Anyone who thinks they have COVID-19 or is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should: 

  • Call your provider OR visit the Urgent Care clinic at the Regional Medical Center for a walk-in appointment 
  • If symptoms are life-threatening call 9-1-1 or visit the Emergency Department immediately. Our Emergency Department is open 24/7 for emergency medical needs. 

COVID-19 Testing information

Where can I find my results? Why haven't I received them yet?

COVID-19 testing times are varying widely, and in some cases increasing significantly. COVID-19 test result notification can take 10+ days at this time. Test result turnaround times are increasing due to growing test demand and increasing COVID-19 prevalence in the United States. The provider who ordered the test will share the results with you by phone once they are received. We share in the frustration of longer than ideal testing turn-around times. Locally, our team is doing all they can to reduce testing turn-around times for our community.

I have an order from a public health department to receive a COVID-19 test because a public health department designated me as a close contact. How can I get tested at St. Peter’s Health?

If you have an order from a public health department to receive a COVID-19 test, you can visit the drive-up testing site outside our Urgent Care at the Regional Medical Center (hospital). The drive-up testing is available 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. Parking spaces dedicated to COVID-19 testing are located outside the Urgent Care facility at 2475 Broadway St. in Helena. Signage located near the parking spaces indicates what you should do once you arrive.

I have been around someone who has COVID-19. What should I do?

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, contact your medical provider or visit our Urgent Care at the Regional Medical Center (hospital) for a walk-in appointment. Public health departments are conducting contact tracing efforts, and will directly contact people who are considered a close contact to someone who has COVID-19. Close contacts generally include people who have spent 15 minutes within 6 feet and within a 48 hour window before onset of symptoms of someone who has COVID-19. If you are concerned about close contact to someone who has COVID-19, please contact your local health department to discuss your potential contact and appropriate next steps. As always: wear a mask in public; wash your hands well and often; don't go out when sick unless you're seeking medical care, avoid large group gatherings, and practice physical distancing whenever possible.

I am experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. How can I get tested at St. Peter’s Health?

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please call your medical provider or visit our Urgent Care at the Regional Medical Center (hospital) for a walk-in appointment. If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, please visit the emergency department or call 9-1-1. Testing for people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms is also available locally at PureView Health Center and Walgreens. Please check with these facilities for specific eligibility requirements and hours of operation.

I have an order to get a COVID-19 test before a surgery or procedure. Where should I have the test done?

If you have an order for a pre-surgical or pre-procedure COVID-19 test, please visit the St. Peter’s Health North Clinic at 3330 Ptarmigan Lane for a drive-up COVID-19 test. The pre-surgical or pre-procedure testing is available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. Please be sure to have the test done on the day specified by your provider.

Testing sites

A set of community wide testing options at St. Peter's and at other sites throughout the area have been compiled to help you know when and where you can get tested if needed. Testing information is subject to change and is not all inclusive.

Community testing site information

We have two drive-up testing locations. Both require a provider order. Both locations include reserved parking spaces and signage with patient instructions. If you have a provider order for preoperative testing, you will be directed to our North Clinic. If you have a provider order due to symptoms or have been directed by public health, you will be directed to our Urgent Care location at the Regional Medical Center. At either site, you should park in one of the designated spots and call the number listed on the signage. A clinician will come to your car to complete the swab.

  • Preoperative testing site: If you have a provider order for preoperative/preprocedure testing you will be directed to our North Clinic at 3330 Ptarmigan Lane. You should park in one of the designated spots and call the number listed on the signage. A clinician will come to your car to complete the swab. This drive-up site is open daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Symptomatic testing site: If you have a provider order due to symptoms or have been directed by public health, you will be directed to the Urgent Care location at the Regional Medical Center at 2475 Broadway. Five parking spots on the northeast side of the Urgent Care are marked and reserved for testing. You should park in one of the designated spots and call the number listed on the signage. A clinician will come to your car to complete the swab. This drive-up site is open daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Need a provider order? If you do not have a provider order but are exhibiting COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, please call your provider OR visit the Urgent Care location at the Regional Medical Center for a walk-in appointment. Urgent Care at the Regional Medical Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Telephone Access

Patients who are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms should call their provider ahead of a visit unless they are in need of emergency medical care (call 9-1-1 or visit the Emergency Department). The provider or other medical professional will advise on appropriate next steps for care or testing. 

*If you have COVID-19 symptoms that are life-threatening:

Visit the emergency room or call 9-1-1.


Non-COVID-19 or non-flu-like symptom care options

St. Peter’s Health is asking that patients who are exhibiting COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms symptoms NOT visit the organization’s Broadway Clinic at 2550 Broadway or the North Clinic located at 3330 Ptarmigan Lane, including the North Clinic Urgent Care Clinic. This will allow these clinics to continue to safely care for patients that do not have COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms. If you are unsure where to go, please call 406-457-4180 and we'll let you know where to go. 

The North Clinic Urgent Care will continue to see patients with non-COVID-19 or non-flu-like illness or concerns. The St. Peter’s Health Orthopaedic Urgent Care is still open at 2550 Broadway to see patients with orthopaedic injuries or concern.