Testing available at GCMC:
GCMC is offering state-sponsored COVID-19 testing to anyone without symptoms.
If you have symptoms, please call to arrange for an evaluation and testing.
Granite County Hospital Statement:
CORONAVIRUS (COVID -19) UPDATE as of June 25th, 2020
Granite County had its first positive case of COVID-19 in the community this week.
Granite County Medical Center, our outpatient clinics, laboratory, and radiology departments are here for you.
We are SAFE - OPEN - READY to meet your health care needs.
If you are directly exposed to someone confirmed positive with COVID-19, immediately quarantine yourself from others and call your health care provider
Exposure is defined as >15 minutes of contact within 6 feet of distance.
GCMC will begin offering State-sponsored COVID-19 testing to anyone without symptoms starting
Wednesday, July 1st in Philipsburg and Tuesday, July 7th in Drummond.
If you have symptoms, please call ahead to arrange an evaluation and priority testing.
Testing will be conducted in a drive-through style, outside of the clinics, so patients do not need to enter the facility.
The Philipsburg Clinic will offer testing on Wednesdays and Thursdays, July 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23,
Drummond Clinic will offer testing on Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28.
Additional days will be added as needed.
Testing hours: 9am to 4pm on the specified dates
Cost: The cost is covered by the State of Montana, DPHHS
Following CDC recommended guidelines at all times, will help limit the spread of COVID-19, protecting you and your family as well as our friends and neighbors
Thorough and frequent hand washing is critical
Avoid close contact keeping a distance of at least 6 feet if possible
Wear cloth face coverings in public where social distancing is difficult to maintain
Disinfect frequently touched surfaces
Sneeze or cough into a tissue, handkerchief, or your elbow
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
We have been monitoring the situation carefully so that we may continue to keep everyone as educated and safe as possible, while still offering access to quality medical care to our local community. We have been in constant discussion with County and State officials to ensure that we have the most up to date information and make the best and most informed decision during this time.
We will remain open and will continue to provide care to all patients, in all departments as needed. We are changing some processes to help ensure your safety and decrease the risk of spread.
These steps follow the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and are in line with other healthcare institutions. We will revisit this plan on a regular basis to ensure we are able to provide the best care to our patients, in a safe environment. We are providing clinic visits through the use of telemedicine for those that need it.
These guidelines are now more important than ever:
Masks and temperature checks are required for everyone entering the Granite County Medical Center
Call Ahead: This will allow us to determine what you are being seen for and assess your risk for possible COVID-19 exposure. If appropriate, we can provide testing for COVID-19. Due to the nature of this virus and how quickly it spreads, we are asking that people that are being seen for possible COVID-19 remain in their cars when they come and a provider will come out to the car to provide their care. This will help prevent COVID-19 from entering the building in an uncontained matter and will limit possible transmission to staff and other patients.
Prohibiting Visitors: Currently, Granite County Hospital District is prohibiting all visitors to the Hospital and Long Term Care area of the building. We have notified families of this restriction and will be reevaluating this status on a regular basis. We are working with our LTC patients and their families so they may visit through the use of email and Facebook messenger.
What You Can Do:
Following these steps can help minimize the spread of this disease. This is especially important to the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.