. I was sick and a long way from home so I really appreciated the excellent and friendly care that I received."

    - Bill