Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force

Montana's Testing Information

Currently DPHHS is prioritizing testing at the MTPHL to ensure critical testing needs of patients and providers are met. As a result, testing performed will prioritized as follows:

Priority 1- Testing supporting response activities:

  1. Symptomatic, regardless of hospitalization
  2. Close Contacts 1 and Outbreak Investigations coordinated by Public Health Authorities

Priority 2- Testing supporting surveillance/monitoring activities:

  1. Frontline workers (Health Care Workers in high-risk situations, staff of Assisted Living Facilities and Long Term Care centers participating in surveillance testing)
  2. Residents of selected congregate settings such as group homes, institutions, and other facilities

Other low priority testing will be conducted as resources allow but may not be a priority for the MTPHL. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Testing of asymptomatic people for activities such as travel
  • Pre-procedural testing such pre-ops, dental visits and similar activities
  • Testing of individuals in the general public who are not symptomatic
  • Other individuals who seek testing that do not fit into the priority categories above

Close contacts are generally identified and referred to providers by local public health officials but instances of patient referrals may occur. If necessary, consultation with local public health officials, when feasible, if concerns regarding whether or not someone is a valid close contact exist.

If you have questions about COVID-19 testing in your county, please call your local health department.


Cascade County

Flathead County

  • Drive through testing for people with COVID-19 symptoms and close contacts of people who have testing positive for COVID-19 is available Monday-Saturday from 8:00AM - 5:00PM at the Grace Church parking lot (1225 US Highway 93). For more information, visit the Kalispell Regional Health website.
  • For more testing information and locations, please visit

Gallatin County

  • For testing information and locations, please visit the Healthy Gallatin website.

Missoula County

Yellowstone County

  • Drive through testing for people with COVID-19 symptoms and close contacts of people who have testing positive for COVID-19 is available weekdays from 9:00AM - 12:30PM at 2173 Overland Avenue - United Way of Yellowstone County. For more information, visit RiverStone Health.

If you are interested in advertising your community's testing event here, please  email us.

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  • PSA scripts 
  • Questions on how to fill out the adobe fillable forms above

The Joint Information Center, in conjunction with the Governor's Office and DPHHS is working to create FAQs following the January 13th directive updates from Governor Gianforte. Please check back in the coming days for updated information. For urgent questions regarding directive changes, email or call 888-333-0461.

**Contact your local public health department about future testing opportunities in your area.**

  • June 3: Poplar
  • June 4: Wolf Point
  • June 8: Birney, Ashland
  • June 9: Busby, Muddy Cluster
  • June 10: Lame Deer
  • June 12: Red Lodge
  • June 13: Red Lodge, Helena
  • June 17: Arlee
  • June 18: Pablo
  • June 19: Gardiner, Miles City, Polson
  • June 20: Livingston, Miles City, Elmo, Billings
  • June 22: DeBorgia, St. Regis, Helena
  • June 23: Alberton, Superior
  • June 24: Browning, Colstrip
  • June 25: Glasgow
  • June 30: Browning, Wyola
  • July 1: Seville, Crow Agency, Lodge Grass, Pryor, Wolf Point, Poplar
  • July 2: Browning, St. Xavier
  • July 7: Ekalaka, Glendive
  • July 8: Browning, Glendive
  • July 9: Browning, Hot Springs
  • July 10th: Browning, Elder, Virginia City
  • July 11th: Billings
  • July 12th: Livingston, Gardiner
  • July 13th: Hysham
  • July 14th: Culbertson
  • July 15th: Lincoln
  • July 16th: Fort Belknap, Hays, Hamilton
  • July 17th: Fort Belknap
  • July 22nd: Fort Peck
  • July 23rd: Fort Peck
  • August 9th: Lvingston, Gardiner
  • August 12th: Virginia City
  • August 26th: Brockton
  • August 27th: Frazer
  • September 9th: Birney, Ashland
  • September 10th: Busby, Muddy
  • September 11th: Lame Deer