COVID-19 INFORMATION

COVID-19 INFORMATION

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How do I get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

If you would like to receive the Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, please contact the Dawson County Health Department at (406) 377-5213. The Moderna vaccine is available at Albertson's in Glendive by calling (406) 365-3324 to schedule.

What if you think you have COVID-19?

  • Testing for COVID-19 is performed at GMC Urgent Care. COVID-19 symptoms include: Sore throat, chills, stuffy nose, fever, cough, aches, ear infection, headache, or GI symptoms.
  • If you have severe symptoms, please call 911 or the Emergency Department at (406) 345-3314 so they can prepare for your arrival.
  • COVID-19 or viral symptomatic patients need to call ahead at 406-345-3311 and make an appointment to be seen at Urgent Care. Urgent Care is open for COVID-19 or viral symptomatic patients Mon- Fri 12pm-5:30pm.
  • Urgent Care is open for regular services (non-viral symptoms) Mon-Fri, 10am-11:30am, Saturday, 10am-2pm. Individuals with NON-COVID-19 related illnesses and injuries do not need to call ahead.
  • To avoid spreading COVID-19, please do not show up at the Emergency Department, Gabert Clinic, or Urgent Care without calling in advance for instructions.
    Emergency Department (406) 345-3314
    Gabert Clinic (406) 345-8901
    Urgent Care (406) 345-3311

For all non-COVID-19 medical care needs:

  • Gabert Clinic is open with normal hours. Please call for an appointment at 406-345-8901. You may choose to see your provider in-person or via Telehealth. Some appointments do not qualify for Telehealth. Please visit with your insurance prior to making your appointment to ensure it covers Telehealth. If you are going to visit your provider in-person, please only use the Gabert Clinic entrance and limit the amount of people with you.
  • The Emergency Department is open 24/7 for emergency medical needs. If you suspect, or you are experiencing severe COVID-19 symptoms, please call ahead at 345-3314 or 911 so staff can prepare for your arrival.

What are the visitor restrictions?

Acute Care & Transitional Care:

***Visitation Restriction in effect 8/16/2021 until further notice*** All Acute Care visitors must call ahead for visitation. Please call 406-345-3306 and ask for the Acute Care Nurses Station. At this time, only 1 visitor per day is allowed in Transitional Care.
  • All visitors will be screened for symptoms upon arrival. You must be healthy and may not display any signs of sore throat, chills, stuffy nose, fever, cough, aches, headache, or GI symptoms.
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask at all times while visiting.
  • All visitors must complete hand hygiene before and after their visit.
  • All visitors should practice social distancing during their visit.
  • Children 5 and over are allowed to visit patients but must be able to adhere to the requirements listed above.
  • Labor & Delivery allows siblings of any age to visit but must be part of the immediate family unit and live in the same household as the patient.
  • No visitors allowed in-person for patients with COVID-19. Alternative visits include virtually, through windows, or in-person for compassionate care situations (with adherence to transmission-based precautions).

Extended Care & Eastern Montana Veteran’s Home:

***Visitation Restriction in effect 8/20/2021 until further notice*** All Extended Care visitors must call ahead for visitation. Please call 406-345-3320 to schedule a visitation.
  • Recommended visitation hours are between 11:00am – 7:00pm. Please contact the facility for visitation outside of these hours:
    • Extended Care, call 345-3320
    • Eastern Montana Veteran’s Home, call 345-8855
  • All visitors will be screened for symptoms and receive a visitor badge upon arrival. They must be healthy, with no signs of sore throat, chills, stuffy nose, fever, cough, aches, headache, or GI symptoms.
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask at all times while visiting.
  • All visitors must complete hand hygiene before and after their visit.
  • All visitors must socially distance from other residents and staff during their visit.
  • Up to two (2) visitors allowed at one time for outdoor visits and common areas. One (1) visitor allowed at one time in semi-private room; Two (2) visitors allowed at one time in private rooms. Touching is allowed if the resident is fully vaccinated.
  • Children 18 and under are allowed to visit but must be able to adhere to the requirements listed above and not roam the facility.

Why We Mask

Patients and visitors are required to wear a face mask while at Glendive Medical Center facilities. Here's why:

  • CDC recommends that masks be worn in health care settings, even for fully vaccinated people.
  • Health care is different. We are taking care of very sick, vulnerable patients and it's our duty to protect them.
  • We're not through the pandemic and COVID-19 is still in our community.
  • Community vaccination rates aren't high enough to relax masking standards here.
  • Masks and vaccines are proven to work to slow the spread of viruses like COVID-19 and are an easy way to protect our staff, guests, and patients.

Building Access

Upon arrival, all patients, visitors, and vendors will be asked to wear a mask, and follow social distancing and hand hygiene guidelines.

The main front entrance will be open from 7:00 am until 7:30 pm daily, Monday-Friday. In the event of a medical emergency, or outside these hours, patients will only use the Emergency Room entrance, which is open 24/7 to the public.

Urgent Care and Gabert Clinic entrances are open for regular services, Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm . If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms and need to be seen, please call 345-3311 for directions on entrance.

Only vendors and deliveries will be allowed through the loading dock doors.

Please refer here for additional information about COVID-19 from DPHHS.

Please refer here for up to date information on the Corona Virus (COVID-19) from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.