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Cody Regional Health Emergency Department

Dial 911 Now If You Have an Emergency

The emergency department of Cody Regional Health in Cody, Wyoming, provides excellence in patient care. Our emergency department is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our 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 You Should Visit the Emergency Department

You might not be sure whether your medical condition warrants a trip to the emergency department or dialing 911 for the ambulance.

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 assistance 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.

Park County Emergency Medical Services: Paramedics in Big Horn Basin

Cody Regional Health Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is the only full-time staffed paramedic-level EMS service in the Big Horn Basin Region, covering over 4,500 square miles. Our EMS department is staffed by a mix of full-time and per-diem Paramedics, Intermediates, Advanced EMTs, and EMT Basics. These healthcare professionals provide high-quality, evidence-based, compassionate care to every patient they see.

Services EMS provides:

  • A fleet of six ambulances, one of which resides in Meeteetse, Wyoming, to provide prompt medical care for Meeteetse residents.
  • A Wilderness Response Team - operates a specially equipped Chevy Suburban and Polaris UTV for special response calls in accompaniment with Park County Search and Rescue.
  • An emergency response truck allows for swift response for on-call staff.
  • An Emergency Response Bike Team is available for special events.

For all your emergency medical needs, Cody Regional Health’s emergency services staff is here to serve you and your family. Call 911 for life-and-limb-threatening emergencies, or 307.527.7501 to reach the ambulance desk, and 307.527.7501 for the emergency room front desk.

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What Our Patients Have to Say
  • "My experience at Cody was very, very good. It was excellent. The staff was great, and I was treated really well. It's a great place to be if you have to be in the hospital."

    - Critical Care Patient
  • "The doctors and nurses in the OB department were amazing. I really appreciated all of their hard work to make sure that I had a great birth experience at Cody Regional Hospital."

    - Women’s Health Patient
  • "Very knowledgeable and caring staff and I got very consistently good care while I was there."

    - ACU/CCU Patient