The Urgent Mental Health Clinic provides short-term, urgent mental health care for crisis management and stabilization. We also offer a temporary bridge to community-based mental health services. We focus on short-term treatment and stabilization of patients when they are discharged from the hospital, emergency department or for those who need care prior to establishing a full-time psychiatrist.
The Urgent Mental Health Clinic is the only dedicated advanced-access mental health clinic in Western Montana and offers services to anyone, regardless of ability to pay.
Same-Day and Next-Day Appointments Available
The Urgent Mental Health Clinic is an advanced-access clinic, meaning appointments for patients referred from an emergency department are available same-day or next day. For referrals from primary care or self-referrals, appointments are generally available within five business days.
Psychiatrists and medical staff at the Urgent Mental Health Clinic provide a psychiatric diagnostic interview examination for each new patient. Follow-up services include, but are not limited to:
- Outpatient psychiatry
- Medication management
- Outpatient psychotherapy
- Referrals to specialists
- Referrals for long-term mental health care
Providers at the Urgent Mental Health Clinic offer psychotherapy, the most well-known type of therapy, which involves one-on-one communication between you and your doctor or group psychotherapy involving families.
Our psychiatric nurse practitioners offer therapy and psychiatric medication management to help you get the right medication at the right time. We understand that everyone is unique and medications affect everyone differently. We focus on you, as an individual, to help manage your medications.
Preparing for Your Visit
Please provide at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule. That makes it easier for us to fit another patient into your original time slot. And, that helps shorten the wait time for future appointments. For repeated no-show appointments, a patient may be double-booked for future appointments in order to maintain quick scheduling access for all patients.
What to Bring
- Photo ID and insurance card
- Co-payment (if required by your insurance plan)
- Full list of current and previous medications with dosages (including over-the-counter supplements)
- Detailed history of symptoms, treatments and treatment facilities (including medical records, if available)
- List of questions, concerns
- Family member or close friend if you have difficulty with memory, history or subject matter