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Missoula health officials to open testing center

Missoula City County Health Department
Posted at 4:25 PM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 18:25:57-04

MISSOULA — Local health officials have announced the opening of a new service to help testing for COVID-19.

The Missoula County COVID-19 Testing Center will launch on April 7, according to the Missoula City-County Health Department.

Incident Commander Cindy Farr will detail the new service, and Dr. Robert Stenger of the Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana and the Missoula City-County Health Board will discuss the role of the board and the role of resident physicians in the clinic at a Monday news conference.

The briefing will take place at 3 p.m. on Monday to discuss the new service.

The participants will be:

  • Mayor John Engen
  • Missoula County Commission Chairman Josh Slotnick
  • Cindy Farr, Missoula City-County Health Department, Incident Commander for COVID-19 Incident Response Team
  • Dr. Robert Stenger, physician, Missoula City-County Health Board

These leaders will be on hand to answer general questions from news reporters:

  • Corey Aldridge, General Manager, Mountain Line
  • Dean French, CEO, Community Medical Center
  • Joyce Dombrouski, Chief Executive, Providence Montana
  • Seth Bodnar, President, University of Montana
  • Laurie Francis, Partnership Health Center Executive Director
  • Rob Watson, Superintendent, Missoula County Public Schools
  • Adriane Beck, Director, Missoula County Office of Emergency Management