Visitor Guidance and Hospital Access

In order to protect the health of our community, and as a safety precaution to prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19, Community Medical Center is instituting temporary visitor restrictions in accordance with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, hospital access points have been consolidated. 

Community Medical Center understands the importance of patients having access to their loved ones while receiving care in the hospital. At this time, we ask patients and their families and friends to consider communication through phone and/or video chat as their primary way of communication. If an in-person visit is necessary, please follow these restrictions:

Outpatient clinics: Patients being seen in an outpatient clinic or setting may be accompanied by no more than one adult support person.

Inpatient units*:

  • 1 care partner per patient at anytime
  • 1 visitor at a time in the hospital
  • No visitors age 17 or younger
  • Maternity & Pediatric Patients – Parents plus no more than 1 visitor at any time
  • Do not visit if you have had a fever and cough in the past 48 hours

Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for the following:

  • Children admitted to the hospital
  • Maternity units
  • Patients receiving end-of-life/palliative care  

For these very limited exceptions, all visitors must be 18 years or older and be immediate family (or powers of attorney, guardians, or patient representative) and they will be asked to return home if they exhibit cold or flu-like symptoms, or have a fever.

Entrance points have been consolidated, and screening is in place to ensure patients are masked if needed and that only appropriate visitors are coming in.
Open entry points: Emergency room (on South Avenue) & main hospital entrance (on Fort Missoula Road)
Closed: Staff may enter through badge access doors. All other entrances have been closed.

Community Medical Center continues to monitor the risk of COVID-19 closely and will make adjustments to visitor restrictions, as necessary. We appreciate your help in keeping our patients, visitors and caregivers safe.