Adjustments to COVID testing services, locations
Kalispell Regional Healthcare (KRH) is continuing our commitment to offer convenient COVID-19 testing services to the community during this time. This week, KRH permanently closed the Drive-Through COVID Testing Tent, as it sustained serious damage from the freezing weather and wind, and established a new Drive-Up COVID Testing service.
The new Drive-Up Testing Service is for asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic people and will be located at 160 Heritage Way (Two Medicine Building) on the east side of the building. This drive-up service is by appointment only. Patients will be able to schedule a testing appointment online at krh.org/COVID19 or by calling the COVID Testing Scheduling Line at (406) 890-7294.
Once scheduled, patients arrive at their appointment time and park in the designated spots, then text or call the staff to let them know they've arrived to get tested. This is a self-swab testing site: People using this service will be performing self-swab tests under the supervision of KRH trained staff. Clear instructions will be provided; and, for people unable or uncomfortable with collecting their own sample, services will be available to have the swab performed by trained staff.
The Whitefish COVID testing location is also relocating. Beginning Monday, February 22, COVID testing is moving to the Cornerstone building at 3004 Hospital Way on the North Valley Hospital campus. This testing site is offering scheduled appointments by calling (406) 862-1754 and pre-operative testing as well.
The tests will be processed as quickly as possible and results will be shared within three to five days. If you have any questions about symptoms or about testing, please call our 24-hour call center at (406) 890-7272.
Learn more about our COVID testing locations and resources at krh.org/COVID19.