For decades, skiers and ’boarders and visitors of all types at Teton Village who took ill or took a bad spill on the mountain have been able to go (or be taken) to the Clinic at Teton Village, operated by St. John’s Health in the Cody House, right next to the Bridger Gondola.
There, they could receive care for the most common kinds of ailments that befall travelers — like altitude sickness, dehydration, frostbite, flu or gastrointestinal distress — or, in the event of trauma on the slopes or elsewhere, an X-ray, stabilization of injuries and, when needed, transport to St. John’s Health in Jackson or another facility.
But you may have noticed: The clinic was available only for winter visitors because it was open exclusively during the winter season, from late November to the end of the ski season in early April.
Now the clinic can attend to summer visitors, too, including mountain bikers, paragliders, rock climbers, horseback riders and all the other kinds of adventurers the Village attracts. This year, for the first time, the clinic will be open from July 1 through Sept. 30 daily except for Mondays and Tuesdays. The clinic is also offering telehealth visits.
“We are opening this summer to better serve the needs of residents and visitors to Teton Village,” said Hilary Frenette, director of primary care.
“Visits to the clinic are billed as Urgent Care visits, which is more convenient to patients financially,” Frenette said. “
This medical haven of sorts at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort should prove to be a much-needed health or emergency “amenity” this summer for the many active visitors and denizens of Teton Village.