Covid-19 Resource Page
covid-19 Nurse hotline
Questions about respiratory symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) or what steps you should take next (make an appointment at Respiratory Illness Clinic, stay at home, go to ER)? Try our Covid-19 Nurse Hotline available Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 4:30 PM.
For emergencies and urgent questions after hours, please call the CFVH ER Department at 406-826-4875.
This resource is not meant for testing information. It has been created for people experiencing symptoms of covid that need nursing assistance. For the most current Sanders County testing information, please see below.
Respiratory illness Clinic
Due to the influx of patients with respiratory illness concerns and needs, we have established a Respiratory Illness Clinic at our Main Hospital Campus in Plains, MT.
Hours of Operation: 3 PM - 5 PM, Monday - Tuesday and Thursday - Friday
Respiratory Illness Clinic Appointments: (406) 826-4810
The Respiratory Illness Clinic will allow us to care for patients experiencing or concerned of respiratory related symptoms in a secluded area so we can continue to care for other patients as normal in our clinical and ER settings.
Respiratory Symptoms Include:
- Runny Nose
- Nasal Congestion
- Sore Throat
- Body Aches
If you are experiencing the above symptoms, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to be seen at our Respiratory Illness Clinic.
Directions to Clinic:
Turn onto Horizon Lane just East of the Main Hospital Entrance along Kruger Road. Follow signage to Respiratory Illness Clinic from that point to parking area outside of the clinic trailer and across from Plains Family Medicine.
Masks will be provided outside the clinic entrance and all patients are required to wear a mask prior to entry.
Please note: For the safety of our patients and others, the clinic is set up for Patients Only. No visitors will be allowed unless the patient is a minor or has mobility or cognitive issues. In this case, the patient may be accompanied by one adult support person who will be required to wear a mask also.
The Sanders County Health Department collects testing data for all Sanders County residents. It is important to note, that if a Sanders County resident gets testing done at another testing or healthcare facility not affiliated with CFVH, this is reported to the county and not to the hospital. The County also completes contact tracing and determines active and recovered cases, thus giving them a total picture of Covid activity in our communities.
The Montana.gov site above reports testing data on a daily basis. Please note that the state site normally takes 24 - 48 hours to update with current information provided by health departments across the state, so if you see a discrepancy in reporting, this is probably why.
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If you are sick
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, you should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.
CFVH is able to perform Covid-19 testing for patients, however patients cannot self-refer for this test and must have a provider assessment and lab order. Currently we do not have adequate testing supplies available to provide asymptomatic testing for travel and other screening purposes. If that situation changes, we will update this website and social media accordingly. We will bill any applicable insurance for benefits for the lab test and correlating office visit. Many insurances are waiving the out-of-pocket expense for the patient, however we recommend that you contact your insurance company directly to inquire about this. If patients have no insurance coverage, there is a government program we can bill for the office visit and lab test so that there is no cost to the patient. Other testing or treatment not directly related to Covid-19 would not be covered by this program.
CFVH has developed a Covid-19 Vaccination interest survey for those wanting to get a Covid-19 vaccine.
Phase 2 vaccination distribution began on April 1, 2021 and anyone 18 years of age, regardless of eligibility, has the option to get their Covid-19 vaccine.
The Moderna vaccine is currently the only Covid-19 vaccine being offered at CFVH.
CFVH is no longer requiring Sanders County residency to get the vaccine from our facility.
For those without internet access, please have them call Plains Family Medicine - (406) 826-4810 to schedule their vaccination appointment.
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers - CDC Recommendations
Covid-19 Testing - MT Department of Public Health and Human Services
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) - Information for Employees during COVID-19 pandemic