Glendive Medical Center Announces Changes to Services and Visitation

Glendive Medical Center (GMC) announced several changes to services and visitation today due to the decrease in positive Covid cases in Dawson County. These changes affect Urgent Care services, classes, and visitation to Acute Care, Transitional Care, Labor & Delivery, and Surgery.

Due to the low positive cases of COVID-19, GMC has announced Urgent Care will be returning to full-time regular patient care services beginning Thursday, March 17th. No appointment is necessary, and walk-ins are welcome. If you suspect you have Covid, please call ahead at 406-345-3311. Urgent Care hours remain the same as before, Monday through Friday, 10am-6pm and Saturday, 10am-2pm. For a complete list of Urgent Care treatment services, please visit

Beginning immediately, Acute Care will allow two healthy visitors at a time. Visitors must screen at the screening station upon entering Acute Care and have no signs of sore throat, chills, stuffy nose, fever, cough, body aches, headache, or GI symptoms. Transitional Care will also allow two healthy visitors at a time. Visitors may be children if they are able to comply with masking and basic infection control measures. Labor & Delivery will allow two healthy adults and siblings who are members of the immediate household. If the siblings are younger and from the immediate family, they do not have to mask. Patients with Covid-19 may now have one designated visitor for the duration of their hospitalization. Routine visits are limited to one visit for up to two hours per day. For end-of-life or critical care situations, visitation will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Pediatric patients with Covid 19 may have one adult caretaker in the room. Surgery allows one healthy adult to accompany a patient.

GMC also announced that GMC Baby Bistro, a free class for parents with infants aged newborn to 12 months, will be resuming as well. The first date is to be determined and will be announced on their Facebook page.

“It is nice to be able to announce that services are resuming back to normal and visitation is increasing,” stated MJ Marx, Director of Quality, “We appreciate everyone’s understanding the past two years as we have responded to fluctuations in our infection rates.” Visitors are still required to wear masks in all GMC facilities, to perform hand hygiene before and after visits, and practice social distancing whenever possible to ensure the safety of patients.