COVID Testing FAQ

Where are you located?
Answer: Our COVID testing office is in Suite 20W, 2900 12th Ave N Billings, MT.
Look for the COVID Testing signs near the entrance to the parking garage south of the Yellowstone Medical Building

CDC Travel Guidelines for Testing
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

Do I still need a COVID test for travel if I’ve been vaccinated?
Answer: Yes. (see link below for more information.)

CDC Travel Frequently Asked Questions
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/faqs.html

What kind of COVID test do you offer?
Answer: We offer a molecular PCR test.

How is the test collected?
Answer: We use a pain-free nasal swab technique.

How reliable is the COVID test?
Answer: Our PCR test the most accurate COVID-19 test currently available.

How soon will I get my results?
Answer: Results will be available no later than 48 hours from the time of receipt/login (except for weekends/holidays, which could be up to 72 hours).

How will I get my results?
Answer: You will receive a text or email message with a secure link to your report. You may also call 406 238-6360 and speak to us personally.

Where is the testing center located?
Answer: Our COVID Collection office is located in Suite 20W of the Yellowstone Medical Center, 2900 12th Ave N, just south of the Saint Vincent Hospital

How much does the test cost?
Answer: Testing Costs & Insurance
Yellowstone Pathology Institute currently provides asymptomatic testing, as well as testing for travel purposes. These services are currently covered by insurance. If you need to be tested asymptomatically or for travel purposes, there is no out-of-pocket cost for COVID testing. You receive the highly accurate molecular PCR test method with results back in as little as 24-48 hours.
If you are having possible COVID symptoms or your doctor has ordered testing for you, Yellowstone Pathology Institute is happy to work with your insurance. Call us at (406) 238-6360 for more information regarding testing or if you have questions regarding insurance and potential out-of-pocket costs.

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