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  • Scheduled Medication Form | WMMHC

    Scheduled Medication Form Please complete the electronic form below. All fields marked ( * ) are required fields. All information submitted on our website is private and confidential. Your treatment experience is strictly private and confidential, protected by federal and state law. If you need assistance in filling out our intake paperwork call 406-541-0024 ​ To complete the form by hand: Please call 406-541-0024 to request a paper form be mailed to you. You may also download this form , scan and return by Email: referrals@wmmhc.org or Mail to: Western Montana Mental Health Center 1321 Wyoming St, Missoula, MT 59801 Please wait while we load your form

  • 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 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 >

  • Prevention Toolkit | WMMHC

    Prevention Toolkits WMMHC Prevention Services Team has developed evidence-based toolkits to help parents, caregivers, and friends identify the signs of substance use in someone they care about, what they can do to help, and contact information for your local Montana prevention specialists. ​ These toolkits are free for distribution and can be used by anyone, with attribution. Toolkits are intended only as a guide and are not a substitute for emergency, clinical, or professional care. No toolkit can cover every scenario or be specific to any person. For questions on toolkits, to request guidelines for other conditions, or to request specific lectures or training sessions, please get in touch with us. BINGE DRINKING Download METHAMPHETAMINE (CRYSTAL METH) Download OPIOIDS Download CANNABIS (MARIJUANA) Download VAPING Download Prevention Services Home >> Tool Kit References >> Parent Resources Parent / Caregiver Resources Youth Connections Youth Connections Lincoln County Unite for Youth Coalition Lincoln County Unite for Youth Coalition MT Prevention Needs Assessment MT Prevention Needs Assessment BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Youth Risk Behavior Survey Youth Risk Behavior Survey CONNECT Electronic Referral System CONNECT Electronic Referral System PAX Tools PAX Tools SAMHSA (Talk. They Hear You.) SAMHSA (Talk. They Hear You.) NIDA NIDA Parenting Montana Parenting Montana DPHSS DPHHS Prevention

  • Forms & Policies | Western Montana Mental Health Center | Montana

    Our Forms & Policies 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. Hope Meaningful Life Choices Better Outcomes ​ Finding help may seem difficult, and we're here for you. High-quality, caring, compassionate, and confidential care is available to you. ​ New Client Application | Client Acknowledgement | Records Request | Release of Information- Substance Abuse Disorder | Release of Information- Mental Health | HIPPA Statements | Client Rights | Grievance Procedure | Consent for Treatment | Smoking & Weapons Policy

  • Release of Information-SUD | WMMHC

    Release of Information-SUD Please complete the electronic form below. All fields marked ( * ) are required fields. All information submitted on our website is private and confidential. Your treatment experience is strictly private and confidential, protected by federal and state law. If you need assistance in filling out our intake paperwork call 406-541-0024 ​ To complete the application by hand: Please call 406-541-0024 to request a paper form be mailed to you. You may also download this form , scan and return by Email: referrals@wmmhc.org or Mail to: Western Montana Mental Health Center 1321 Wyoming St, Missoula, MT 59801 Please wait while we load your form

  • Prevention Specialists | Western Montana Mental Health | Montana

    Prevention Specialists Prevention specialists work with communities to reduce youth substance use or misuse through education on risk and protective factors that affect youth development and through the planning, implementing, and evaluating policies and programs that promote protective factors and reduce risk factors. Everything is done to encourage our youth's health and well-being and provide them with opportunities for success. ​ To request a presentation or to learn more about prevention services in your area, contact a Prevention Specialists in your County. Learn About Prevention Services Prevention Toolkits

  • Who We Are | Western Montana Mental Health Center | Montana

    Who We Are Western Montana Mental Health provides comprehensive behavioral health services to people of all ages facing mental health and substance use disorders. We meet you where you are, and we do not turn away. ​ We are here for those who need the kind of care that only we can provide, the way we provide it, where we provide it. ​ We are here to support every person’s potential to dream more, achieve more, and be more. ​ We are here to provide access to hope, meaningful life choices, and better outcomes. ​ At Western Montana Mental Health Center, we meet people where they are, and we do not turn away. Mission & Vision Our Mission Our Mission: At WMMHC our mission is to build thriving communities through compassionate, whole-person, expert care. ​ Our Vision: Our vision is to serve as a premiere community provider, employer, and partner in comprehensive behavioral health services. Our Values: Empathy. Integrity. Respect. Impact About 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. As a licensed community-based mental health center, we have fulfilled our unique role – 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. Provided by staff representing a diverse mix of skills and backgrounds, 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 can now provide services using telemedicine technology, meaning better access for clients and more effective use of scarce resources. History History Initially, the State Department of Institutions funded and administered five community mental health clinics. 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 team, outreach efforts throughout the Region were 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 Federal Involvement Montana's interest in developing comprehensive community mental health centers was sparked by the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health that Congress established under the Mental Health Study Act of 1955. Montana received funds to study its mental health needs and resources, and for five years, effort was devoted to the development of a plan that would provide adequate 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 that enabled the State to become a responsible partner with the federal government in establishing 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, Lincoln Counties, and the existing Missoula-based outpatient office. The original (1971) staff numbered 20, including 11 clinicians, seven clerical workers, a business manager, and a regional director. Meet Our Leaders Meet Our Board Contact Us Mission & Vision | About | History | Federal Involvement

  • 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

  • Our Stories | Western Montana Mental Health Center | Montana

    Our Stories Our stories of hope , meaningful life choices and wonderful outcomes . Joe's Story "So I was basically ready to just OD and die. This, from somebody who was given everything." Read More Laura's Story "They did try to commit me to Warm Springs, which was really ironic, because I was there with the same people and the judge who I worked with when I committed people to the state hospital before." Read More Brandi's Story "Fear has always crippled me. Then I learned that courage is not the lack o fear, but acting in spite of it." Read More Lisa's Story "They took my kids away. I wanted to break the cycle of addiction and dysfunction for my family." Read More George's Story "I pretty much committed myself. I said to them, I don't have nothing else to do, I think I just got fired." Read More Caleb's Story "I was afraid that I wouldn't have fun again when I was in treatment." Read More

  • Treatment for Drug & Alcohol Addiction | 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. Adults Living with Substance Use Disorders Western Montana Mental Health Center offers programs and treatment options for adults suffering from addiction to alcohol or drugs, also known as Substance Use Disorders (SUD). All SUD services use evidenced-based interventions to promote a healing recovery process for clients and their families. ​ ​ Adult Substance Use Application The Journey to Recovery Begins Here Western Montana Mental Health Center 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 assessm ent, medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD), residential housing, individual therapy, group therapy, and community support. ​ Adult 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. How do you know if you or someone you care about has an addiction? Contact us to for a free confidential assessment. Our team will contact you within 1 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 Substance Use Facts 1 in 7 Americans will misuse alcohol and/or drugs in their lifetime 3 Recovery is not only possible, it is essential. Get the help you deserve. Substance Use Application Insurance & Payment What to Expect Get Help Now All information submitted is 100% confidential. 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 ​ ACT (DUI) Program | Misdemeanor Dangerous Drug (MDD) Services | Outpatient Programs | Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) | Inpatient Substance Use Disorder | Community Prevention Services ​ ​ Outpatient Programs | Community Prevention Services | Missoula Flagship Program ​

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