Northern Montana Health Care Provides COVID-19 Update

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – Northern Montana Health Care has implemented several measures as a result of COVID-19 that they wish to inform the public.

There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hill County. However, there are several tests on NMHC patients with results pending.

Both the Northern Montana Hospital and Care Center remain closed to visitors. The only entry point available to the public is the Emergency Department doors on the 2nd floor of NMH. Any persons entering the premises will be screened by nursing staff prior to being admitted.

Both Northern Montana Family Medical Center (NMFMC) and Northern Montana Specialty Medical Center (NMSMC) are open for appointments. However, any patients presenting with flu-like symptoms will be asked to report to the Flu Clinic, located on the east side of campus in the building formerly known as Medical Group East. Patients are asked to report to the parking lot of the clinic at 124 13th Street and call 262-1570 to arrange for an evaluation.

All other patients will be screened at the doors of NMFMC and NMSCC for admittance. Children, unless they are to be seen by a medical provider, should not be brought into the clinics if at all possible.

In the Labor and Delivery Department, laboring mothers will be allowed one adult support person to be with them. No children will be admitted into that department under any circumstances.

At Northern Montana Care Center, if a patient is facing imminent death, special arrangements will be made for visitors.

Some elective procedures and services at Northern Montana Hospital are being discontinued pending further direction from clinical leaders. Patients will receive notifications if their visits, tests, or procedures have been canceled.

This measure is meant to uphold the integrity of all NMHC buildings, along with the long-term care facility, to protect patients and residents.

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