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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What You Need to Know
COVID-19 Vaccine Information

September 28 – COVID-19 vaccines continue to be remarkably effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, including against known variants. People who are fully vaccinated continue to get highly effective protection against hospitalizations and severe outcomes from COVID-19.

Getting any of the COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in the United States offers better protection than being unvaccinated. The CDC guidance now prefers the Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax vaccines, based on the latest scientific evidence of their effectiveness and the rare side effects from the J&J vaccine.

RiverStone Health is offering approved doses of the Pfizer vaccine for all ages as well as Moderna and Novavax vaccines for ages 18 + by appointment at the RiverStone Health Immunization Clinic (406.247.3382) or any of the RiverStone Health clinics. Call 406.247.3350 to schedule an appointment.

COVID-19 Bivalent Omicron booster doses of the Moderna vaccine (for ages 18 and older) and Pfizer vaccine (for people 12 years and older) are available by appointment at the RiverStone Health Immunization Clinic. The updated boosters add protection to previous vaccination by targeting the Omicron variants that are more transmissible and immune-evading.

For second, third, or booster doses, please bring your COVID-19 vaccination card with you. If you have misplaced your vaccination card, call 406.247.3382 to request a new one.

Everyone younger than 18 years old must have a signed parental consent form to be vaccinated. Print and complete the consent form and bring it with you to your appointment. Consent forms are also available at the vaccination clinic.

Masks are required in the vaccination clinic sites for everyone over age 2. After receiving a vaccination, there is a 15- to 30-minute observation period before you are able to leave.

COVID-19 vaccinations are also available at many retail pharmacies and physician offices. Call the pharmacy of your choosing to learn more.

Pediatric doses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has authorized the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens age 6 months and older. The doses for children are smaller than adult doses.

  • The Pfizer vaccine for children age 6 months ­- 4 years is a 3-dose series given 3-8 weeks apart.
  • The Pfizer vaccine for children age 5-17 years is a 2-dose series given 3-8 weeks apart.
  • The Moderna vaccine for children age 6 months – 17 years is a 2-dose primary series given 4-8 weeks apart.

Booster doses

For adults over 18, RiverStone Health continues to offer booster doses of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccine five months after their second dose.

Youth aged 5-17 may receive booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine five months after their second dose.

For those who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are recommended for those age 18 and older and who were vaccinated 2 or more months ago.

The Novavax vaccine is not authorized for use as a booster dose.

Second booster doses

For adults age 50 and over, a second booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is available 4 months after their first booster dose.

Youth age 12-17 who are immunocompromised may receive a second booster dose of Pfizer vaccine 4 months after their first booster dose. Consult your physician for more guidance.

People age 18-49 who are immunocompromised may receive a second booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine 4 months after their first booster dose. Consult your physician for more guidance.

Adults age 18 and over who received an initial and booster dose of J&J vaccine only may receive a second booster of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine 4 months after their first booster dose.

Third doses

RiverStone Health continues to offer a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to people who are moderately to severely immune-compromised and have received their second dose of mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) at least 28 days ago.

The CDC recommends a third COVID-19 vaccine dose for people who are being treated for cancer, have had organ or stem cell transplants, being treated with immune-suppressing medication or have other moderate to severe immune deficiency. If you aren’t sure if you are immune-compromised, consult your healthcare provider.

I need a COVID-19 Test
Unfortunately, due to the expiration of federal funding, the federal test ordering site will be shut down September 2.
In addition, RiverStone Health’s supply of free home test kits has run out.
Home test kits are still available to purchase from pharmacies and other retail outlets. If we are able to get additional free test kits to distribute to the public, we will let you know.
COVID-19 is still circulating in our community, and it remains important to test if you feel sick.

To report the results of your home test kit, click here or on the link below.

