Frequently Asked Questions
Is Providence Mental Health associated with the well-known hospital entity out of the northwest?
No. Providence Mental Health was created as a resource and gift for the Gallatin Valley. It is a locally owned and self-funded practice. We are not affiliated with any other practice or corporation. This practice was also created with the intent that it will be employee owned for future generations.
Why was the name “Providence” Mental Health chosen as the name of the practice?
When another person enters our life and we can share ourselves completely by pursuing honesty and self-confrontation to improve ourselves it can be life-changing. Being able to Improve our “negative internal narrative” with the help of trusted, safe, and confidential relationship – (a rare opportunity in life, even among those we love) is truly providential.
Does Providence Mental Health have medication services?
Yes. Our practice can provide pharmacological remedies for our clients to be used in conjunction with clinical therapy. We recognize that medication and therapy are most efficacious within a collaborative team effort which includes the client, the prescriber, the clinician, and family/guardian. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24497254
Is Providence Mental Health a 501c3 Nonprofit?
No. Providence Mental Health is fee for service and self-funded. PMH does however offer an income-based sliding scale for clients and families needing financial considerations.
What is the different between “mental illness” and “mental health”?
Part of our mission is to reduce the stigma of seeking help. Similar to physical health, every person has a level of mental health that changes and ebbs and flows. A person’s mental health can change throughout a day, week, month, or season. Essentially, mental health can be seen as “complexity management.” Mental health can differ and be situational during any lifetime – based on many factors and stressors, our external traumas, and physical-biological health. Mental health can be aided by a prudently prescribed medication regiment that is based on each separate individual’s physio-biology. Mental Illness is a life-persistent organic-brain or brain chemistry issue that can be brought on by a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), factors that are passed within family heredity, or neurodevelopmental factors, neurochemical factors, or brain structure anomalies. For the most part, all these challenges can be improved with mental health care that includes family support.
Does Providence Mental Health accept Medicaid and Medicare?
Yes. Providence Mental Health accepts Medicaid, Medicare and is contracted with most major insurance companies.
Providence Mental Health is proud to accept all major insurances, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Alternative contact information for emergency & crisis
situations can be found below:
406-586-3333 or 211
Montana Crisis Text Line
Text "MT" to 741741
Montana Suicide Prevention LIfeline
1-800-273- TALK (8255)
24 hrs/day 7 days/wk