MT VA offers COVID-19 testing for vets in Glendive

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Montana Veterans enrolled in the Montana VA Health Care System (MTVAHCS) are eligible for free COVID-19 testing at 13 different locations across the state.

The MTVAHCS is partnering with Governor Bullock and the Department of Public Health and Human Services to participate in the Montana State COVID Surveillance Project. The MTVAHCS has been selected to receive test kits to test asymptomatic Veterans for COVID-19. The MTVAHCS will have drive-through testing options at thirteen different cities and towns across Montana.

“Montana Veterans who are asymptomatic (not currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms) are invited to come to our MTVAHCS facilities for drive-up COVID-19 testing,” said MTVAHCS Executive Director, Dr. Judy Hayman. “This asymptomatic testing will help us understand how COVID-19 presents in Montana because often, only people with symptoms are tested. As always, we are grateful for the leadership Veterans have shown in taking proactive steps to be healthy.”

Veterans will stay in their vehicle to be tested and will be notified within 30 days by DPHHS if they test positive. The MTVAHCS will contact Veterans if they test negative. All visitors to a VA facility are required to wear a face covering and will be provided one if needed.

The MTVAHCS serves over 47,000 enrolled Veterans across Montana—an area roughly 147,000 square miles in size. Veterans are cared for by a staff of nearly 1,200 at 17 sites of care across the state. One third of Montana VA employees are Veterans.

COVID-19 Testing Options for Veterans in Eastern Montana:

Glasgow

630 2nd Avenue South, Suite A, Glasgow, MT 59230-2304

July 1, 2020: 8:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.

Glendive

2000 Montana Avenue, Glendive, MT 59330-3700 July 14, 2020: 9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.

Miles City

210 South Winchester Avenue (walk-up testing at table near the main entrance), Miles City, MT 59301-4798

June 29, 2020: 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

July 1, 2020: 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.

Plentywood

440 West Laurel Avenue, Plentywood, MT 59254-1526

July 2, 2020: 8:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

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