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Northern Montana Health Care gives update on services during COVID

 

April 24, 2020

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Following Gov. Steve Bullock’s announcement Wednesday of a phased loosing of restrictions put in place to slow the spread of novel coronavirus 2019, Northern Montana Health Care released the following update of its services this weekend and under Phase One of the state reopening:

• Our Flu Clinic will be open this weekend, Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, from noon to 4 p.m.

• Please call 262-1570 to make an appointment.

• Drive-ups are welcome — but appointments are appreciated.

• If you are needing assistance with Flu-like symptoms outside of the Flu Clinic Hours you may still call 262-1570 and the call will roll over to our Emergency Department.

• Starting May 4, the Flu Clinic hours will be 9 am to 5 pm.

• We will be opening our Surgical Day Care unit to limited procedures starting on Monday, April 27.

• All entry into NMH will continue to take place through our 2nd Floor Emergency Department Doors.

• There will be two lines formed.

• Emergency Department Patients

• Out-Patient Procedures

• Only two people will be allowed in the vestibule at one time. Please observe Social Distancing while waiting. Lines have been painted for your convenience.

• If you are arriving for an appointment, please arrive only 10-15 minutes prior. This is to help patients and visitors avoid as much contact with others as possible, while also ensuring adequate time to go through the entry process.

• Everyone entering the building will be screened.

• Temperature taken

• Travel history

• Symptoms

• All patients and visitors will need to wear a mask. The public is encouraged to bring their own mask if they have one; or they will be given a mask if they don’t already have one. The mask will need to be worn at all times while inside the building.

• Patients may bring one adult support person into NMH with them when needed.

• Support person will also be screened and required to wear a mask.

• Support person will be asked to not leave the immediate area while the patient is receiving services.

• For scheduled appointments at the Northern Montana Family Medical Center and the Northern Montana Specialty Medical Center these are the updates:

• Only two people will be allowed in the vestibule at one time. Please observe Social Distancing while waiting.

• If you are arriving for an appointment, please arrive only 5-10 minutes prior. This is to help patients and visitors avoid as much contact with others as possible, while also ensuring adequate time to go through the entry process.

• Everyone entering the building will be screened.

• Temperature taken

• Travel history

• Symptoms

• All patients and visitors will need to wear a mask. The public is encouraged to bring their own mask if they have one; or they will be given a mask if they don’t already have one. The mask will need to be worn at all times while inside the building.

• Patients may bring one adult support person into the clinics with them when needed.

• Support person will also be screened and required to wear a mask.

• Support person will be asked to not leave the immediate area while the patient is receiving services.

 

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