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COVID - 19

Masking Guidelines

Face masks are currently required for patients and visitors in areas where care is given (e.g., patient rooms and procedure rooms). Masking is always required for people experiencing respiratory, cold or flu symptoms, or those who have been exposed to COVID-19. These masking requirements are in place to protect our patients and staff, while providing a safe environment for all.

Masking requirements are subject to change, so please follow all masking guidelines posted at Benefis entrances.


Reliable Sources for COVID-19 Info

Where You Can Turn for the Most Reliable News on the Global Outbreak

Benefis Health System is here to help our community cope with the global novel coronavirus pandemic. There’s no shortage of information available, and some sources are more dependable than others. Here are the top three resources recommended by experts at Benefis Health System.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Find regular updates on the CDC’s dedicated website for COVID-19, including steps to take if you are sick. The What You Should Know section covers topics such as:

  • How the disease spreads.
  • Prevention tactics.
  • Treatment protocols. Answers to frequently asked questions.

The Situation Updates section provides a summary of the virus, tracks cases specific to the United States and locations affected by COVID-19, provides a risk assessment, and explains how the CDC is working to prevent the further spread of the virus.

The website also provides information tailored to different population groups, including community centers, schools and businesses, as well as information for healthcare professionals, travelers, and laboratories. You can also browse news releases distributed by the CDC under the What’s New section.

The Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHDMT)

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S., the Cascade County Health Department also created online resources offering information on everything from prevention to the state of things in Montana.

The Montana Department of Human and Health Services (DPHHS)

Montana health officials are closely monitoring the situation. Their latest updates are available on a section of their website that describes what to do if you’re sick and offers information for specific audiences, like travelers and employers.


Virtual Urgent Care

When you don’t feel well, you shouldn’t have to wait for care. With Bridge by Benefis, you don’t have to!

The Bridge by Benefis app gives you access to urgent care providers at any time, day or night.

Bridge by Benefis lets you visit with a doctor via video from the convenience of your home or office. Simply use your smartphone, tablet or visit us online, to complete your Bridge by Benefis video visit.

Urgent care video visits are for non-emergencies. Bridge by Benefis doctors will answer your questions, make a diagnosis, and prescribe medication, if needed.

Common conditions that can be treated via video visits include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Allergies
  • Diarrhea
  • Earache
  • Fever
  • Insect bites
  • Minor cuts and scrapes
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pink eye
  • Rash
  • Sinus infection
  • Sore throat
  • Sprains and strains

Why choose Bridge by Benefis?

  • It’s convenient. Get care anytime from anywhere. Visit with a doctor as soon as you log in – no appointment needed.
  • It’s easy. Download the free Bridge by Benefis app and set up your account. After that, simply log in when you need care.
  • It’s safe. Virtual visits are secure and private.

Download the app and enroll!

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