It’s been a long year and we are proud of those who remain vigilant in protecting themselves and their neighbors by practicing physical distancing, mask wearing and quarantining when necessary. We understand that the pandemic fatigue is real! It’s been a tough year but it’s what we have to do to remain vigilant and united in the face of this terrible virus. And even though Governor Gianforte has lifted the mask mandate, we still require them for visitors to our studios and support the Missoula City County Health Departments mask mandate. We have to do everything we can to keep our small staff and community healthy!
With Missoulians socially distancing themselves and most events put on pause, it can be hard to know where to turn to give or get help. Here are some links and information that we’ve gathered from credible resources.
If you are at risk and NEED help or want to offer help, the public facebook group “Missoula COVID-19 Mutual Aid Organizing is a great start. They’ve also put together a website here. Or reach out for help or donate to the United Way of Missoula County.
Are you confused about where vaccines are being offered? Who is eligible? How to make an appointment? Totally understandable. Please connect directly with the Missoula City County Health Department by clicking the photo below to be taken to a list of vaccine providers and updated COVID-19 information.
If you have symptoms like coughing and fever and think that you have COVID-19, don’t call the INFO-line, please call one of the Focused Screening Centers or use one of the other resources below:
Community FirstCare (North Reserve Only)
2230 N. Reserve St., Suite 402
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Check-in online: communityfirstcare.com
Providence Grant Creek Walk-In Clinic
3075 N. Reserve St., Suite Q
Hours 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
If the patient is experiencing symptoms, please call in advance: 406-327-1750.
Community Medical Center: Call the complementary 24/7 Nurse on Call for symptom evaluation, 406-327-4770. Patients with symptoms should in advance of visiting the hospital or any clinic.
Partnership Health Center: Patients with symptoms should call the mainline at 406-258-4789 before visiting a PHC site.
Providence Clinics – Call your primary care clinic for symptom evaluation. After hours/weekends, call the main clinic number or 1-855-PMG-TEAM (1-855-764-8326) for the nurse on call.
Blue Moose Pediatrics is offering FREE telemedicine. No need to be insured or be a patient. Learn more here.
• Online Public Screening Tools – Visit the Providence Montana website for a “Live Chat” assessment tool available 24/7
• Virtual Public Screening – Providence ExpressCare Virtual website
Missoula Works is the only company in our community that employs our most marginalized citizens. Low-income, homeless, in recovery from drugs and alcohol, single parents and returning citizens. The more of these jobs that we can acquire, the more we can keep people working. If you have outdoor work that needs to be done and want to support a mission-based organization – call them for a free estimate. Support our local economy by deploying our workforce to start your spring projects. 406- 926-3400
From the Missoula Food Bank & Community Center:
As our country and community continue to weather this challenging time, our food bank is doing all they can to protect the community we care so much about and prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you would like to donate to the food bank learn more HERE
Food Bank hours of operation:Monday: 10am-7pm
Friday: 10am-1pmClosed Saturday/Sunday
Here are some resources for parents:
CLICK HERE to access links and information from the Missoula City County Health Department regarding schools and university.
Some of our favorite local and regional tools for at home learning: