Vaccination, Testing and Health Concerns Information and Links

Missoula County incident response

For the specific information on the current COVID-19 situation in Missoula County, go to missoulainfo.com. If you don't find the information you need there, call 406-258-INFO from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Masks now strongly recommended

Missoula County has met its intermediate vaccination goal of 60% of eligible residents receiving at least one dose, and our case incidence rate per 100,000 remains below 25. The health board in April directed the health officer to rescind the mandate and issue recommendations upon meeting this goal.  Those recommendations are issued in this document and are effective immediately as of May 10, 2021. 

Though the Missoula City-County Health Department relaxed the mask requirement to a recommendation, many entities in Missoula County still require masks. These include but are not necessarily limited to:
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Many schools and childcare facilities
  • University of Montana
  • Missoula International Airport
  • Mountain Line
  • Federal buildings
  • Some local government offices, particularly those with high public use
  • Private businesses and other entities that choose to require masks
Community members are encouraged to bring a mask with them in case a building they plan to enter still requires one. Places with mask requirements are welcome to print and post this flier. 

 

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Testing and screening resources

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 such as coughing, fever, difficulty breathing, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, chills or new loss of taste or smell, contact one of the focused testing and screening centers below.

Providers at these locations screen for symptoms and rule out other respiratory ailments, and will test at their discretion. Providers follow all appropriate CDC, state and local guidelines. Some providers may also offer asymptomatic testing with varying criteria. Patients should follow instructions from providers regardless of whether a test was done result outcomes, as this does not change the patient’s course of treatment.

WATCH: Dr. Rob Stenger, physician member of the Board of Health, on the continued importance of testing

Testing sites

Symptomatic testing
  • Missoula Public Health Testing Center
    Flynn Lane Testing Center
    4025 Flynn Lane
    *All tests are FREE and by APPOINTMENT ONLY.*
    Call 406-258-INFO (4636) and select option 2 to speak to a scheduler.
    Next-day and same-day testing is available 7 days / week by appointment.

  • Missoula Public Health Mobile Testing Centers
    *All tests are FREE and same-day drive-up testing is available*
    Call 406-258-INFO (4636) and select option 2 to schedule an appointment OR drive up to an open mobile clinic for same-day testing.
    Next-day and same-day testing is available:

    -Tuesdays:
    Clinton Fire Station
    12300 Hwy 10 E.
    Seeley Lake - The Foundation Building
    3150 MT Hwy 83 N

    -​Thursdays:
    Frenchtown Fire Station
    16863 Marion Street
    Lolo Community Center
    12345 US-93

  • Community First Care
    2230 N. Reserve St., Suite 402 - 406-721-0533
    323 E. Front St. - 406-493-3120
    2307 Brooks St. - 406-493-3110
    For appointments go to www.communityfirstcare.com or call the location of your choice.
    Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

  • Providence Grant Creek Walk-In Clinic
    3075 N. Reserve St., Suite Q
    Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
    Patients experiencing symptoms should call in advance: 406-327-1750.

  • Providence Clinics
    Call your primary care clinic for symptom evaluation. After hours/weekends, call the main clinic number or 1-855-PMG-TEAM (1-855-764-8326) for nurse on call.

  • Cost Care
    3031 Russell St.
    406-728-5841
    For appointments go to costcare.com or call ahead.
    Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

  • Partnership Health Center
    Missoula: 401 Railroad St. W.
    406-258-4789
    Seeley Lake: 3050 Highway 83
    406-677-2277
    Patients with symptoms should call before visiting a PHC site.

  • Curry Health Center
    *For University of Montana students*
    634 Eddy Ave.
    406-243-2122
    Please call to schedule an appointment.
    Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday

  • Frenchtown Family Medical and Wellness
    16862 Beckwith St., Suite S, Frenchtown
    406-541-4700
    Please call for appointment. When you arrive for your appointment, please call from your car where the test will be performed.
    Hours: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday (closed 12-1), 9 a.m.-noon on Friday.

