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  • Colleen Rudio | WMMHC

    Colleen Rudio Interim Executive Administrator mailto:landerson@wmmhc.org ​

  • Home | Western Montana Mental Health Center

    Get The HelpYou Deserve Finding help may seem difficult, and we're here for you. High-quality, caring, compassionate, and confidential care is available to you. Get Help Now If you are having a medical emergency call 911. If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call 988. Help Begins Here ​We are here to support every person’s potential to dream, achieve, and be more.​ We provide access to hope, meaningful life choices, and better outcomes.​ At Western Montana Mental Health Center, we meet people where they are and do not turn away. What We Help With How We Help Where We Help Who We Help Our treatment programs provide comprehensive assistance to individuals seeking recovery. Taking the first step toward recovery can be challenging, so we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual's needs. Our facilities cater to diverse requirements, including community-based services, outpatient services, inpatient addiction recovery services, and housing options. Contact us to explore how we can assist you on your journey to well-being and recovery. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Get Help Now W e serve over 15,000 children, teens, and adults annually, from Libby to Bozeman and Kalispell to Hamilton. We understand that mental health and substance misuse challenges can affect individuals from all walks of life. Our treatment programs ensure that you receive individualized care and support. Whether you have insurance coverage or not, we are here to assist you in finding the proper treatment for your situation. Contact us today to learn more about how our services can benefit you. Get Help Now We ensure easy access to treatment with 21 clinics across 8 western Montana counties. We offer personalized care plans – including virtual appointments. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Find A Location ​Western Montana Mental Health Center helps adults and children with mental health challenges and addiction treatment. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals is committed to assisting Montanans from diverse backgrounds, ages, and ethnicities on their path to recovery. We understand the difficulties of seeking help and successfully support more than 15,000 individuals each year to live fulfilling lives. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Get Help Now Our Stories Experience the stories of people like you and how they overcame crises to find hope and recovery. Read George's Story > Great Care Begins Here Western Montana Mental Health serves patients, clinicians, communities, and partners across western Montana. Improving To Transform Care in Montana We pursue partnerships that advance quality care, enhance patient experiences, and improve access to care. Learn More > Partnering to Shape the Future We explore and implement innovative ideas, partnerships, and technologies that meet our patient population and clinician needs while advancing our mission in western Montana and beyond. Learn More > Pursuing a Common Mission Our dedicated employees live out our mission to build thriving communities through compassionate, whole-person, expert care — every day. Learn More >

  • WMMHC- Missoula

    Missoula County - Missoula < Prev Next > WMMHC- Missoula 1325 Wyoming St, Missoula, MT 59801, USA Call: (406) 532-9700 Fax: (406) 541-3035 Email: administration@wmmhc.org

  • Integrated Care | WMMHC

    T ogether We Can Provide the Integrated Care Your Patient Needs We collaborate with healthcare providers in each community to ensure the total healthcare needs of our patients.​ Patient Referrals Programs / Treatment Call 406-541-0024 Western Montana Mental Health Center (WMMHC) is a community-based mental health and substance use provider that offers services in western Montana. The most effective approach to caring for patients with multiple healthcare needs is an integrated care model- a systematic coordination of mental health, substance use, and primary care services to produce the best outcomes for our patients. Our programs include the entire continuum of care, including crisis response teams in major population centers, crisis stabilization facilities, inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), adult and youth group homes, mother/child residential homes, drop-in centers, medical outpatient, independent living, chemical dependency outpatient treatment, individual therapy, group therapy, community support, and vocational services. For more information about our treatment programs, click here . Patient Referrals We welcome professional referrals and work closely with physicians, social workers, nurses, therapists, and agencies to facilitate a smooth transition into treatment services. To begin the process please phone your referral to 406-541-0024 or email referrals@wmmhc.org Referrals Make Referral Now All information submitted is 100% confidential.

