If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately. Please call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room. Emergency warning signs may include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, and bluish face or lips. Make sure to tell the dispatcher your symptoms so that responders are prepared.
You must have a provider’s order to be tested for COVID-19 at local testing sites. If you have not talked with a provider, please contact your primary care provider, an Urgent Care, Viral Triage Clinic, or the COVID-19 Hotline (406-414-2619).
If you must travel, we encourage you to TRAVEL SAFE, TRAVEL SMART. Please research the COVID-19 guidelines of your destination. Each state and country has its own COVID-19 guidelines and requirements change frequently.
Lot H at Deaconess Hospital is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays for travel, back to school, return to work and other non-symptomatic and non-exposed testing. Travel testing results provided at Lot H are typically resulted within 24 hours but is subject to change depending on demand. The cost is $150.00 and no order is required.
Travel testing is provided on a limited basis at b2 Urgent Care Main Street in Bozeman, Belgrade Clinic Urgent Care in Belgrade, and b2 MicroCare on Oak Street in Bozeman from noon to 7 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Travel testing costs at these locations is $230.00 and current turnaround is within 48 to 72 hours, depending on demand.
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (including, but not limited to: fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing), self-isolate and call your healthcare provider, Urgent Care, or Viral Triage Clinic. Once you have a test order, you can visit a testing location (see below). You should continue to self-isolate while awaiting your test results.
It can take several days to receive test results, and times will vary depending on which lab is processing your test. To access your test results, follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider or the testing site.
Seek medical attention immediately if you develop severe symptoms, such as:
Severe shortness of breath
Continuous pain or pressure in the chest
Persistent fever greater than 102°F
If at any time you feel like you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.
To get tested for COVID-19, you need to obtain a test order from a healthcare provider. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please call your primary care provider. If you do not have a primary care provider, you can call an Urgent Care or a Viral Triage Clinic.
Urgent Care locations:
b2 UrgentCare (1006 W Main St, Bozeman) | 406-414-2619 (COVID-19 Hotline)
If you receive a negative test result (from either a molecular test [i.e. PCR] or a rapid antigen test), this means that the test did not detect virus at the time that the test was taken. A negative result can also happen if the test was taken too early or the test missed your infection.
If you have been identified as a close contact to a person with COVID-19, you must continue to quarantine for the entire 10-day period. You may still be infected but it was too early for your test to be positive.