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Gritman Medical Center establishes new Emergency Department Mobile Respiratory Unit

Gritman Medical Center has streamlined its process and facilities for helping assess and treat patients with respiratory symptoms and concerns during the COVID-19 health emergency.

The Gritman Emergency Department Mobile Respiratory Unit is located in the parking lot of our Emergency Department. It specializes in screening and evaluating any patients who have respiratory symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and those with other respiratory conditions similar to cold and flu.

If you are having these symptoms, please call your primary care provider or the Gritman COVID-19 Hotline at 208-883-4109. You will be asked some basic questions about your symptoms and be provided with further instructions.

When you arrive at Gritman, you will be greeted at the door, asked to answer a few questions, and then directed to the correct area for treatment by a member of our care team.

Visits to the Gritman Emergency Department Mobile Respiratory Unit are treated as a hospital emergency department visit.

If you feel you are having a medical emergency, please call 911 or come directly to our Emergency Department.