  • Veterans | WMMHC

    Get the help you deserve. Request a free confidential callback within 1 business day. Get Help Now If you are having a medical emergency call 911. If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call 988. If You are a Veteran or Know a Veteran Living with Addiction or a Mental Health Condition, We are Here to Get You the Help You Deserve. Returning to civilian life after active duty can be difficult. Your experiences stay with you; for some, this can lead to post-traumatic stress and evolve into substance abuse or addiction. Western Montana Mental Health Center is here to provide the help you deserve. We collaborate with the Veteran's Administration and offer community-based services, outpatient services, inpatient addiction recovery services, and housing options. Reach out to us and see how we can help, please call: 406-541-0024 ​ Mental Health Application Substance Use Application 1 in 5 Americans experience some form of mental illness in any given year 1 1 in 25 Americans live with a serious mental health condition or long-term recurring major depression 2 1 in 7 Americans will misuse alcohol and/or drugs in their lifetime 3 Facts How do you know if you or someone you care about has a mental health condition or addiction? Contact us for a free, confidential assessment. Our team will contact you within one business day to discuss the issues you or your loved one are experiencing and how Western Montana Mental Health Center can help. Get Help Now Get the help you deserve. Insurance & Payment What to Expect Get Help Now All information submitted is 100% confidential. 1. Any Mental Illness (AMI) Among Adults. (n.d.). Retrieved May 1, 2019, from https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/mental-illness.shtml#part_15478 2. Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Among Adults. (n.d.). Retrieved May 1, 2019, from https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/mental-illness.shtml#part_154788 ​ 3. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Surgeon General, Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health. Washington, DC: HHS, November 2016. https://addiction.surgeongeneral.gov/sites/default/files/surgeon-generals-report.pdf

  • WMMHC- Plains

    Sanders County - Thompson Falls, Plains < Prev Next > WMMHC- Plains 200 E. Railroad Plains, MT 59859, USA Call: (406) 826-5529 Email: administration@wmmhc.org Email: administration@wmmhc.org

  • Current Openings | Western Montana Mental Health Center

    CURRENT OPENINGS ​ To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to HR@wmmhc.org . Job Descriptions are available upon request by emailing swilson@wmmhc.org Director of Crisis and Substance Use Services Location: Missoula / Hamilton Salary: $85,985.00 to $116,333.00 Annually Registered Nurse (RN) – Crisis Receiving Center Location: Missoula Wage: $29.02 to $39.26 Nurse PACT- LPN/RN Location: Kalispell Wage: LPN- $22.50 to $28.00 /RN – $29.02 to $39.26 Residential Facility Manager Location: Butte Wage: $23.10 to $30.55 Team Lead – MACT Location: Hamilton Salary: $48,048.00 to $63,543.48 Administrative Assistant Location: Missoula/Hamilton Wage: $15.00 to $20.76 Prevention Specialist Locations: Missoula, Kalispell, Hamilton, Polson, and Libby Wage: $20.00 Licensed Addiction Counselor PACT Location: Kalispell Wage: $19.55 to $30.42 Care Coordinator PACT Location: Butte Wage: $18.06 to $24.38 Paraprofessional PACT Location: Butte Wage: $15.00 - $20.00 Certified Peer Support Specialist PACT Location: Missoula Wage: $17.00 to $22.10 Therapist - Licensed Location: Missoula, Kalispell, Butte Salary: $62,000.00 to $79,000.00 Therapist – Candidate Location: Missoula Wage: $58,000.00 to $61,000.00 Relief – All Programs Location: Missoula, Kalispell, Polson, Butte Wage: $19.00 ​ Residential Care Worker Location: Missoula, Hamilton and Polson Wage: 17.00- 20.00 ​ Crisis Stabilization Worker Location: Missoula Wage: $17.00-$20.00

  • WMMHC- Libby

    Lincoln County - Libby < Prev Next > WMMHC- Libby 34169 US-2, Libby, MT 59923, USA Call: (406) 283-3044 Fax: (406) 293-3862 Email: administration@wmmhc.org

