COVID-19 INFORMATION

COVID-19 INFORMATION

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**If you are experiencing mild symptoms, please stay home.**

If you have questions about your health and COVID-19, we have a Health Information Line available from 6am-9pm, 7 days a week, for non-emergency calls at (406) 345-8811.

What if you think you have a respiratory illness?

  • If you are sick and have mild symptoms, stay home and self-isolate as much as possible.
  • If you are sick enough that you would normally go to the doctor, call ahead to 406-345-8811 for instructions.
  • Urgent Care is open for regular services M-F, 10am-3pm, Saturday, 10am-2pm. Urgent Care is open for respiratory symptoms only, M-F 3:30pm-6pm. Please call 345-8811 for an appointment.
  • If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
  • To avoid spreading respiratory illnesses, please do not show up at the Emergency Department, Gabert Clinic, or Urgent Care without calling in advance for instructions.

What if you need healthcare today?

If you believe you have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough and/or shortness of breath), please call (406) 345-3306 for instructions.

For all non-respiratory medical care needs:

  • Gabert Clinic is open with normal hours and is for non-respiratory illnesses or injuries only. 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. No walk-ins allowed.
  • The Emergency Department is open 24/7 for emergency medical needs. If you are experiencing severe respiratory symptoms, please call ahead at 345-3314 or 911 so staff can prepare for your arrival.

What are the visitor restrictions?

Hospital
No visitors allowed, unless:

  • You are the support person for an obstetric patient in labor. (Only 1 person allowed)
  • You are a designated driver for a surgery patient. (Only 1 person allowed)
  • The patient is a minor. (2 parents/guardians allowed)
  • The patient is physically unable to come alone. (Only 1 person allowed)
  • You are an immediate family member of a patient that is in critical condition or end-of-life. (Only 2 people)
  • No visitors 18 or younger allowed. No visitors for COVID-19 patients allowed.

Any visitor that fits one of the above criteria must be healthy and may not display any signs of sore throat, chills, stuffy nose, fever, cough, aches, headache.

*All visitors will be screened for symptoms.

Please see a staff member for a Symptom Questionnaire prior to visiting patient.

Extended Care, The Heritage, Eastern Montana Veteran’s Home
Only Emergency Visitation Allowed.

  • Extended Care, call 345-3320
  • The Heritage, call 377-7700
  • Eastern Montana Veteran’s Home, call 345-8855

Other Restrictions
These areas are closed to the public:

  • Administration (call 345-3302 for assistance)
  • Billing Department (call 345-3350 for assistance)
  • Health Information Management (call 345-3390 for assistance)
  • Gift Shop
  • Cafe GMC
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation (Phase 1 closed; Phase 2 open with symptom screening – call 345-3309 for more info)

What if you have an outpatient appointment scheduled?

  • If you are experiencing any respiratory symptoms or fever, do not come to the clinic, call ahead for instructions.
  • Some departments are rescheduling annual or non-essential appointments and procedures for patients who are at risk if exposed to respiratory illness. This includes:
    • People who are over the age of 65.
    • Patients who are immunocompromised because of illness or disease.
    • You will be contacted if your appointment is rescheduled.
  • Although we are doing everything possible to limit our patients’ exposure to respiratory illness, please practice social distancing when in common areas.
  • We are committed to continuing as many services as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be in contact if there are changes to appointments.

Face Mask Recommendations

CDC recommends that people wear a cloth face covering to cover their nose and mouth in the community setting.

This is an additional public health measure people should take to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in addition to (not instead of) social distancing, frequent hand cleaning and other everyday preventive actions.

Cloth face coverings should NOT be put on babies or children younger than 2 because of the danger of suffocation.

Building Access

Glendive Medical Center (GMC) will be on lockdown with two access doors available for patients and staff to enter the facility. Upon arrival to the main front entrance and Gabert Clinic parking lot entrance, all patients and staff will be screened for symptoms and temperature, will be asked to wear a mask, and follow social distancing and hand hygiene guidelines.

The main front entrance will be open and staffed for screening from 5:30 am until 7:30 pm daily, seven days a week. 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.

The Gabert Clinic entrance will be open and staffed for screening from 7:30 am until 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Urgent Care entrance is locked. Please ring the doorbell to enter for your appointment. Urgent Care is open for regular services, Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm . If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms and need to be seen, please call 345-8811 to schedule an appointment. Respiratory symptom patients will be seen in Urgent Care Monday through Friday, 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

Only vendors and deliveries will be allowed through the loading dock doors. The cafeteria is closed to the public.

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.

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