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.
Due to the high volume of cases and test requests, testing is only available to symptomatic individuals and individuals who have test orders.
Here is some information that might help in making decisions about seeking care or testing:
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)
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). Please do not go to a drive-thru site without receiving instructions from a provider to do so.
Drive-thru testing sites:
Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital, Parking Lot H | weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Belgrade Clinic + UrgentCare | every day, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Big Sky Medical Center | every day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Due to the high volume of cases and test requests, testing is only available for symptomatic individuals and individuals who have test orders.
If you are planning to travel, please research the COVID-19 guidelines of your destination. Most states do not require a test, but each state and country has its own COVID-19 guidelines and requirements change frequently.
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.