  • Recovery Center | WMMHC

    Get the help you deserve. Request a free confidential callback within 1 business day. Get Help Now If you are having a medical emergency call 911. If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call 988. Recovery Center Missoula Many individuals struggle with alcohol and drug addiction, which is often complicated by emotional or mental health issues. RCM’s professional staff is specifically trained to provide evidence-based therapies that have produced proven results. We provide the structure to address addiction, addictive behaviors, and emotional challenges within one setting. The Journey to Recovery Begins Here Recovery Center Missoula treats clients struggling with substance use involving: Alcohol Benzodiazepines (alprazolam, clonazepam, lorazepam, diazepam) Heroin and prescription opioids (oxycodone, morphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, and fentanyl) Marijuana Stimulants (cocaine, amphetamine (Adderall, Ritalin) methamphetamine) ​ Treatment programs include an initial assessment, medication- assisted treatment (MAT), reside ntial housing, individual therapy, group therapy, and community support. ​ Treatment Services Mission, Vision, and Values Our Mission: To build thriving communities through compassionate, whole-person, expert care. Our Vision: We are the premiere community provider, employer and partner in comprehensive behavioral health services. Our Values: Empathy. Integrity. Respect. Growth About Since we opened our doors in 1971, we have been driven by the unwavering goal of providing behavioral healthcare that meets the needs of the people we serve throughout Western Montana. We’ve stayed true to our commitment to providing person-centered and evidence-based care in community settings. We’ve remained dedicated to doing what is right, not what is easy or profitable. We have fulfilled our unique role – as a licensed community-based mental health center – to be Western Montana’s behavioral healthcare “safety net." We tirelessly advocate for the rights of individuals to have access to integrated services that help people overcome despair and choose hope. The only thing that has changed since our inception almost 50 years ago is how much we’ve grown. From service delivery provided in 5 counties by 20 staff, we now have almost 800 employees serving over 15,000 clients in 15 counties. We have a much more comprehensive offering of services, with 25 programs to meet the needs of people across the continuum of age and need. And, since 2016, we now have the capability of providing services using telemedicine technology, meaning better access for clients and more effective use of scarce resources. All clinical services are reviewed and licensed annually by the State of Montana. Special grants are available to offset the cost of services for consumers who are financially eligible. Services are billed to Insurance, Medicaid, Grants, and self. Governance Western Montana Mental Health Center operates as a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, public purpose corporation (501)(c)(3). The Board of Directors meets monthly to assure effective governance and administration of all Center interests. The public is invited to attend meetings. Participating counties include: Flathead, Sanders, Lake, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli, Granite, Powell, Deer Lodge, Silver Bow, Gallatin, Madison and Park. History Originally, the State Department of Institutions funded and administered five community mental health clinics in the state. One of the clinics was located in Missoula and was housed in the basement of the Student Health Center at the University of Montana. This clinic, with a staff of six, was responsible for serving the counties of Western Montana. Services were almost exclusively outpatient and, due to the limited staff, outreach efforts throughout the Region were very minimal. The expectation was that clients would commute to Missoula where services would be provided within the clinic. There are old records suggesting that the clinic opened in 1942. Employees of this clinic were all staff members of the State of Montana and they answered directly to the superintendent of the Warm Springs State Hospital. There was considerable isolation of the staff as direct contact with the State Hospital was minimal. Federal Involvement Montana's interest in the development of comprehensive community mental health centers was sparked by the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health that was established by Congress under the Mental Health Study Act of 1955. Montana received funds to study its mental health needs and resources, and for a five-year period, effort was devoted towards the development of a plan which would provide effective services to the residents of Montana. With the passage of federal staffing and construction grant programs by Congress in 1963, the Montana State legislature passed complementary bills which enabled the State to become a responsible partner with the federal government in the establishment of regional mental health centers. Five mental health regions were established within the state and Boards, comprised of a county commissioner from each county within the Region, designated as the authority for governance of the community-based mental health programs. On July 15, 1969, the Western Montana Regional Community Mental Health Center Board submitted to the National Institute of Mental Health an application requesting federal staffing grant funds under the provision of Public Law 89-105. The program was approved on September 1, 1969. Western initiated services on January 1, 1971, utilizing local, state, and federal funds. Offices were opened in Ravalli, Lake, Sanders, Flathead and Lincoln Counties, in addition to the existing Missoula-based outpatient office. The original (1971) staff numbered 20 