Montage Health and Community Hospital are working hard to provide safe, timely care during this unprecedented time. If you need emergency care, please do not delay seeking treatment, which can cause serious and even life-threatening consequences.
How to distinguish between a Cold, the Flu, and COVID-19
This year, with COVID-19 circulating, you may be wondering how to tell the difference between a cold, the flu, and COVID-19. *It is possible to catch the flu, a cold and COVID-19 at the same time, and only a test will confirm if you are infected. When in doubt, get tested to help prevent the spread. Use this handy chart to help distinguish your symptoms.
COVID-19 vaccines are available in retail pharmacies and doctors’ offices. We thank our staff, volunteers, community partners, and Montage Wellness Center for helping to vaccinate more than 59,000 community members.
On August 23, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention of COVID-19 in individuals 16 years of age and older. Read more.
How to get a vaccine
COVID-19 testing in Monterey County
At Community Hospital, we test people who have COVID-19 symptoms. We do not provide COVID-19 tests for walk-in community members with no symptoms.
Free COVID-19 tests are available at COVID testing site locations on the Monterey Peninsula (last updated October 18, 2021). Visit Monterey County Department of Health for additional COVID-19 resources and testing locations. Some clinics and pharmacies also offer testing. Click the link below to register for a free COVID-19 test at a site near you. You can also call 1 (888) 634-1123 to make an appointment.
Register for a free test
Montage Health is offering a free eVisit for those with mild respiratory symptoms from the comfort of your own home. Start an online eVisit.
The health and safety of our patients, staff, physicians, volunteers, and visitors is a top priority for Montage Health. View our current visitor policy.