  • All Nations Health Center
    830 W. Central Ave.
    406-829-9515

    Available for established patients who are symptomatic or close contacts of a known case.
    Call to schedule an appointment.
Asymptomatic testing
  • Missoula Public Health Testing Center
    Flynn Lane Testing Center
    4025 Flynn Lane
    Missoula Public Health Mobile Testing Centers
    Tuesdays:
    Clinton Fire Station
    12300 Hwy 10 E.
    Seeley Lake - The Foundation Building
    3150 MT Hwy 83 N

    ​Thursdays:
    Frenchtown Fire Station
    16863 Marion Street
    Lolo Community Center
    12345 US-93

    Missoula County residents in the following occupations can make an appointment to get tested at the Flynn Lane testing center or a mobile testing center, regardless of whether they are experiencing symptoms or have known exposure to COVID-19:
  • Healthcare workers
  • School personnel (teachers, aides, janitors, childcare staff etc.)
  • First responders  
  • Grocery store employees
  • Food service employees
  • Gym employees
  • Public transit workers (includes school bus drivers) 
  • Personal care workers (hair stylists, massage therapists, tattoo artists, etc.) 
  • Government workers (mail delivery, etc.) 
  • Guests and residents of congregate settings

    Those experiencing COVID-compatible symptoms and/or those who are health department verified close contacts continue to be eligible for free COVID-19 testing. Those who wish to book an appointment can call 406-258-INFO (4636) option 2. This service is only available to Missoula County residents.
  • Cost Care
    3031 Russell St.
    406-728-5841
    For appointments go to costcare.com or call ahead.
    Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

  • Frenchtown Family Medical and Wellness
    16862 Beckwith St., Suite S, Frenchtown
    406-541-4700
    For appointments, please call. When you arrive for your appointment, please call from your car where the test will be performed.
    Hours: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday (closed 12-1), 9 a.m.-noon on Friday.
    For asymptomatic testing for travel, there is a $200 fee with 2-3 days for results. These tests are not billed to insurance.

  • Curry Health Center
    *For University of Montana students*
    634 Eddy Ave.
    406-243-2122
    Please call to schedule an appointment.
    Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday
    For asymptomatic testing there is a $140 charge with 2 weeks to receive results.
Asymptomatic testing of close contacts only:
  • Partnership Health Center
    Missoula: 401 Railroad St. W.
    406-258-4789
    Seeley Lake: 3050 Highway 83
    406-677-2277
  • All Nations Health Center
    830 W. Central Ave.
    406-829-9515
    Available to established patients only. Call to schedule an appointment.
Rapid testing
  • Missoula Public Health Testing Center
    Flynn Lane Testing Center
    4025 Flynn Lane
    *All tests are FREE and by APPOINTMENT ONLY.*
    Call 406-258-INFO (4636) and select option 2 to speak to a nurse.
    Next-day and same-day testing is available Monday through Friday

  • Curry Health Center
    *For University of Montana students*
    634 Eddy Ave.
    406-243-2122
    Please call to schedule an appointment.
    Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday

  • All Nations Health Center
    830 W. Central Ave.
    406-829-9515
    Available to established patients only. Call to schedule an appointment.
Telehealth options

Missoula County residents experiencing health issues not related to COVID-19 are still encouraged to seek medical care! Many providers in the county offer options for telehealth appointments. Locations and details are available on the Health Department website

WATCH: Local physicians discuss the importance of seeking regular medical care

Vulnerable populations

COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Based upon available information to date, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 include:

  • People 65 and older
  • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • Other high-risk conditions could include:
    -People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
    -People who have heart disease with complications
    -People who are immunocompromised including cancer treatment
    -People of any age with severe obesity or certain underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as those with diabetes, renal failure or liver disease might also be at risk
    -People who are pregnant should be monitored since they are known to be at risk with severe viral illness, however, to date data on COVID-19 has not shown increased risk
    -Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications

Community resources for vulnerable populations

Shopping hours
Several area stores have designated certain days and hours for vulnerable community members to shop.

  • Missoula Fresh Market: 7-8 a.m. daily
  • Albertsons: 7-9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Rosauers: 7-9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Target: 8-9 a.m. Wednesdays
  • Walmart: 6-7 a.m. Tuesdays

Food security programs

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