I Need Replacement Vaccination Documentation
  • Please call 406.247.3382 to request a copy of your immunization record.
I Need to Report A Home COVID-19 Test Result

Please report the results of your COVID-19 Home Test Kit using the link below.

All information is confidential.

A member of the RiverStone Health COVID-19 team may be in contact with you.

If you have any questions, call 406.651.6415.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a serious public health risk. COVID-19 can cause mild to severe illness. Most severe illness occurs in older adults and individuals with underlying health conditions.

Below are links to the latest COVID-19 data for Yellowstone County and Montana

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Yellowstone County Weekly Data Dashboard

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Montana COVID-19

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COVID ACT NOW

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Yearly Summary of Yellowstone County COVID-19 Related Deaths

Your Health & COVID-19

Testing

COVID-19 Testing

Depending on availability from the state supply, free home COVID-19 test kits are available from RiverStone Health during dedicated pickup times only.

For more COVID-19 testing options in Yellowstone County click here.

Getting Tested

RiverStone Health is offers molecular testing designed to meet the 72-hour deadline for travelers who need a negative test before departure to certain destinations.

The travelers test costs $107 and is available by appointment through RiverStone Health Immunization Clinic, in the Lil Anderson Center, 123 S. 27th Street. The number to call for appointments is 406.247.3382.

For more information, call the Public Health Information Line at 406.651.6415

COVID-19 Prevention

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About Isolation & Quarantine

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Wearing A Mask

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CDC Prevention Guidelines

Community Resources & Guidance

Montana COVID-19 Response

Please select the date your symptoms began (onset of symptoms is Day 0), the date of your test (if no symptoms), or the date you were last in contact (contact date is Day 0) with a COVID-19 positive individual.


Coping with COVID-19

Montana Resources
  • Montana 2-1-1: Community resources, services, and assistance
  • Montana 9-8-8: Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline

News Releases & Health Officer Orders

News Releases

Health Officer Orders

December 2020

Additional Resources

Economic Recovery Efforts in Yellowstone County
Montana COVID Response
DPHHS information
CDC information

RiverStone Health Resources

We are here for you

We are here for you and committed to delivering high-quality care, support and information. As we continue to closely monitor the health of our community, now more than ever, it’s critical that you maintain your physical health and mental well-being.

If you do not have a primary care provider, now is an especially good time to choose one of our healthcare providers to help you manage your health and answer your questions.

If you’re sick or need help managing a chronic condition, please do not hesitate to call 406.247.3350.

We have dedicated countless hours to ensure we have processes in place to keep you safe when you get care, including screening each and every employee and patient that enters our facilities.

Click below to learn more information about our services.

riverstonehealth.org

For more information, call the Public Health Information Line at 406.651.6415

RiverStone Health Clinics

(Main campus, satellite clinics in Bridger, Joliet and Worden, School-based Health Center clinics at Orchard and Medicine Crow Middle Schools and Healthcare for the Homeless clinics)

  • When you call RiverStone Health Clinic for an appointment, and when you enter the Clinic, you will be screened at check-in for fever and other COVID-19 symptoms.
  • For everyone’s health, masks are required for everyone over 2 years old while on any RiverStone Health campus.  Please bring a mask with you.  If you don’t have a mask, we will give you one to wear during your visit. Clinic staff also wear masks.
  • At the RiverStone Health – Billings site there are separate waiting areas and exam rooms for well and sick patients.  At the Satellite Clinic sites we have designated appointment times for well and sick patients.
  • Get Care Without Leaving Home: TeleHealth visits over a secure internet connection on a computer, tablet or smartphone are available at all Clinic locations.
  • Well-patient, preventive health visits and screenings have restarted.
  • Evening and Saturday clinic hours are available at our Clinic located in Billings.
  • Live Well Center and gym is OPEN!  Appointments are available on a one to one basis and are also available via TeleHealth.  No visitors are allowed, unless a caregiver is needed to help the patient. Parents/guardians may accompany a child to an appointment.
  • Hand sanitizer stations help you practice good hand hygiene.
  • Please maintain 6-feet of physical distance from others in waiting areas.
  • Surfaces in waiting areas are disinfected regularly and exam rooms are disinfected thoroughly between patients.