including: 11 clinicians; 7 clerical workers; a business manager, and regional director. Billing and Financial Services For information on treatment costs, insurance, resources if you are uninsured, and payment options, click here. Assessment & Diagnosis Detoxification IP Treatment Partial Hospitalizaton Outpatient Peer Recovery Support How do you know if you or someone you care about has an addiction? Contact us for a free, confidential assessment. Our team will contact you within one business day to discuss the issues you or your loved one are experiencing and how Western Montana Mental Health Center can get you the help you deserve. Get Help Now IMAT Integrated Medication Assisted Treatment (IMAT) Opioid Mission, Vision, and Values Our Mission: To build thriving communities through compassionate, whole-person, expert care. Our Vision: We are the premiere community provider, employer and partner in comprehensive behavioral health services. Our Values: Empathy. Integrity. Respect. Growth About Since we opened our doors in 1971, we have been driven by the unwavering goal of providing behavioral healthcare that meets the needs of the people we serve throughout Western Montana. We’ve stayed true to our commitment to providing person-centered and evidence-based care in community settings. We’ve remained dedicated to doing what is right, not what is easy or profitable. We have fulfilled our unique role – as a licensed community-based mental health center – to be Western Montana’s behavioral healthcare “safety net." We tirelessly advocate for the rights of individuals to have access to integrated services that help people overcome despair and choose hope. The only thing that has changed since our inception almost 50 years ago is how much we’ve grown. From service delivery provided in 5 counties by 20 staff, we now have almost 800 employees serving over 15,000 clients in 15 counties. We have a much more comprehensive offering of services, with 25 programs to meet the needs of people across the continuum of age and need. And, since 2016, we now have the capability of providing services using telemedicine technology, meaning better access for clients and more effective use of scarce resources. All clinical services are reviewed and licensed annually by the State of Montana. Special grants are available to offset the cost of services for consumers who are financially eligible. Services are billed to Insurance, Medicaid, Grants, and self. Governance Western Montana Mental Health Center operates as a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, public purpose corporation (501)(c)(3). The Board of Directors meets monthly to assure effective governance and administration of all Center interests. The public is invited to attend meetings. Participating counties include: Flathead, Sanders, Lake, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli, Granite, Powell, Deer Lodge, Silver Bow, Gallatin, Madison and Park. History Originally, the State Department of Institutions funded and administered five community mental health clinics in the state. One of the clinics was located in Missoula and was housed in the basement of the Student Health Center at the University of Montana. This clinic, with a staff of six, was responsible for serving the counties of Western Montana. Services were almost exclusively outpatient and, due to the limited staff, outreach efforts throughout the Region were very minimal. The expectation was that clients would commute to Missoula where services would be provided within the clinic. There are old records suggesting that the clinic opened in 1942. Employees of this clinic were all staff members of the State of Montana and they answered directly to the superintendent of the Warm Springs State Hospital. There was considerable isolation of the staff as direct contact with the State Hospital was minimal. Federal Involvement Montana's interest in the development of comprehensive community mental health centers was sparked by the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health that was established by Congress under the Mental Health Study Act of 1955. Montana received funds to study its mental health needs and resources, and for a five-year period, effort was devoted towards the development of a plan which would provide effective services to the residents of Montana. With the passage of federal staffing and construction grant programs by Congress in 1963, the Montana State legislature passed complementary bills which enabled the State to become a responsible partner with the federal government in the establishment of regional mental health centers. Five mental health regions were established within the state and Boards, comprised of a county commissioner from each county within the Region, designated as the authority for governance of the community-based mental health programs. On July 15, 1969, the Western Montana Regional Community Mental Health Center Board submitted to the National Institute of Mental Health an application requesting federal staffing grant funds under the provision of Public Law 89-105. The program was approved on September 1, 1969. Western initiated services on January 1, 1971, utilizing local, state, and federal funds. Offices were opened in Ravalli, Lake, Sanders, Flathead and Lincoln Counties, in addition to the existing Missoula-based outpatient office. The original (1971) staff numbered 20 including: 11 clinicians; 7 clerical workers; a business manager, and regional director. Billing and Financial Services For information on treatment costs, insurance, resources if you are uninsured, and payment options, click here. Pregnant Chronic Pain Relapse TESTIMONIALS “The best decision I have made for my life…..” – Jeanette ​ “Thank you all at RCM. This is a great program…… you are life savers and have meant the world to me and my family…..” Todd ​ “RCM is an absolutely