Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing

The testing site will be closed on Monday, August 3. It will reopen at 9am on Tuesday, August 4.

RiverStone Health’s free drive through COVID-19 testing site at the Shrine Auditorium (1125 Broadwater Avenue) will now only be open for identified close contacts of people who are positive for COVID-19 and people with COVID-19 symptoms.

We have suspended testing of asymptomatic people, at the direction of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS). Because of a nationwide testing backlog, DPHHS has asked us to prioritize testing for people who are close contacts or have symptoms of COVID-19.

The testing site is open Monday through Friday at 9am and closes when the allotment of 175 tests per day has been reached.

To get to the RiverStone Health testing site, please enter from 11th Street West on the east side of the Shrine property. Traffic will be directed to drive through to the trailer parked near the back of the auditorium. After testing, vehicles will exit onto Yellowstone Avenue on the north side of the Shrine property.

People who are tested will remain in their vehicles.

The test itself will be the same as offered at previous events at MetraPark. A RiverStone Health staff member will instruct the individual how to gently swab inside each nostril and place the swab into a vial for transportation to a lab for analysis.

RiverStone Health will notify everyone who is tested of their confidential test results as soon as they become available. People who are symptomatic at the time of testing will be asked to isolate for 14 days or until test results are known.

As with everyone who tests positive for COVID-19, RiverStone Health will call and provide instructions for self-isolation to prevent spread of the virus. Also, RiverStone Health will begin contact tracing, interviewing individuals about their close contacts.

For more information, call the Public Health Information Line at 406.651.6415


Why Get Tested

Non-Symptomatic Testing Frequently Asked Questions)

Consent Form (Print and bring with you)

How to Guide for Using Nasal Swab