Welcome To Citizens Medical Center, Inc

Admission Hours Effective Immediately:

Effective immediately: CMC 3rd Admissions window will start closing at 5pm. The hours for Registration will now be 7am - 5pm Mon thru Fri. The 3rd window will only be open late when we have a Specialty Doctor here later than 5pm.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

eEmergency Now Available at Citizens Medical Center!

We are proud to announce that Avera eEmergency services are now available here in Colby, KS!
Citizens Medical Center provides emergency services to thousands of patients in the community each year. Open 24/7, the ER is equipped to handle patients that comes through the door. However, access to a second set of eyes and ears can be beneficial in critical cases.  The new eEmergency service will provide that extra support to Citizens Medical Center’s clinicians when needed. With a touch of a button, the staff at Citizens Medical Center will have immediate, virtual access to a team of physicians and nurses who specialize in emergency medicine.    
eEmergency enhances care by providing:   
• Access to board-certified emergency physicians 24 hours a day
• Connects rural communities to highly trained specialists
• Activation of emergency transport teams as early as possible
• Additional support during multiple emergencies
• Fewer transfers so patients can stay close to home
• Collaborative approach allows local caregivers to focus exclusively on patient care


As we enter into flu season, be sure to protect yourself and get the flue shot! 

Visitation Restrictions Advised

Due to high volumes of influenza in our community, Citizens Medical Center has advised visitor restrictions.  We are currently advising children from entering our facility unless they are here as the patient.  At Citizens Medical Center, the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors and staff is our highest priority. While we realize these temporary steps may result in some inconvenience to family members and other visitors, we appreciate your understanding and support.

The steps put in place include the following:

  • It is suggested that children 12 years and younger do not visit the hospital unless they are there for medical care.
  • It is recommended that children not accompany individuals coming to the hospital for test/procedures (i.e., Lab, Radiology, Specialty Clinic).
  • Pregnant women, persons with compromised immune systems or pulmonary complications should visit only if absolutely necessary, and then with extreme caution.
  • If you have the flu or flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, runny nose, or headache and body aches), please stay home and seek medical attention if emergent conditions or concerns develop.
  • Additional restrictions may be in place in the patient area you are visiting.
  • With regard to the Labor and Delivery Unit, we will only allow siblings to visit that are not showing signs of illness. No other children should be in the Unit. Children must stay in the mother’s room at all times.

These guidelines are instituted for the protection of others as well as the population being restricted, and will remain in effect until further notice.


Enhancing the lives of those we serve.


CMCI is the people’s choice as a provider of care, place to work and partner for regional growth. Our financial health supports keeping pace with an ever changing healthcare environment.  Our reputation of quality and caring continuously strengthens our relationships with the communities we serve.  Every choice made and action taken during the life of this vision helps achieve our mission.


Now Offering 24/7 Emergency Surgical Care:

CMCI now provides surgery coverage with surgeons present 24/7! One of our surgeons is always available when the need arises to provide quality, compassionate care. This commitment to your care is part of what makes CMCI the regions premium healthcare provider. 


2012 Thomas County Community Health Needs Assessment Report

2015 Thomas County Community Health Needs Assessment Report

Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Plan 2012-2015