At the Cedar Mountain Center of West Park Hospital, we have adopted a philosophy of care called Planetree. Planetree encompasses a type of healing environment that focuses on treating the whole patient. We believe that when it comes to a person’s health, there are many aspects of healing. In treating the patient as a whole – not just treating the disease or illness – we can truly focus on healing.
We truly believe that all individuals are worthy and capable of constructing and enjoying a productive and rewarding life; thus our approach to all patients as individuals with their own strengths, needs and desires is highly valued. We encourage and promote an atmosphere of open, honest communication and sharing. We believe that our foundation for this process is (and must always be) based upon respect, truth and empathy. Recovery is a painful and difficult process, but we hold firmly to the conviction that it can become a rewarding and fulfilling accomplishment, thereby unlocking hidden or unknown potential for growth and peace.
Cedar Mountain Center has an eighteen-bed facility dedicated to resolving the complex and sometimes overwhelming issues related to alcohol/drug addiction.
In addition to our inpatient treatment we offer a broad range of outpatient services to our region and community for addiction and mental health. Cedar Mountain Center is committed to addiction recovery through a treatment program addressing the:
Mind... Recover your mind through medically managed detox services, individual and group counseling sessions, education groups, nature therapy, and the camaraderie of an intergenerational group that becomes your treatment family where you will settle into a substance free lifestyle surrounded by individuals facing the same challenges and tended by caring staff.
Body. .. Recover your body fitness while you heal from the presence of chemicals through recreational activities into the beautiful Cody County, exercising at a state-of-the-art fitness facility, and eating regular nutritious meals.
Spirit. .. Recover your spirit through connecting with other individuals facing the same challenges, 12 step group participation, nature therapy, and being in an environment conducive to developing serenity and spirituality. Many of our patients discover the family they are lacking as they connect with their treatment peers in a healing environment.
If you or someone you love could benefit from joining us in recovery, please do not hesitate to call us at:
1-800-775-6016 or 307-578-2421
What Makes Us Unique
One on One Care: Since our inpatient unit has only 18 beds there is small patient to staff ratio, which allows for one-on-one care. Our association and proximity to WPH gives us access to state of the art medical treatment. Having psychiatrists on staff allows us to treat co-occurring disorders simultaneously while treating addiction. Our beautiful geographical setting and field trips to the local area help expand the treatment experience beyond the residential setting.
Nature Therapy: Our patients have weekly field trips to scenic locations in our local area, which are often the highlight of the week. (Weather permitting) MORE INFO >
Recreational Center: At least 3 times weekly our patients are transported to the Paul Stock Aquatic and Recreation Center. MORE INFO >
Senior Services: Our family-like setting provides a comfortable treatment climate for seniors dealing with substance issues. As with all our patients, seniors have access to medical treatment for co-occurring psychiatric disorders and medical treatment at WPH located next door.
Co-occurring disorders: We have the capability to use an integrated approach to treating patients that have a psychiatric illness and a co-existing substance use issue.
Because Cody is the gateway community to access the East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, there are many motels, restaurants and businesses catering to the tourist industry. Many recreational opportunities abound such as:
More information about our Area, Cody Chamber of Commerce >
- Paul Stock Aquatic Center
- Buffalo Bill Historical Center
- Rock Climbing
- River Rafting
- Horseback Riding
- Cross Country Skiing
Tourists travel from all over the world to take in Cody's spectacular scenery, view abundant wildlife, see the world class Buffalo Bill Museum, and visit Yellowstone Park. Following are some of the nature trips our patients may experience when receiving treatment at Cedar Mountain Center:
A scenic drive through the beautiful Wapiti (Elk) Valley surrounded by the volcanically created Absaroka Mountains to the east entrance of Yellowstone Park. Pass through the tunnels between Cedar and Rattlesnake Mountains and past the Buffalo Bill Reservoir and enjoy abundant wildlife such as grizzly bear, black bear, elk, mule and whitetail deer, buffalo, bighorn sheep, eagles, and peregrine falcons living in the valley. At certain times of the year spot moose grazing at the Northfork Shoshone River's edge. Stop at one of the National Forest Campgrounds and soak in the scenery and turn around at the east gate to Yellowstone just past Buffalo Bill's hunting lodge, Pahaska Tepee.
