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 responders are prepared.
If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, please call your healthcare provider for medical advice and self-isolate. Refer to the CDC’s guidance if you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might be.
If you have mild symptoms:Self-isolate. Symptoms may include a combination of cough, body aches, fatigue, and chest tightness, with or without fever.
If you have more definite COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath): Self-isolate and seek medical advice by contacting your healthcare provider, Urgent Care, or visit a Viral Triage Clinic. Call ahead before seeking in-person care. Your provider may recommend you be tested for COVID-19 and will be able to instruct you on how to get a test.
Call your primary physician or Urgent Care:
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call ahead to your primary care provider, Urgent Care, or a Viral Triage Clinic.
Whether or not you are diagnosed with COVID-19, your treatment will be the same if hospitalization is not needed. Work with your health care provider to most effectively treat your symptoms and follow instructions provided to you for staying at home and isolated.
This video explains what contact tracing is and how it can mitigate further spread.
To understand how you will know if a close contact of yours tests positive for COVID-19, jump to minute 3:34.
We are happy to announce that beginning on July 29, 2020, the Gallatin City-County Health Department will be participating in a pilot launch of an innovative new tool called Sara Alert, to support our monitoring and reporting of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Sara Alert is a standards-based, open source tool that will allow us to efficiently monitor individuals at risk for COVID-19, enabling real-time insights and increased reporting capability to support containment of the virus. The tool allows individuals, who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or potentially exposed to the virus, to report daily symptoms through web, text, email, and robocall. We see this as a force multiplier and an opportunity to apply our time more efficiently to follow-up and coordinate care where most needed.
Access the Bozeman Health COVID-19 Hotline by (406)414-2619 or calling any Bozeman Health hospital or clinic phone number and asking for or selecting the COVID-19 Hotline option from the phone tree. Hotline hours are weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Drive-Thru COVID-19 Test Sites are for patients with an existing order from a provider. At Drive-Thru COVID-19 Test Sites, patients remain in their vehicles and an observed self-collected nasal swab will be administered for COVID-19.
There are currently three Drive-Thru Test Sites:
Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital (Lot H)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bozeman Health Belgrade Clinic + UrgentCare
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. | weekends 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Big Sky Medical Center
Hours: Every day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If an individual doesn’t have an order, they should contact their healthcare provider, visit a Viral Triage Clinic, or contact the COVID-19 Hotline to obtain an order before showing up at a test site. Individuals without an order will be directed to an appropriate care site to obtain one.