Glendive Medical Center Prepares for Coronavirus

Glendive Medical Center (GMC) has been diligently preparing in the event the Coronavirus is suspected in our community. As the Coronavirus gradually spreads to new areas, GMC is taking all preventative measures to prepare staff and the public in the event of an outbreak.

“Our staff has been working with the Montana Department of Health and Human Services to ensure we are prepared should the Coronavirus present in our community,” stated Director of Quality, MJ Marx. “At this time, if a person suspects they have the Coronavirus, we are asking they call ahead prior to coming in so we can prepare to triage them upon their arrival.”

Symptoms of Coronavirus include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Anyone who has traveled to areas where the sustained community transmission of COVID-19 has been identified, and has symptoms within two to fourteen days of exposure, could possibly carry the virus. At this time, tests for COVID-19 must be approved at the state level prior to administering them on patients.

Patients and visitors who have not been subjected to COVID-19, but have a respiratory illness including a cough, cold, and fever, are asked to refrain from visiting the clinic, hospital, extended care, and Eastern Montana Veteran’s Home at this time to protect staff and patients. If a patient or visitor must come to the facilities, a mask is required and is available at any registration or outpatient location. Masks are not necessary for patients and visitors who are well.

GMC will also be canceling the Easter Egg Hunt at Eastern Montana Veteran’s Home (EMVH) and Extended Care. Staff would like to thank everyone who donated candy to the event and at this time, the candy will be donated to local children’s activities and daycares in the community.

For relevant and accurate information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC’s website at