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Protect your health and the health of those around you, get a flu shot starting in October!

Where you get your flu shot affects your out-of-pocket cost and the cost to the State Plan!

$ - Least expensive
Montana Health Center Clinics - no cost to you, much less expensive for the State Plan.  See the two options below!
$$ - Best option for those who can't attend the Montana Health Center Off-site clinics: Participating pharmacy.  No additional cost to you more expensive for the State Plan.  To find a participating pharmacy in your area, please contact Navitus, our pharmacy plan administrator.
$$$ Your regular provider - You pay a $25 office visit copay, most expensive for the Plan.  The Plan pays for your visit and the shot.  This option can cost the Plan over $100!  
$$$$ Non-participating pharmacy - You pay the full cost of the flu shot.  

$ Montana Health Center Flu Shots - Two Ways!
Starting in October, we will be offering flu shot clinics at off-site locations in Helena, Butte, Billings, and Missoula.  The purpose behind this is to limit potential exposure to COVID-19 by having healthy plan members attend flu shot clinics outside of the health centers while providing a more streamlined process for getting a flu shot.
Of course, if you have an in-person visit scheduled at a health center, please ask to receive your flu shot during your medical appointment, health screening, or other in-person visit. 

Remember, it is most effective to get the flu shot in early October unless your doctor specifically recommends otherwise.  If you have a special circumstance that requires you to get the flu shot earlier than the beginning of October, please contact CareHere for more information.  Please note: the high-dose flu shot is not available at the health center or at these off-site flu shot clinics.  If you need a high dose flu shot, please plan to get your flu shot from a participating pharmacy, if possible.

1. Off-site Flu Shot Clinics

  • Simple, safe, and easy.  The State Plan and CareHere are offering off-site flu shot clinics in health center areas to decrease potential exposure to COVID-19 and allow members to receive their flu shot in a more streamlined manner.  See the list below.
  • Starting October 5 (while supplies last).
  • See list below for times and locations. 
  • For State Plan members 4 years +
  • If you are in Helena and want to combine a flu shot at an off-site clinic and a health screening, you can do that during the week of October 19 or October 26.  Please contact CareHere for more information.
  • Appointments are required!  Appointments are not yet available, but will be opened soon. See below for instructions.


2. Montana Health Centers

  • Ask for a flu shot when checking in for a scheduled Montana Health Center appointment (including a health screening).  
  • Please do NOT schedule an appointment at the health center if you only need a flu shot. Attend an off-site clinic.
  • For State Plan members 4 years +
  • Appointments are required!*  Appointments are not yet available, but will be opened soon. See below for instructions.

Appointments are Required!*

To make an appointment at a Montana Health Center, you must call (855) 200-6822 to check availability and to schedule your appointment.


  1. Log into www.carehere.com 
  2. Click “Make Appointment” 
  3. Click “Nurse & Labs”
  4. Select the date range of your choice by clicking the first date and then the last date of any 7-day time frame.
  5. Select the “Off-Site Flu -” location of your choice. Please do not schedule an appointment with a provider at the health center if you just need a flu shot.*
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your appointment.   

*If you have an appointment already scheduled at the Montana Health Center for other medical needs (including a health screening), you may also ask for a flu shot when checking in for that service.  Do NOT schedule an appointment for a flu shot with a medical provider unless you have other medical needs that you need to see a provider for.


State Library
215 N. Sanders St.

Downstairs Meeting Room      Monday 10/5


10/6 - 11/30* **
*Except 10/8 and 11/26. 
**Health screenings will also be offered 10/19-10/23 and 10/26-10/30. Contact CareHere if you want to combine the two.

1501 14th St. West
Empty room next to Billings Health Center

Tuesdays, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17

Tuesdays, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10,  11/24

Holiday Inn Express
2609 Harrison Ave.
Room TBA Wednesdays, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18

Wednesdays, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 11/25 

Holiday Inn Express
150 Expressway Blvd.
Room TBA Thursdays, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19
Thursdays, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12   
701 S. 27th St.
Room TBA

Wednesday 10/14
12:00PM - 4:00PM


500 Conley Lake Rd., Deer Lodge
Wallace Building, Small Classroom

Thursday 10/15
7AM–12PM &

Thursday 11/12
7AM–12PM &

HCBD will make reasonable accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person's ability to participate in wellness events, programs, or public meetings. Please contact HCBD at least three days prior to the event, program, or meeting to allow adequate time for us to make appropriate accommodations. 

The Fine Print
Flu shots are no additional cost to State of Montana Benefit Plan members at a Montana Health Center, Montana Health Center off-site flu shot clinic, or at a participating provider.  The flu vaccine offered at these flu clinics are the quadravalent regular dose flu shot.  We do NOT offer the high-dose flu shot, so if you need that please plan to get your flu shot at another location.
Appointments are required at both Montana Health Centers and Off-site flu shot clinics. Do NOT schedule an appointment for a flu shot with a health center medical provider unless you have other medical needs that you need to see a provider for. 
The seasonal influenza vaccine often protects against more than one strain of the virus and is different each year based on projections for illness-causing strains. For more information on flu shot safety, efficacy, or necessity contact your health care provider.