Tribal Health is working closely with local, state and federal agencies regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. To keep Tribal Health patients and health care providers safe,Tribal Health is moving to provide more limited services to continue to support health and wellbeing during this critical time. 
 
 
 
CLOSURES:
 
In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) Tribal Health has closed the following Health Centers and Fitness Centers until further notice:
  • Hot Springs Health Center 
  • Elmo Health & Fitness Center
  • Arlee Health & Fitness Center
  • St. Ignatius Fitness Center

 

The following Health Centers are open and providing services:

 
St. Ignatius and Polson Health Centers:
Now open 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday
 
Salish Kootenai College (SKC) Health Center
Now open 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Thursday
 
Ronan Health Center***
Open 1pm - 4pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays only
***Drive-thru immunizations only.
 
Please call to make an appointment at 406-745-3525.
 
 
HOURS OF OPERATION:
 
The hours for patient services at the Polson and St. Ignatius Tribal Health Centers are 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
 
Salish Kootenai College (SKC) Health Center is now open 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Thursday.
 
Ronan Health Center is now open 1pm - 4pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays only, and just for drive-thru immunizations only.
 
Please call to make an appointment at 406-745-3525.
 
 
PLEASE CALL AHEAD:
 
Call the main phone at (406) 745–3525 before coming into any Tribal Health Centers and/or if you are feeling any symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
 
TELEHEALTH SERVICES:
 
Tribal Health is offering appointments through TeleHealth Services. Patients are asked to call 406-745-3525 to schedule a TeleHealth appointment and they should also sign up for MyChart to enhance the TeleHealth appointment process. 
 
MYCHART:
 
Patients can find a link to sign up for MyChart on the Tribal Health website at www.cskthealth.org.
 
 
TRIBAL HEALTH PAID CARE:
 

Recipients may contact our division via telephone, fax and mail. Recipients may drop off their medical statements with the front office staff at any of the Tribal Health facilities.  Our information is below: 

Tribal Health Paid Care                               

PO Box 880                                          

St Ignatius, MT 59865                                   

Phone: 406-745-3525  

Fax: 406-745-3530 or 406-745-4093 

  

Katie Tapia-      ext. 5055                            

Mary Koll- ext. 5053 

Rhonda Hernandez- ext. 5061                            

Sarah Lutes- ext. 5043 

Amanda Salway- ext. 5117                           

Teri Burke, RN- ext. 5044 

Clarice Cooper-Sandau, R-      ext. 5013                           

Rhonda Hendren   - ext. 5029 

 
 
HOTLINE AND EMAIL:
 
Tribal Health Nurses are staffing a community Hotline and Email to help answer questions and concerns including: 
 
  • Questions about the COVID-19 (coronavirus)
  • Help connect patients with other resources of the CSKT and the valley
 
CALL: 406-849-5798. 
Monday - Friday 
8:00am - 4:30pm
 
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Staff will respond to emails within 24 hours
 
 
 
ESSENTIAL SERVICES OFFERED (in alphabetical order):
 
Audiology:
An audiologist will hold limited hours at the St. Ignatius Health Center, Tuesdays, 9:00am – 1:00pm, for minor repairs, batteries and parts. Patients are asked to call (406) 745–3525 extension 5010 before coming in for an audiology appointment.
 
Behavioral Health: 
Call the main phone at 406-745-3525 to make an in-clinic appointment for urgent issues only, and/or to schedule a TeleHealth appointment. Non-urgent appointments that need to take place in the clinic will tentatively be rescheduled for next month.  
 
Dental:
Call the main phone at 406-745-3525 to make an in-clinic appointment for urgent issues only. Non-urgent appointments that need to take place in the clinic will tentatively be rescheduled for next month.  
 
Diabetes Program:
The Diabetes Program will offer appointments through TeleHealth services and staff are also available in the office from 8:00am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Patients are asked to call 406-745-3525 to schedule an appointment, and are encouraged to sign up for MyChart to enhance TeleHealth appointments.
 
Health Care Resources:
Patient registration staff and Health Care Resources staff continue to provide services regarding patient registration and assistance. Call 406-745-3525 for more information.
 
Medical: 
Call the main phone at 406-745-3525 to make an in-clinic appointment for urgent issues only, and/or to schedule a TeleHealth appointment. ALSO, call immediately if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Non-urgent appointments that need to take place in the clinic will tentatively be rescheduled for next month.  
 
Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program:
The Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program will offer appointments to existing patients through TeleHealth services. Patients are asked to call 406-745-3525 to schedule a TeleHealth appointment, and should also sign up for MyChart to enhance TeleHealth appointments.
 
Nursing Services:
The Ronan Health Center will be open for drive-thru immunizations on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 - 4pm beginning May 12, 2020.
 
Immunizations will be provided for those 8 years of age and older.
 
An appointment can be made at either the Polson or St. Ignatius Tribal Health Centers for children under the age of 8.
 
Community Health is checking on patients by phone, assisting them to connect to needed resources. Because of the pandemic, there are no home visits at this time.
 
Optical:

For Optometry examinations: Exams by appointment only. No walk-ins. 

Monday/Tuesdays - Polson Health Center 8-4pm 

Thursday/Fridays- St. Ignatius Health Center 8-4pm 

 

For Optical Services such as repairs and orders (when the patient already has a prescription): 

Only one patient per hour. Exams by appointment only. No walk-ins. 

Wednesday - St. Ignatius 8-11am 

Wednesday - Polson 12-4pm 

 
Patient Travel Program:
The Patient Travel Program is offering a limited transportation schedule for dialysis patients. Please call 406-745-3525 for more information.
 
Pharmacy:
Patients who utilized the pharmacy pickup services at the Hot Springs, Elmo, Ronan, and Arlee Health Center, will now have medications mailed to them directly.  
 
Patients whose medications will be mailed need to update their phone numbers and addresses for mailing. Please call Pharmacy directly and leave a voicemail at (406) 745-2426 to update phone numbers and mailing addresses. Pharmacy will not mail out prescriptions until the most current mailing address is confirmed. Please allow for approximately 7 days for postal delivery of medications. All refill requests need to be done at least 72 hours in advance.  
 
Curbside service for pickup and drop-off of prescriptions remains at the Polson and St. Ignatius Health Pharmacies.  
 
Physical Therapy:
Services are suspended until further notice with options for TeleHealth appointments available at an upcoming date.
 
Speech Therapy:
Services are suspended until further notice with options for TeleHealth appointments available at an upcoming date.
 
Tobacco Prevention:
Staff are working remotely. Please call 406-745-3525 for more information.
 
Right to Live Native (RTLN) Program: 
Staff are working remotely. Please call 406-745-3525 for more information.
 
WIC Program: 
All Montana WIC physical offices are currently closed to the public.
 
CSKT WIC recipients can contact Lindsey O’Neill at 406-745-3525 ext 5068 or the state WIC offices at:
 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
State Office Helpline: 1-800-433-4298
Fax: (406) 444-0239
Mail: 1625 11th Avenue, Basement, Helena, MT 59620
 
Current WIC Participants are being advised of the following:  
 
If you have current benefits, continue to use them.
If you have an appointment, contact your WIC clinic by phone and request services over the phone.  
Call the State WIC Office if you cannot reach anyone (see above). 
 
NEW WIC Applicants are being advised of the following:
 
Please contact the local clinic by phone. If you have additional questions or needs, contact the State Office (see above).

 

 

 

COVID-19 symptoms include:

 

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Cough
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:
- Fever
- Chills
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Headache
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell


This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.


When to Seek Medical Attention


If you have any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face


*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.


Call 911 if you have a medical emergency.

Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.


You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:

- Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
- Maintain at least 6 feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing (social distancing).
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance.

 

For more information about the CSKT and Tribal Health response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), please visit www.cskthealth.org or cskt.org.

 

 

Tribal Health-- a rich network across the Flathead Reservation

Tribal Health of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes serves over 12,000 recipients, with facilities throughout the Flathead Reservation.  

We strive to offer high-quality health care and customer service, provided by well-trained staff.  

With health centers located in Hot Springs, Elmo, Polson, Pablo (within the Salish Kootenai College), Ronan, St. Ignatius and Arlee, we offer a rich network of health care services including:

  • Audiology/Speech
  • Behavioral Health
  • Community Health
  • Dental
  • Medical
  • Optical
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiology
  • Health and Wellness

We invite you to learn more about our services, as we focus on our promise to you:  We are dedicated to helping every Tribal Health recipient receive high-quality health care grounded in our Tribal values.