Flu Shots

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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, click here or contact your health care provider.  For a 1-minute synopsis of why a flu shot is important to you, please click here: http://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/0muhdd38mj?popover=true.

As part of the State Plan benefit, all State Plan participants have access to flu shots. Your out-of-pocket cost, and the cost to the State Plan, will depend on where you get your flu shot!

$ Montana Health Centers - no cost to you, much less expensive for the State Plan.  See the two options below!
$$ Participating pharmacy - no cost to you, more expensive for the State Plan. To find a participating pharmacy in your area, contact Navitus, our pharmacy plan administrator.  This is the best option for members who don't have access to the Montana Health Center options.
$$$ Your regular provider - you pay a $25 office visit copay.  The State Plan pays for the remainder of your office visit and the flu shot.  This is the most expensive option for the State Plan.
$$$$ Non-participating pharmacy - you pay the full cost of the flu shot.  

The State Plan has partnered with the Montana Health Centers to provide two flu shot options:

1. Montana Health Centers
You choose the day and time that works best for you. Available at the Montana Health Centers for State Plan members 4-years and older. If you have an appointment already scheduled at the Montana Health Center for other medical needs, 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. 


2. On-site Flu Shot Clinics
Provided by Montana Health Center staff - See schedule below. Only available for State Plan members 18-years and older.

Appointments are Required for all flu shot options!


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 CareHere or call the Montana Health Centers at (855) 200-6822.

2)     Click “Appointments” on the left hand menu.

3)     Select “Schedule Appointment” under “Nurse, X-Ray & Labs.”

4)     Select the appropriate date range, click “Flu shot” under “What,” then click “Get Appointments.”

5)     Follow the on-screen instructions to make your appointment. If you have any questions about making an appointment, call the Montana Health Centers at (855) 200-6822.

On-Site Flu Shot Schedule – Appointments Required!
On-site flu shot clinics are offered for your convenience.  Remember you can also schedule at any Montana Health Center!

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.