amazing place. Open up to the program and everyone here; you will gain another family, but more importantly, you will find yourself again… ” – Nate ​ “Time at RCM can truly be life changing. Trust the process, trust yourself, and embrace the opportunities presented to you.” – Elaine ​ “Thank you Recovery Center! I have renewed hope in my ability to stay sober. I can see a future and dreams that are possible once again. One step at a time…. “- Amber ​ “Thank you RCM staff – I have never met a group of people so dedicated to helping others…..” -Brian About Recovery Center Missoula Mission, Vision, and Values Our Mission: To build thriving communities through compassionate, whole-person, expert care. Our Vision: We are the premiere community provider, employer and partner in comprehensive behavioral health services. Our Values: Empathy. Integrity. Respect. Growth About Since we opened our doors in 1971, we have been driven by the unwavering goal of providing behavioral healthcare that meets the needs of the people we serve throughout Western Montana. We’ve stayed true to our commitment to providing person-centered and evidence-based care in community settings. We’ve remained dedicated to doing what is right, not what is easy or profitable. We have fulfilled our unique role – as a licensed community-based mental health center – to be Western Montana’s behavioral healthcare “safety net." We tirelessly advocate for the rights of individuals to have access to integrated services that help people overcome despair and choose hope. The only thing that has changed since our inception almost 50 years ago is how much we’ve grown. From service delivery provided in 5 counties by 20 staff, we now have almost 800 employees serving over 15,000 clients in 15 counties. We have a much more comprehensive offering of services, with 25 programs to meet the needs of people across the continuum of age and need. And, since 2016, we now have the capability of providing services using telemedicine technology, meaning better access for clients and more effective use of scarce resources. All clinical services are reviewed and licensed annually by the State of Montana. Special grants are available to offset the cost of services for consumers who are financially eligible. Services are billed to Insurance, Medicaid, Grants, and self. Governance Western Montana Mental Health Center operates as a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, public purpose corporation (501)(c)(3). The Board of Directors meets monthly to assure effective governance and administration of all Center interests. The public is invited to attend meetings. Participating counties include: Flathead, Sanders, Lake, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli, Granite, Powell, Deer Lodge, Silver Bow, Gallatin, Madison and Park. History Originally, the State Department of Institutions funded and administered five community mental health clinics in the state. One of the clinics was located in Missoula and was housed in the basement of the Student Health Center at the University of Montana. This clinic, with a staff of six, was responsible for serving the counties of Western Montana. Services were almost exclusively outpatient and, due to the limited staff, outreach efforts throughout the Region were very minimal. The expectation was that clients would commute to Missoula where services would be provided within the clinic. There are old records suggesting that the clinic opened in 1942. Employees of this clinic were all staff members of the State of Montana and they answered directly to the superintendent of the Warm Springs State Hospital. There was considerable isolation of the staff as direct contact with the State Hospital was minimal. Federal Involvement Montana's interest in the development of comprehensive community mental health centers was sparked by the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health that was established by Congress under the Mental Health Study Act of 1955. Montana received funds to study its mental health needs and resources, and for a five-year period, effort was devoted towards the development of a plan which would provide effective services to the residents of Montana. With the passage of federal staffing and construction grant programs by Congress in 1963, the Montana State legislature passed complementary bills which enabled the State to become a responsible partner with the federal government in the establishment of regional mental health centers. Five mental health regions were established within the state and Boards, comprised of a county commissioner from each county within the Region, designated as the authority for governance of the community-based mental health programs. On July 15, 1969, the Western Montana Regional Community Mental Health Center Board submitted to the National Institute of Mental Health an application requesting federal staffing grant funds under the provision of Public Law 89-105. The program was approved on September 1, 1969. Western initiated services on January 1, 1971, utilizing local, state, and federal funds. Offices were opened in Ravalli, Lake, Sanders, Flathead and Lincoln Counties, in addition to the existing Missoula-based outpatient office. The original (1971) staff numbered 20 including: 11 clinicians; 7 clerical workers; a business manager, and regional director. Billing and Financial Services For information on treatment costs, insurance, resources if you are uninsured, and payment options, click here. Recovery is not only possible, it is essential. Get the help you deserve. Adult SUD Application Insurance & Payment What to Expect Get Help Now All information submitted is 100% confidential. Assessment & Diagnosis | Detoxification- Withdrawal Management | Inpatient Treatment | Partial Hospitalization | Outpatient | Peer Recovery Support | IMAT | Opioid Use | Chronic Pain | Relapse

