COVID-19 INFORMATION

COVID-19 INFORMATION

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How do I get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

A community vaccine clinic for first doses and boosters will be held on November 12th at Glendive Medical Center from 8am-4:30pm in the Carney Center. Call (406) 345-8901 to schedule your appointment. Please specify which vaccine you prefer for your first dose or if you would like a booster. The second clinic will be held on December 10th, same time and place for the second doses and boosters.

If you are unable to attend the clinics and 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. Please do not walk into the clinic or hospital if you have these symptoms, even if you have a routine visit. Reschedule with your provider, or if you want to be seen for these symptoms, please call Urgent Care at (406) 345-3311 for an appointment.
  • If you have severe symptoms, please call 911 or the Emergency Department at (406) 345-3314 so they can prepare for your arrival.
  • Urgent Care is open for COVID-19 or viral symptomatic patients only at this time.
  • COVID-19 or viral symptomatic patients need to call ahead at 406-345-3311 and make an appointment to be seen at Urgent Care. Hours of Operation: M-F, 10am-6pm, Sat. 10am-2pm
  • Individuals with NON-COVID-19 related illnesses and injuries will need to contact Gabert Clinic for an appointment at 406-345-8901. Clinic Hours: M-F, 8am-5pm.

    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.

      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 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.
      • One healthy visitor per patient per day in Acute Care, Transitional Care, and Behavioral Health.
      • Labor & Delivery - only one healthy visitor per patient per day. No sibling visits at this time.
      • 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, a holiday, or outside these hours, patients will only use the Emergency Room entrance, which is open 24/7 to the public.

      Gabert Clinic entrance is open for regular services, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you are experiencing viral or Covid-19 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.