Health Care & Benefits Division

Flu Shots

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

$ Montana Health Center Flu Shots
Remember, it is most effective to get the flu shot in early October unless your medical provider recommends otherwise. If you have a special circumstance that requires you to get the flu shot earlier than the beginning of October, please contact Premise Health for more information.

Please note: The high-dose flu shot is not available at the health center or at off-site flu shot clinics. If you need a high dose flu shot, you will need to get it from a participating pharmacy.

Montana Health Centers

  • Starting the week of October 3 (while supplies last).
  • Flu shots are available for State Plan members 4 years of age and older.
  • If you only need a flu shot, please call the Health Center at (855) 200-6822.  
  • You may ask to add a flu shot when checking in for another scheduled Montana Health Center appointment.  

2022 Flu Shots

 January - September

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

October - December
The 2022 Flu shot clinic schedule is below and begins the week of October 3.  Appointments are required.  

Helena
Flu shot clinics will be at the 

Helena Health Center
405 Saddle Drive


Monday - Friday

10/3-12/16

No flu shot appointments on 11/24 or 11/25


7AM-12PM
1PM-5PM

 


Anaconda
Anaconda Health Center
602 E. Park Ave


Tuesdays
10/4 - 12/13


9AM - 1PM



Billings
Billings Health Center
1501 14th St. West





Wednesdays 
10/5 - 12/14

Thursdays
10/6 - 12/15

No flu shot appointments on 11/24


8AM - 12PM
1PM-5PM

8AM - 12PM

 


Butte
Butte Health Center
3703 Harrison Ave., Suite B

Wednesdays
10/5 - 12/14


7AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM


Missoula
Missoula Health Center
1211 S. Reserve, Suite 202

DNRC
2705 Spurgin Rd.
Clark Fork Conference Room

Palmer Complex
2677 Palmer St.
Conference Room


Tuesdays and Thursdays
10/4 - 12/15
No flu shot appointments on 11/24

Thursday 
11/3

Tuesday 
11/15


8AM - 12PM
1PM - 2PM

9AM - 2PM 


9AM - 2PM



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accommodations
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 Quadrivalent 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.

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