A visit to the Buffalo Bill Dam visitor center situated 295 feel about the Yellowstone river provides insight into how this dam transformed the arid high plains of the Big Horn Basin into one of Wyoming's most fertile farms regions. An awe-inspiring view from the dam into the the Shoshone River Canyon.
A scenic drive through majestic Southfork Valley, bordered by the snow-capped Carter Mountains and Wapiti Ridge, stopping along the way to marvel in the beauty. The road follows Buffalo Bill Reservoir for a while then runs along the Southfork of the Shoshone River through pasture land where elk herds and deer frequent. Big horn sheep winter in this area and eagles hover above. The road dead ends in mountains 45 miles up the valley in the Shoshone National forest.
Traveling back in time through a visit to a world-class historical center with 5 different museums. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody has been referred to as the "Smithsonian of the West." Located next door to Cedar Mountain Center, our patients often have the opportunity to tour the museums and see why visitors come from all over the world to learn about Buffalo Bill Cody, the most famous American of the early 1900s, see paintings, drawings, and sculptures in the Whitney Gallery of Western Art, learn how the Plains Indians lived, view the most comprehensive collection of American firearms in the world, and experience the natural history of the area in the Draper Museum of Natural History. More info: www.bbhc.org
No trip to the big Horn Basin would be complete without a trip to the Big Horn Canyon National Recreation Area Visitor Center. The trip often includes a stop at the visitor center and a drive through the Pryor Mountains where wild mustangs can often be seen from the road. These mustangs are descended from the Colonial Spanish American herds and have been living in this rugged mountain area for nearly 200 years. Other wildlife to see are big horn sheep, deer, coyotes, birds, and an occasional bear or mountain lion. More info: http://bighorncanyon.areaparks.com
A scenic drive through the Clarks Fork Canyon culminating in an educational visit to the Clarks Fork Fish Hatchery where trout eggs are harvested and grown into the trout that will be placed in Wyoming rivers and streams. The Clarks Fork River is the only river in Wyoming designated as a Wild and Scenic River. It is home to world class fishing, kayaking, and spectacular scenery.
An occasional afternoon stroll at nearby Beck Lake or on the Paul Stock Nature Trail by the Shoshone River offers a break from the treatment schedule.
A visit to the Heart Mountain Relocation Camp used as a Japanese interment camp during World War II. See the Heart Mountain Webcam >
West Park Hospital
Cedar Mountain Center is a licensed treatment center/department of West Park Hospital in Cody, Wyoming. More info about West Park Hospital
What to Bring
Patients should bring the following items:
Medications: Patients should come with a 30-day supply of any medications they are currently taking. Any medications that the facility provides will be billed to the patient's contracted medical service provider or to the patient. Arrangements can be made with the facility to have a patient's medications sent in from outside the facility in order to minimize the cost to the payer of patient.
Personal Toiletries: Please note: Personal toiletries with any form of alcohol will be locked up and only given out at certain times. Please check the list of ingredients on the back of the bottle. Also, no aerosols are allowed (hair spray, spray deodorant, and so forth). Patients should provide any needed items such as shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, hairbrush or comb, shaving items, and feminine hygiene products.
Money for Laundry: Cedar Mountain Center provides soap to wash with and to launder the provided towels and bedding, but patients are responsible for washing their own clothes in the Cedar Mountain Center's washers and dryers. Change from bills to quarters is available.
Spending Money: Patients should bring everything they will need for the duration of their stay. Just in case, patients should bring a minimum of $25 for essentials that need to be replaced, stamps, etc.
Patients may make personal long distance calls on Saturday or at other times as permitted by the counselors.
Patients should provide the following records/ information:
Psychiatry: Any testing previously completed, including a Bio/Psych/Social history, previous Chemical Dependency Evaluations, and treatments histories from any other facilities the patient may have attended. Include any information on treatment by a psychiatrist, psychologist, or counselor for individual, group, or marital counseling.
Please do not bring any tobacco or tobacco products!
CMC is a tobacco-free facility.