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Bozeman Health COVID-19 Information

Safety Precautions

Bozeman Health remains committed to the health and well-being of our patients, community and workforce.

Masking is now optional. Please wear a mask if you are experiencing any of the following respiratory symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose

Visitor Permissions

  • Visitation is per our visitation policy and no restrictions are currently in place, refer to Visiting Hours for additional information

COVID-19 Testing

You have two options:

  • See a provider who will order a COVID-19 test; or
  • Utilize our Deaconess Regional Medical Center or Big Sky Medical Center Labs On Demand program, note this option is self-pay and will not be covered by insurance.

Your insurance copays and deductible will now apply for COVID-19 testing and office visits.

Test results are easily accessed via your MyChart account or MyChart app.

Infection Control Guidance for Preventing Transmission of Respiratory Illness

Clean your hands

The most important way to help prevent transmission of germs is through practicing good hand hygiene frequently.

  • Clean your hands frequently. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • You can clean your hands by washing them with soap and water, or by using hand sanitizer. Choose soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • When washing your hands with soap and water, be sure to lather your hands and scrub all surfaces of your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • When using hand sanitizer, check that your hand sanitizer is at least 60% alcohol by reading the product label. Be sure to cover all surfaces of your hands and rub until your hands and fingers are dry, about 20 seconds.

Cover your cough and sneeze

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Immediately clean your hands after coughing or sneezing.
  • Throw used tissues into the garbage.

Stay home if you are feeling ill

  • Do not go to work if you have a respiratory illness.
  • Do not travel if you have a respiratory illness.
  • If visiting a public place is unavoidable, consider wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of germs.

Stay up-to-date with your vaccines

  • Vaccines help your body develop protection against certain germs that cause illness.
  • Partner with your healthcare provider to ensure you are up-to-date on vaccines that protect from respiratory illness or that will reduce your risk of getting very sick, being hospitalized, or dying from a respiratory illness.

Take extra precautions if you are exposed to someone with a respiratory illness

  • With some respiratory illnesses, you can spread germs before you know that you are sick.
  • If you have close contact with someone with a respiratory illness, check public health guidance to see if you can prevent the spread of germs by taking extra precautions (for example, testing or wearing a facemask around others).
  • If you are in a household with someone who is sick, clean and disinfect items and surfaces frequently.

Know your risk

  • Respiratory illnesses can affect anyone, and symptoms of a respiratory illness can range from mild to very severe.
  • We know certain conditions, settings, or activities can make people more likely to get infected or to be very sick with a respiratory illness.
  • Understanding the risk of respiratory illness for yourself and those around you can help you make informed decisions to keep you safe and healthy.
  • Discuss your respiratory illness risk factors with your healthcare provider to learn what extra precautions you can take to protect yourself and what early treatment options are available to you if you get sick.

Public and Global Health Information

Gallatin City-County Health Department is the best resource for local, public health information.