Montana Children's offers 24-hr pediatric call center
Montana Children's, a department of Kalispell Regional Medical Center, has established a pediatric 24-hour call center at (406) 890-7273 to help parents and families evaluate those children who are feeling sick and experiencing COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, or difficulty breathing.
Montana Children’s was created to provide local access to high quality pediatric specialty care, including the largest group of fellowship-trained pediatric specialists in the state. The 190,000 square foot facility, designed exclusively for children, is the only one of its kind in the State of Montana and will significantly impact the health and well-being of local children and their families.
Summer Safety: Protecting your kids from ticks
When you are planning to spend time outdoors you often remember to bring water to stay hydrated and sunscreen to protect your skin, but are you thinking about ticks?
Montana’s abundance of wooded, grassy areas and lush shrubbery provide ideal habitats for ticks. Montana’s ticks are capable of transmitting several tick-borne illnesses, with Rocky Mountain spotted fever being the most common. Ticks do not fall from trees onto people or animals. Rather, they travel from the ground up and tend to latch on if you brush up against low-lying bushes, trees and grass.