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Coronavirus concerns prompt changes at some CSKT health centers

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Posted at 8:10 AM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 10:10:17-04

PABLO — Coronavirus concerns have prompted the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to close the Salish Kootenai College (SKC) Health Center immediately.

Tribal Health officials add that the Hot Springs Health Center, the Elmo Health Center and the Arlee Health Center will close on Wednesday, March 18.

However, Tribal Health Centers -- including pharmacy, medical, dental, and behavioral health services -- will remain open in Polson, Ronan and St. Ignatius.

Patients are asked to call (406) 745-3525 before coming into each Health Center or if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.



Pharmacy Information

The pharmacy hours in Polson, Ronan and St. Ignatius for pickups will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Prescriptions normally delivered for patient pick up at the Hot Springs, Elmo and Arlee health centers will be mailed directly to patients starting on March 18.

Tribal health officials say that patients whose medications will be mailed need to update their phone numbers and addresses for mailing.

Patients should call the pharmacy directly at (406) 745-2426 to update phone numbers and mailing addresses.

Prescriptions will not be mailed out until the most current mailing address is confirmed.

Patients are advised to allow for approximately four days for postal delivery of medications and all refill requests need to be done at least 72 hours in advance.

Medical Services information

Medical service hours will run from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m on weekdays.

Patients should call (406) 745-3525 to make an appointment for urgent medical issues only, and/or if you are experiencing any symptoms of coronavirus.

Non-urgent appointments will be rescheduled for next month.

Dental Care Information

Dental care will be available from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays.

People should call (406) 745-3525 to make an appointment for urgent dental issues only, and/or if you are experiencing any symptoms of coronavirus.

Non-urgent appointments will be rescheduled for next month.

Behavioral Health Information

Behavioral health services will be available from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Call (406) 745-3525 to make an appointment for urgent mental health issues only, and/or if you are experiencing any symptoms of coronavirus.

Non-urgent appointments will be rescheduled for next month.

Unavailable Services

Physical therapy, speech and optometry services will not be available for the next two weeks.



CSKT health officials state in a news release that the Tribal Health Centers are closing in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 “in our community, and to protect the health and safety of our patients and health care providers.”

Click here for more information about the CSKT and Tribal Health response to the coronavirus.