COVID-19 Testing

Online Contact Tracing

The Gallatin City-County Health Department has implemented a new way to help improve our contact tracing efforts. If you receive a positive COVID-19 test, either at a testing location or reported via a home test, you will receive a text message with a link to an online survey interview. These questions are the exact same as the interview done over the phone. This link will also provide isolation and quarantine guidance.  If we do not receive a response back from you, you will receive another text, 24 hours later, with a reminder to complete the survey.

Additional Onsite Testing Locations:

  • b2 UrgentCare Main Street, open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • b2 MicroCare, open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Belgrade Clinic UrgentCare (with face to face visit inside the building), open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Big Sky Medical Center – available every day between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. via appointment only . Call 406-995-6995 and follow the prompts for a provider order and to schedule your testing appointment. When you arrive for your testing appointment, park in the main front parking lot, call 406-995-6995 and our team will direct you accordingly.
Here is some information that might help in making decisions about seeking care or testing:
  • Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. Follow the self-isolation guidelines if you are sick.
  • There is no treatment specifically approved for this virus.
  • Testing results may be helpful to inform decisions about who you came in contact with before your symptoms presented and once you felt ill.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (including, but not limited to fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing), self-isolate and get tested.

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.

There are multiple testing sites available throughout the county. Please see the testing site locations and times above. You can also purchase a COVID-19 at-home test kits, be sure to report any positive cases.

You should tested if you are a close contact, even if you do not show symptoms or if you’ve been vaccinated.

Visit the CDC for up-to-date information on COVID-19 symptoms.

As always, please consult with your healthcare provider to determine the best option for you.

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.

If you have been identified as a close contact to a person with COVID-19, please follow our quarantine guidance. You may still be infected but it was too early for your test to be positive.

If you received an antibody test, a negative result means that the test did not detect antibodies to the COVID-19 virus and you may have never had COVID-19. The virus that causes COVID-19 is new and what we know about it changes rapidly. Visit the CDC for current and up to date information on COVID-19 antibody tests.

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