Kalispell,
22
April
2020
|
10:46 PM
America/Denver

Respiratory screening facilities adjust hours of operation

The respiratory screening facilities were launched in March to protect the population, patients, staff and visitors from exposure while allowing for the continuity of operations and patient care at hospitals and clinics. Beginning April 25th the Whitefish respiratory screening facility will no longer be open on Saturdays and Sundays due to the declining number of patients visiting the facility on those days. Patients seeking weekend medical care at a respiratory screening facility can visit the Kalispell location at 1287 Burns Way.

Patients also can continue to call our 24-hour centralized call centers at (406) 890-7272 for adults or (406) 890-7273 for children, for advice about seeking additional medical care, and whether testing for influenza and COVID–19 is indicated.

“When we established these respiratory screening facilities, we designed them to scale up or down depending on the demand for services,” said Doug Nelson, M.D. “While the numbers of patients visiting the facilities has slowed down, we can quickly scale back up should there be an increased need.”

There are three site locations—in Kalispell, Whitefish, and Eureka. All locations are staffed by Kalispell Regional Medical Center and North Valley Hospital staff and are identified with “Respiratory Screening Facility” signage.

Following are the adjusted hours of operation:

Whitefish Screening Facility
710 13th St.
Whitefish, MT

Hours of Operations:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

 

Kalispell Screening Facility  
1287 Burns Way  
Kalispell, MT  

Hours of Operations:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Eureka Screening Facility
304 Osloski Rd.
Eureka, MT

Hours of Operations:
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Dr. Nelson further explained that it is still important for the community to practice precautions for the health and safety of others. Community members are reminded that the best way to prevent the spread of illness is through preventive measures including:

  • Washing hands thoroughly and often.
  • Covering your cough.
  • Avoiding touching your face.
  • Staying home if you’re sick.
  • Practicing social distancing
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are ill.
  • Wear a mask in public areas

Visit www.krh.org/COVID-19 for up-to-date information and care resources.