Havre, Montana – Northern Montana Health Care (NMHC) would like to remind the public that their Flu Clinic will remain open all weekend in order to assist folks who are dealing with flu-like symptoms. It is located on the east side of the NMHC campus in the building formerly known as Medical Group East, and they will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday. Patients who feel that they may need to be assessed by a healthcare professional are asked to please report to the parking lot of the clinic at 124 13th Street and then to call (406) 262-1570.
At this time, NMHC is asking the community to use the Emergency Department at Northern Montana Hospital for life threatening conditions only. If a person is experiencing a fever, dry cough, sore throat, stomach issues or nasal secretions, you are advised to treat your symptoms with Tylenol, Motrin and over-the-counter cold medicines. If you are unable to manage your symptoms at home, your first contact with healthcare professionals should be by phone.
The most important measure people should take at this time if they feel that they are experiencing symptoms or may have been exposed to someone who is ill is to self-isolate. Quarantining yourself and any exposed family members at your home will help to reduce the spread of this illness.
More information about COVID-19 can be found at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.