  • Prevention Services | WMMHC

    Prevention Services WMMHC prevention services promote wellness through interventions that educate and support communities. Our prevention specialists work in various capacities with members from many different groups in their communities. Together, we work to make our community drug-free and healthy. REQUEST A PRESENTATION Reach out to our Prevention Specialists and schedule a presentation for your school or group. Call 406-541-0024 PARENT RESOURCES Information for Montana parents to address a variety of challenges and support your child's success. Learn More > GET THE TOOLS Download one of our toolkits for information on identifying the signs of substance use, what you can do today and access to local resources. Learn More > Making A Difference WMMHC Prevention Services was developed to teach Montana's youth skills for resisting social influences, impacting drug-related attitudes and norms, and promoting personal management skills. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of youth throughout Montana. 􏰛􏰎􏰑􏰍􏰍􏰛 According to the Statewide 2020 Montana Prevention Needs Assessment 71.2% of Montana students have NOT had an alcoholic beverage to drink in the past 30 days 82.5% of Montana students have NOT had 5 or more drinks of alcohol in a row in the past 30 days 85.8% of Montana students have NOT used cannabis (marijuana) in the last 30 days 1 98.8% of Montana students have NOT used methamphetamines in the last 30 days 96.2% of Montana youth have NOT taken prescription medication without a doctor telling them to in the past 30 days Prevention Programs WMMHC offers many effective substance use prevention programs that can be implemented in various settings. Prevention programs can involve an individual or group in a family, school, law enforcement, or community setting. WMMHC substance use prevention programs focus both on environmental and community factors. Mission, Vision, and Values Our Mission: To build thriving communities through compassionate, whole-person, expert care. Our Vision: We are the premiere community provider, employer and partner in comprehensive behavioral health services. Our Values: Empathy. Integrity. Respect. Growth About Since we opened our doors in 1971, we have been driven by the unwavering goal of providing behavioral healthcare that meets the needs of the people we serve throughout Western Montana. We’ve stayed true to our commitment to providing person-centered and evidence-based care in community settings. We’ve remained dedicated to doing what is right, not what is easy or profitable. We have fulfilled our unique role – as a licensed community-based mental health center – to be Western Montana’s behavioral healthcare “safety net." We tirelessly advocate for the rights of individuals to have access to integrated services that help people overcome despair and choose hope. The only thing that has changed since our inception almost 50 years ago is how much we’ve grown. From service delivery provided in 5 counties by 20 staff, we now have almost 800 employees serving over 15,000 clients in 15 counties. We have a much more comprehensive offering of services, with 25 programs to meet the needs of people across the continuum of age and need. And, since 2016, we now have the capability of providing services using telemedicine technology, meaning better access for clients and more effective use of scarce resources. All clinical services are reviewed and licensed annually by the State of Montana. Special grants are available to offset the cost of services for consumers who are financially eligible. Services are billed to Insurance, Medicaid, Grants, and self. Governance Western Montana Mental Health Center operates as a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, public purpose corporation (501)(c)(3). The Board of Directors meets monthly to assure effective governance and administration of all Center interests. The public is invited to attend meetings. Participating counties include: Flathead, Sanders, Lake, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli, Granite, Powell, Deer Lodge, Silver Bow, Gallatin, Madison and Park. History Originally, the State Department of Institutions funded and administered five community mental health clinics in the state. One of the clinics was located in Missoula and was housed in the basement of the Student Health Center at the University of Montana. This clinic, with a staff of six, was responsible for serving the counties of Western Montana. Services were almost exclusively outpatient and, due to the limited staff, outreach efforts throughout the Region were very minimal. The expectation was that clients would commute to Missoula where services would be provided within the clinic. There are old records suggesting that the clinic opened in 1942. Employees of this clinic were all staff members of the State of Montana and they answered directly to the superintendent of the Warm Springs State Hospital. There was considerable isolation of the staff as direct contact with the State Hospital was minimal. Federal Involvement Montana's interest in the development of comprehensive community mental health centers was sparked by the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health that was established by Congress under the Mental Health Study Act of 1955. Montana received funds to study its mental health needs and resources, and for a five-year period, effort was devoted towards the development of a plan which would provide effective services to the residents of Montana. With the passage of federal staffing and construction grant programs by Congress in 1963, the Montana State legislature passed complementary bills which enabled the State to become a responsible partner with the federal government in the establishment of regional mental health centers. Five mental health regions were established within the state and Boards, comprised of a county commissioner from each county within the Region, designated as the authority for governance of the community-based mental health programs. On July 15, 1969, the Western Montana Regional Community Mental Health Center Board submitted to the National Institute of Mental Health an application requesting federal staffing grant funds under the provision of Public Law 89-105. The program was approved on September 1, 1969. Western initiated services on January 1, 1971, utilizing local, state, and federal funds. Offices were opened in Ravalli, Lake, Sanders, Flathead and Lincoln Counties, in addition to the existing Missoula-based outpatient office. The original (1971) staff numbered 20 including: 11 clinicians; 7 clerical workers; a business manager, and regional director. Billing and Financial Services For information on treatment costs, insurance, resources if you are uninsured, and payment options, click here.

