COVID-19

IMPORTANT UPDATE - Submitting case information on your phone


If you tested positive and provided a cellular phone number, you may receive a text message from CCHD containing a link to a web form. We encourage you to click the link and complete the form -- it helps us record valuable information, such as where you might have gotten sick.

Why are we doing this? Recording epidemiological information is an important part of investigating every case. Earlier in the pandemic, CCHD had numerous temporary staff who made dozens or hundreds of phone calls every day to gather this information. Automating a large part of the case investigation allows us to keep recording this essential information with more limited staffing. It's also easier for you!

The web form is entirely confidential, secure, and HIPAA-compliant. Please only provide your information through the linked form - do not share personal information by responding directly to the text message.

Please call 406-454-6950 if you have any questions!

COVID-19 LOCAL CASE UPDATES


CCHD posts monthly updates on Cascade County communicable disease cases, including COVID-19, on the first Tuesday of every month. Click here!

COVID-19 VACCINATION


COVID-19 immunizations are provided at CCHD by appointment every Tuesday-Friday. CCHD also holds several drive-through and walk-in clinics each fall and winter, where both COVID-19 and influenza immunizations are offered - no appointment needed!

Click here for more information!

COVID-19 HOME TESTING


Every US household may order four free Covid home tests at https://www.covid.gov/tests.

If you take a home test, please report the test results (whether positive or negative), by clicking here. It only takes a couple of minutes!

Or, you can scan this QR code:

Home Test Report QR

COVID-19 PCR TRAVEL TESTING


If you have travel plans, you may get a rapid PCR test at CCHD to help limit the spread! PCR testing is available for all travelers, even if a test is not required by the destination country or jurisdiction, and even if you are only traveling within Montana.

PCR tests are more accurate and reliable than home test kits. Results are typically available approximately 15 minutes after testing.

Please call 406-454-6950 to make an appointment for travel testing. There is a $60.00 charge for a PCR test.

COVID-19 ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE


Isolation is used to separate people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 from those without COVID-19. VIEW THE UPDATED CDC GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 ISOLATION HERE.

Quarantine is used to prevent transmission of COVID-19 by keeping people who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 apart from others. VIEW THE UPDATED CDC GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 QUARANTINE HERE.

Please contact CCHD with questions at 406-454-6950 or [email protected].

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


The CDC regularly updates its site with new information about COVID-19. CLICK HERE!

If you have additional questions, please call CCHD at 406-454-6950 or email [email protected].