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 October 5 (while supplies last).
  • Flu shots are available for State Plan members 4 years of age and older.
  • If you only need a flu shot, schedule under "Flu Shot Mass Event."  Click HERE for instructions for making your appointment.
  • You may ask to add a flu shot when checking in for another scheduled Montana Health Center appointment.  

2021 Flu Shot Schedule

Off-site Flu Shot Clinic
State Library - 215 N. Sanders
Downstairs Meeting Room

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays*
10/5 - 12/16
*No appointments on 11/25


Anaconda Health Center
602 E. Park Ave

10/5 - 12/14

9AM - 1PM

Billings Health Center
1501 14th St. West

Wednesdays and Fridays
10/6 - 12/17

8AM - 12PM

Butte Health Center
3703 Harrison Ave., Suite B

10/6 - 12/15

7AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM

Missoula Health Center
1211 S. Reserve, Suite 202

Tuesdays and Thursdays*
10-5 - 12/16
*No appointments on 11/25

8AM - 12PM















January - May

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

October - December
Schedule an appointment at, on the My Premise Health app, or by calling the Montana Health Center. Click here for instructions on how to register and make an 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 with a medical provider if you only need a flu shot.  


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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