Visitor Information

At Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, we’re focused on creating a healing environment – for patients and visitors. Our staffs understand patients and families can feel vulnerable during a hospital stay. So, we’re committed to making your time with us as comfortable as possible. You and your family can expect your medical team to keep you informed and engaged—and treat you with compassion and respect.

We offer Caring Bridge websites to help keep family and friends up-to-date on your patient’s status. Ask a staff member for more information.


We strive to create a healing environment. And, for many, healing involves prayer. Patients and visitors of all faiths are welcome to visit our chapel for meditation and prayer. The chapel is open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.

We offer Catholic Mass every Friday at 10 a.m. in the chapel. Everyone is welcome—whether you’re a patient, family member or private citizen.

We invite you to join us to pray for peace.

Directions & parking

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is located just off of Main Street in Polson, Montana. Plenty of free parking is available.

From Highway 93 southbound:

  • Turn right on Main Street
  • Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is ahead on your left

From Highway 93 northbound:

  • Turn left on Main Street
  • Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is ahead on your left

Family waiting areas

Visitors are welcome to use two waiting areas on the second floor of Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. These spaces are perfect for rest and reflection while your loved one is receiving care. Both waiting areas are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and feature televisions, vending machines and coffee services (on Tuesdays).

Interpretive services

Interpreter service are available for patients who speak little or no English. This around-the-clock service is fast and more than 200 languages are available. We’ll bring a conference phone to your room so you, your doctor and your family can all participate in the conversation. In-house sign language interpreters are available to translate important information between you, your doctor and your family.

Local lodging

Visiting Polson, Flathead Lake and the Mission Valley

Polson, Montana is a quaint lakeside community that provides countless opportunities for people seeking the quality of life that is only found in Montana. Located on the south shore of Flathead Lake and bordered by the snow-capped peaks of the Mission Range of the northern Rocky Mountains, Polson is an outdoor adventurist’s paradise. Surrounded by natural landscapes, the Flathead River runs through Polson offering whitewater rafting and the Mission Valley is home to abundant wildlife including antelope, deer, herds of bison and elk. From boating on Flathead Lake and afternoons at the Polson Golf Course to nearby world class ski resorts and Glacier National Park, there are numerous year-round activities for your next adventure.

Visit the Chamber of Commerce to learn more about living in Polson, Montana:

  • Relocation information
  • Events throughout the community
  • Things to do
  • Restaurants and dining
  • Lodging
  • Shopping and entertainment

Visiting hours

Support from family and friends helps patients heal. We encourage you to visit your loved one while they are at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. Patient visitation is available 24 hours following the patient visitation policy:

Visitors are welcome 24 hours a day

Visitors seeing patients between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. will enter through the Emergency Department and will be greeted by the desk clerk on duty. All visitors will need to check-in and checkout upon arrival and departure. Once you have checked-in you will be escorted to the nurse’s station.

Birthing Center

We encourage families and friends to respect the new mother’s need for rest and privacy. Visitation is based on “moms’ choice” so please check in with the OB nurse before entering the patient room.

For questions about visiting a patient, call 406-883-5377.

Wireless Internet access

Free wireless Internet access is available to patients and visitors at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. Follow these steps to access the wireless network:

  1. Find the wireless icon in the bottom right of your monitor.
  2. Double click the wireless icon. A pop-up window will appear and show various wireless networks. Select SJH-Guest. This network is public and doesn’t require a password.
  3. Click “Connect.” You should be connected to the Internet.

Please note: Providence St. Joseph Medical Center blocks websites with explicit content and websites that pose security risks to our network.