What do I do if I’m in crisis?
The Help Center hotline is the best place to start if you are in crisis. The Help Center can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by dialing 211. At the Help Center there is always somebody to listen and to direct you to the most appropriate community resources. If you feel you are in a life-threatening situation, please call 911.
Located on the Gallatin Mental Health Center campus, Hope House is a 24-hour crisis-stabilization facility that offers support in a safe environment. For more information about crisis stabilization at Hope House, call our main office at 556-6500.
How do I start services at Gallatin Mental Health Center?
To get started with services at GMHC, interested clients can call to schedule an initial evaluation. No referral is necessary to make an appointment. This evaluation, called an intake, helps the GMHC clinical staff determine what your mental health needs may be. Depending upon this assessment, the therapist completing your intake will refer you to available, appropriate and desired services at GMHC and throughout the community to best meet your needs. Call 556-6500 to speak with our intake coordinator and to schedule an appointment.
What payment options do you accept/offer?
Gallatin Mental Health Center accepts private insurance, including but not limited to Blue Cross Blue Shield, Allegiance, and AETNA. GMHC cannot guarantee what your insurance will cover. Coverage for services varies widely so please contact your insurance company if you have questions about your mental health care benefits.
Limited-income clients (even those with insurance) may also qualify for Montana’s Mental Health Services Plan (MHSP), a state-run insurance program. If you are interested in applying for MHSP, you will be asked to provide proof-of-income, or zero-income verification. To receive ongoing coverage through MHSP you must also clinically qualify; our staff will determine your clinical eligibility.
For limited-income clients who do not clinically qualify for MHSP, we offer a sliding-fee scale.
GMHC also accepts Medicaid, Medicare and Veteran’s Administration clients. If you are a veteran, please contact the local VA and request a referral before seeking services.
What should I expect during my first evaluation?
An intake assessment usually lasts 60 to 90 minutes. During the evaluation you will meet face-to-face with a member of our therapy team, who will talk with you about your reasons for seeking services, gather your psycho-social history, and help you to begin the treatment planning process. Together you and the intake therapist will determine your best options; the therapist can then refer you to the most appropriate services. If you decide to pursue outpatient therapy, medication management or case management services with GMHC, the intake therapist will make those appointments and referrals following your evaluation.
Do you coordinate with my other healthcare providers, family and friends?
GMHC will identify and review with you any formal and informal supports as part of your initial evaluation and coordinate care regularly.
If I am coming in to establish services, what should I bring?
Please bring some form of identification (driver’s license, Social Security card, passport, birth certificate or military ID card), and your insurance card if you have private insurance. If you are interested in applying for any of our limited-income programs, please bring proof-of-income in the form of pay stubs or tax-returns.
Where are you located?
Our main office in Bozeman is located at 699 Farmhouse Lane, off of Haggerty Lane (we are no longer on Wilson). Just take Main Street towards the hospital and make a right on Haggerty – which is just after Highland Boulevard. If you are coming from Livingston, take the Main Street exit and make your first left onto Haggerty. Farmhouse Lane is at the top of the hill on the right; most of our services are offered in the Outpatient Services building.
Belgrade therapy office
Beginning July 22, 2013, our Belgrade office will be at a NEW LOCATION, located in the B.R.U.C.E. Industrical Park, 189 Industrial Drive. Click here for a map and detailed directions.
Ennis therapy office
The building the office is located in is a non-descript, one story tan building called “Madison Square” It is the same building that the Ennis Athletic Club is in.
Our office is Suite “F”
There is no reception area, so if the door is shut, please wait in the common area and be assured your therapist will be with you at the top of the hour.
West Yellowstone therapy office
The West Yellowstone therapy office is located at 11 S. Electric Street, in the Community Health Partners Clinic building on the southeast corner of Yellowstone and Electric.
Who can become a client at GMHC?
Our Bozeman facility currently serves adults (age 18+) for all our services. We recently expanded our services to offer outpatient therapy for children and adolescents under age 18. GMHC’s West Yellowstone and Ennis offices serve both children and adults for outpatient therapy. We offer school-based therapy services through the Belgrade and Livingston school districts as part of the Comprehensive School and Community Treatment (CSCT)
program. GMHC is working on expanding its children’s services. Check back for updates!”
Where are your services provided?
Our main office is in Bozeman; we also provide psychiatric and therapy services in Livingston; and therapy services in Belgrade, Ennis and West Yellowstone. Crisis response services are provided throughout Gallatin, Park and Madison counties.
How is my donation utilized?
Donations from organizations and individuals are a crucial part of GMHC’s commitment to provide comprehensive services to individuals regardless of their ability to pay. In fiscal year 2012, GMHC provided over $327,000 in charity care to the greater Gallatin area. Thank you for your donations of money, time, energy, talent and food; they are greatly appreciated!
How can I help GMHC?
Donations of money are always appreciated and can be completed through our website via PayPal. Additionally, Hope House and Open Arms Drop-In Center are always in need of food and clothing. We also offer volunteer opportunities through the Drop-In Center. Please call GMHC at 556-6500 for details.
How many employees do you have?
GMHC currently employs 85 people in multiple programs throughout Gallatin County.
What are your sources of funding?
GMHC services are funded by Medicaid, Montana’s Mental Health Services Plan (MHSP), 72-hour Presumptive Eligibility, Medicare, private insurance, Veteran’s Administration, client fees, grants and donations.