PureView COVID Testing
PureView offers free COVID-19 testing for symptomatic or contact exposure patients. Depending on your symptoms, you may be encouraged to visit a primary care provider. If you choose to schedule an appointment with a PureView provider there will be a cost associated with your primary care visit, but your COVID-19 test will still be free of charge. A sliding fee scale is available for patients who qualify. No one will be denied care due to the inability to pay.
Testing is available by appointment only to established patients Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Testing is conducted at OUR PRIMARY CLINIC LOCATION (1930 9TH AVE, HELENA, MT 59601).
To schedule an appointment or for more information, call us at 406.500.2088.
PCR (diagnostic): This is the most reliable test and uses a nasopharyngeal swab. These tests are sent to the State Lab, and the typical wait time can be 2-4 days but depends on the number of tests awaiting results. This test is available at a scheduled testing appointment and in our clinic visits with providers.
Antigen: This is a ‘rapid’ test that is currently only used to identify patients who have symptoms. This test is less accurate so patients may need a more definitive test in addition. This test is only used in our clinic setting while seeing a provider.
We do not currently offer antibody testing.
To learn more about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself, please visit the CDC’s COVID-19 resource page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/