Providence Montana is committed to providing a safe, healing, patient-centered care environment. While hospital visitation or accompanying a patient for a medical appointment is valuable, there are times when limitations must be placed on incoming visitors to reduce the potential spread, exposure and transmission of novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
Due to the increase in statewide positive COVID-19 cases and evidence of community spread in Missoula and Lake Counties, and to protect its caregivers and patients, Providence Montana will revert to a no visitor policy for inpatients at Providence St. Patrick Hospital and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, beginning Wednesday, July 1. This decision was made in collaboration with its infection disease specialists. There are exceptions for the Family Maternity Center and end-of-life care.
The outpatient visitor policy will remain the same. No visitors/friends/support people will be allowed to a patient’s outpatient procedure or appointment unless the patient is a minor child or has cognitive issues, developmental delays, or mobility issues.
Thank you for your partnership in helping Providence Montana reduce the number of people in our facilities and in supporting community containment efforts to reduce the spread of infectious disease. More information available at: www.montana.providence.org.