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Health Care Services in Montana

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The Montana Department of Public Health [1] and Human Services (DPHHS) is one of the agencies of the Montana Department of Healthexecutive branch of Montana. The Department administers healthcare facilities to help improve and protect the health and safety of the people of the state.

The Department consists of 12 divisions which consists of Addictive and Mental Disorders, Business and Financial Services, Child and Family Services, Child Support Enforcement, Developmental Services, Disability Employment and Transitions, Health Resources, Human and Community Services, Public Health and Safety, Quality Assurance, Senior and Long Term Care and Technology Services

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Hospitals in Montana


There are many well known hospitals in Montana which efficiently work for the benefit of the people of the region. The hospitals in Montana are well equipped with all the modern technologies. Some of the major hospitals of the Montana include:

Community Hospital of Anaconda

Located in historic Anaconda in Montana, the Community Hospital of Anaconda (CHA), has been serving theCommunity Hospital of Anaconda healthcare needs of the people since 1889. This hospital is recognized as the Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in America and also as the Baby Friendly Hospital.

Contact Details

Community Hospital of Anaconda
401 W. Pennsylvania Street
Anaconda, Montana 59711
Phone no: (406) 563-8500
Fax:  (406) 563-8565

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Fallon Medical ComplexFallon Medical Complex

Fallon Medical Complex is the only sole community health care provider for a rural population of the area. The services provided by the hospital includes 24-Hour Emergency Care, Outpatient Surgery and Anesthesia, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Stress Tests, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Telemedicine, Radiology, Laboratory, Skilled Nursing, Home Health, Dietary Services and Social Services.

Contact Details

Fallon Medical Complex
202 S. 4th Street W.
PO Box 820
Baker, MT 59313
Phone no: (406) 778-3331

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Big Sandy Medical Center

Big Sandy Medical Center

Big Sandy Medical Center is located 80 miles north of Great Falls in the community of Big Sandy. The services provided by the hospital includes Emergency care, Acute-care hospitalization, Laboratory testing, Radiology, Physical therapy, Skilled Nursing care and Long Term care.

Contact Details

Big Sandy Medical Center
166 Montana Ave East
PO Box 530
Big Sandy, Montana 59520
Phone no:  406-378-2189

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Pioneer Medical Center

The hospital is committed to offering quality health care services to the patients. The services offered by the hospital are Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Home, Rural Health Clinic, 24/7 Emergency Room, Rehabilitation, Hospice, Ambulance Service, Public Health and Assisted Living Facility.

Contact Details

Pioneer Medical Center
301 West 7th Avenue
PO Box 1228
Big Timber, MT 59011
Phone no: (406) 932-4603
Fax: (406) 932-5468

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Montana Medicaid


Medicaid in Montana

Montana Medicaid [2] is health care program for some low-income families of Montana. The Medicaid Program is run by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

Full Medicaid Members of Montana are eligible for all facilities that is covered by Medicaid if medically necessary.

The Basic Medicaid Members of Montana are not eligible for the Full Medicaid benefit. The services that the Basic Medicaid Members generally don’t get include audiology, durable medical equipment, dental and denturist, optometry and ophthalmology for routine eye exams, eyeglasses, personal care services, and hearing aids.

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Blood Banks in Montana


Blood banks in Montana

American Red Cross Biomedical Services plays an important role in the health care system of Montana. American Red Cross is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the nation.  Following are the various blood bank centers located in Montana are:

Helena Donor Center
3150 N Montana Ave STE B
Am Red Cross Donor Center Helena
Helena, MT 59602

Great Falls Donor Center
1300 28th Street South
Am Red Cross Donor Center Great Falls
Great Falls, MT 59405

Kalispell Donor Center
126 N Meridian Rd
Am Red Cross Donor Center Kalispell
Kalispell, MT 59901

Missoula Donor Center
2401 N Reserve St
Am Red Cross Donor Center Missoula
Missoula, MT 59808

The United Blood Services is a nonprofit community blood center in the United states which supplies blood and blood products to more than 500 hospitals in 18 states in the United States. The United Blood Services was established in the year 1943. Following are the various blood bank centers located in Montana are:

Billings
United Blood Services
1444 Grand Ave.
Billings, MT  59102
(406) 248-9168

Butte
United Blood Services
3745 Harrison Ave., Ste. F
Butte, MT  59701
(406) 723-3264

Montana Health care Programs


The Health Department of Montana has taken up different health care programs for the benefit of the people of Montana. Some of the Health care programs of Montana include:

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

This program is sponsored by the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program plays an important role in convincing the nutritional quality of food and snacks served to eligible adults and children who attend the non-residential child or adult care programs.

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State Health and Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

This program is a free health-benefits counseling and advocacy service program for Medicare beneficiaries and their families.

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Montana Cancer Control Program

This program encourages women of Montana to protect them from cervical cancer. The steps that should be taken to protect against cervical cancer are Get a Pap test, do not use tobacco and Talk to your doctor about any changes to your body.

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Healthy Montana Teen Parent Program

This program supports the services that work with pregnant and parenting teens. This support provided to them is training, funding, and technical assistance. The program helps teen mothers and fathers and also their children.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Health Department of Montana renamed the federal Food Stamp Program as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The main aim of the program is to provide supplemental food and nutrition assistance to low income people of the state.

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Health Statistics and Vital Records of Montana


The Vital Statistics Analysis unit (VSAU) of Montana together with the Office of Vital Statistics (OVS) and the State Registrar are responsible to collect and analyze data on vital events in Montana.

Montana Birth rates in 2013[3]

Total Number of births: 12,351

Montana Infant Mortality rates from 2009-2013[4]
  • Neonatal Deaths: 208
  • Post Neonatal Deaths 138
  • Total Infant Death rate: 5.7%
Top 10 Leading causes of Death in Montana in 2013[5]
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Unintentional Injury
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia
  • Kidney Disease

References:
    1. Montana Department of Health
    2. Montana Medicaid
    3. Montana Birth Rate
    4. Montana Infant Mortality Rate
    5. Leading causes of Death in Montana
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