Locations:  Billings: 406.247.3350

Bridger: 406.662.3740

Joliet:  406.962.9062

Worden: 406.967.2255

RiverStone Health Pharmacy
RiverStone Health Dental Clinic
  • All dental patients will be screened and have their temperature taken at check-in and are required to wear a mask.
  • Only patients with scheduled appointments will be allowed into the clinical area.
  • Our dental team is wearing additional personal protective equipment.
  • Additional engineered methods have been implemented such as isolation operatories and HEPA filtration systems to ensure the highest level of patient and staff safety.
Immunization Clinic
Healthcare for the Homeless Clinic

Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7am-4pm; Tuesday and Thursday 7am-noon. (Closed noon-1pm & Wednesdays noon-2pm).

  • Outreach Clinic:
  • St. Vincent de Paul, 3005 First Avenue South. Open Tuesday & Thursday 1-4pm

Call: 406.651.6560.  Walk-ins welcome at all locations.

WIC, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children
  • RiverStone Health WIC offices are open. New applicants and pregnant women applying for WIC will be scheduled for an office visit to complete their WIC certifications.  WIC staff are available to provide other in-office services with clients as needed.  WIC will continue appointments with established WIC participants by phone, with the option of in-office appointments. WIC has appointments available for new and returning WIC-eligible families. During the summer WIC has received additional funds and is able to triple the dollar amount of fruits and vegetables issued per month.  RiverStone Health WIC will also be providing Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks to eligible WIC families.  Now is a great time to enroll in WIC. RiverStone Health WIC provides services in Yellowstone, Carbon, Musselshell and Stillwater counties. Call 406.247.3370 or email wic@riverstonehealth.org.
HIV/AIDS Prevention Services
  • HIV/AIDS case management and clinical appointments are available through TeleHealth, when possible. Call: 406.247.3305
  • Prevention screening for HIV/HCV testing is by appointment. Call 406.651.6416.
Home Care & Hospice
Environmental Health
  • Inspection and permit transactions are available by phone or email. We are again conducting routine sanitation inspections of septic systems, food establishments, public accommodations, pools and body art while adhering to COVID-19 precautions such as physical distancing and wearing masks Call: 406.256.2770

Feeling confused about medical care during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak? Here are answers:

What should I do if I think I have a respiratory illness?
  • If you are sick and have mild symptoms, stay home and self-isolate as much as possible.
  • If you are sick enough that you would normally go to the doctor, call RiverStone Health Clinic at 406.247.3350 for instructions.
  • If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
  • To avoid spreading respiratory illnesses, please do not go to the emergency department or RiverStone Health Clinic without calling in advance for instructions.
How can I help protect myself from COVID-19?

These everyday preventive actions can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth with your hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow and throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Physically distance yourself from others – stay 6 feet away.
  • Consider wearing a mask when you are in public and cannot maintain a 6-foot separation from others.
What insurance do you accept?

We accept Medicaid, Medicare, Healthy Montana Kids as well as many private health insurance plans. If you are uninsured, we can help you apply for Medicaid.

My income has changed, can you help me and my family?

Our sliding fee scale allows us to adjust charges based on family size and income.

Are you accepting new patients?

Yes, call 406.247.3350 to schedule an appointment. Now more than ever, it’s critical that you maintain your physical health and mental well-being.  If you do not have a primary care provider, RiverStone Health doctors can help you manage your healthcare needs and answer your questions.

What clinic services do you offer?

Our services include care for your whole family including well-child care; same day care for urgent needs; care for chronic conditions, such as diabetes and asthma; minor procedures; lab testing; behavioral health counseling; nutrition consultation; diabetes education; dental care; and on-site pharmacy.