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. 

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 

Asymptomatic testing
  • Cost Care
    Standard PCR test (3 to 5 days for results)
    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
    Rapid PCR and standard PCR tests available by appointment only. 
    Travel testing not available. Asymptomatic contact testing and symptomatic testing available by appointment.  
    Hours: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday (closed 12-1), 9 a.m.-noon on 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
    For asymptomatic testing there is a $140 charge with 2 weeks to receive results.

  • Please check with your provider to see if they have testing resources for current patients.
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.
    Testing Center Hours:
    • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon. through Fri. (next-day and same-day testing)
    • 9 a.m. to noon Saturday
    • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

  • Missoula Public Health Mobile Testing Centers
    *All tests are FREE and same-day drive-up testing is available*
    Please call 258-INFO to verify the mobile clinic's daily schedule.

    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.

  • 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

  • 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
  • Please check with your provider to see if they have testing resources for current patients.
  • Florence Family Medicine Surge Covid Testing Site
  • This is a temporary drive-through clinic for patients experiencing COVID symptoms. Patients will be evaluated from their vehicle and may receive a COVID test if applicable.
    5549 Old Highway 93, in Florence
    406-273-4923
    Please call to schedule an appointment.
    Hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
Antibody testing
  • Labcorp Missoula
    2819 Great Northern Loop #101
    406-549-3967
    www.labcorp.com 
    Antibody testing by walk-up and appointments online. Results take 16-48 hours. The up front fee for the test is $10. Labcorp will bill insurance or bill the individual for $42.13.
    Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
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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