COVID-19 Information

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 11, 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

Free eVisits

Montage Health is offering a free eVisit for those with mild respiratory symptoms from the comfort of your own home. Start an online eVisit.

Visitor policy

The health and safety of our patients, staff, physicians, volunteers, and visitors is a top priority for Montage Health. View our current visitor policy.

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Local COVID-19 data

October 15, 2021

  • Total COVID-19 patients in hospital: 7
  • COVID-19 patients in ICU: 2
  • Total ICU-level patients (COVID and non-COVID): 17
  • Recovering inpatients: 4
  • Deaths to date: 87

COVID-19 test results

  • Patients tested to date: 46,519
  • Positive cases to date: 2,052

COVID-19 cases and admissions for the past 30 days

Get a COVID-19 test

Free COVID-19 tests are available at state supported testing sites throughout Monterey County. Call 1 (888) 634-1123 to make an appointment or click the link below.

Register for a free test

Vaccine questions?

For vaccine-related questions, call (831) 622-8001 or email us.

Frequently asked questions