  • Board of Directors | Western Montana Mental Health Center | Montana

    Board of Directors Officers Jean Curtiss, Past Chair Kyle Waterman, Chair Thomas McGuire, Vice-Chair Jennifer McCully, Secretary and Treasurer ​ ​ Board Members Gale Decker Dan Huls

  • Path of Patience | Western Montana Mental Health Center | Montana

    Path of Patience Honoring the Journey of Recovery For most, these dates represent the first steps along the path, for some the last May you find inspiration in those that came before A big congratulations to you in your journey of recovery! Recovery Center Missoula's commemorative brick program recognizes the important accomplishments of Alumni who have achieved a year or more in recovery. The Path of Patience is located in the center's courtyard, parallel to the sidewalk. The path started with all who donated to support the center and has evolved to honor those on the path of recovery while providing messages of strength, hope, and courage to others. At the time of your one-year celebration, we are proud to gift you a brick on the Path of Patience. Your brick will be engraved with your message, your recovery/sobriety date, and your first name or not – it's totally up to you. Each brick is 4×12" and can be engraved with up to three (3) lines of fifteen (15) characters per line. ​ To have your brick engraved, please complete the form below. Our staff will contact you and invite you to the 'Place It' gathering. This event honors all those who will be placing their brick this cycle. It is a beautiful opportunity to come together with family, friends, staff, and other alums to eat, catch up, and place your brick on the Path of Patience. ​ We look forward to seeing you and honoring your journey of recovery! Blessings, Recovery Center Staff

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