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Like Mother, Like Daughter

Polly Story is a Bridgercare donor. Her daughter, Allie Ferguson, is a Bridgercare volunteer. Allie talked with her mom about what Bridgercare means for their family. --- Growing up on a ranch, my mom, Polly, was no stranger to conversations about family planning. At least when it came to the cows. As many Montanans know, [...]

2018-05-23T14:38:36+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Patient Stories, Political|

Welcome Dr. Melissa Casper!

Originally from Texas, I received my MD degree from the University of Texas-Houston and completed an Ob/Gyn residency at UT-Southwestern in Dallas.  After one year in private practice in Texas, my husband and I moved to Bozeman in 2001, where I continued practicing Ob/Gyn at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital.  After taking a break from medicine [...]

2018-05-16T17:18:06+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Clinic Services, New Clinic, Our Staff|

Bridgercare Reproductive Health Dictionary

Medical terms can seem foreign and confusing, especially if it’s been a few years since your high school Sex Ed class. Here at Bridgercare, we’ve compiled a glossary of terms commonly used in around the clinic to help you navigate your own reproductive health. Remember, knowledge is power! Cervix - The narrow passage from the [...]

2018-04-26T13:34:41+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

Give Big Fundraising Champion CHALLENGE!

You can help Bridgercare raise $50,000 in 24 hours! Between 6pm on Thursday, May 3rd, and 6pm on Friday, May 4th, get people to donate $10+ to your Champion Fundraiser page and win sweet prizes: - Raise $250+ and WIN a Bridgercare Corksicle Waterbottle! - Top 5 Fundraising Champions get special awards: -1st Place = [...]

2018-04-18T14:02:11+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Fundraising|

Bridgercare History Timeline

  Patient Numbers   1970   Title X Family Planning Program was enacted into law.  The Senate passed Title X unanimously, the house voted 298 to 32 to pass the bill, and President Richard Nixon signed it into law. 1972   Clinic opens above Western Drug as Gallatin Co. Family Planning. 1974 Dr. Sipple and [...]

2018-04-19T15:00:11+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Clinic Services, New Clinic|

Bridgercare’s 4 most popular birth control methods

NOTE: Most health insurance plans cover birth control, but with our sliding fee scale, even if you don't have insurance, you can still have your choice of affordable birth control! Combined Oral Contraceptives (“the Pill”) Pros: Highly effective if taken accurately Can help improve menstrual cramps and heavy bleeding Different combinations to choose from Cons: [...]

2018-03-09T13:11:32+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Clinic Services|

Smashing Records at Sweet Tooth Ball 2018!

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported Bridgercare's 2018 Sweet Tooth Ball! This year was by far our most well attended Ball ever! Through silent auction donations, food and drink donations, sponsorship, and people attending the event itself, we were able to raise $49,499.39 which will all be matched by an anonymous donor. With [...]

2018-02-13T17:24:56+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Clinic Services, Fundraising, New Clinic, Our Staff|

LGBTQ+ Healthcare Ally Training

According to a 2016 Gallup poll, approximately 4.1% of the US adult population self-identifies as belonging to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) community, with millennials being more than twice as likely as any other generation to identify as LGBT (7.3%). Unfortunately, there is a long history of anti-LGBT bias in healthcare which is a [...]

2018-02-08T15:14:53+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

Board Spotlight – Laura Brin

Meet Laura: I'm a Colorado native who now calls Montana home. I've dedicated my career to nonprofit work, with a particular passion for women's reproductive rights and girls' education. I believe these two things - access to sexual healthcare and access to education - can shift the cycle of poverty, particularly for women. I work [...]

2018-02-02T10:05:53+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Our Staff|

5 Habits to Keep Yourself Sexually Healthy in 2018

1. Annual Exams- I'm sure you're thinking... "Why go to the doctor if I'm not sick?" But in fact, studies have shown that by being proactive about your heath, & getting regular annual check-ups, you can actually keep yourself healthier, by preventing disease. For example, getting your blood pressure checked at your annual exam can give you [...]

2017-12-27T15:29:44+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

Bridgercare 101: What To Expect During Your Visit

We want to make sure you have all the information you need about our services. We don’t turn anyone away and making sure that you are healthy and comfortable is our priority. Here are commonly asked questions and an overview of what to expect from your visit at Bridgercare: The Exam How do I make [...]

2017-11-20T11:14:54+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Clinic Services|

La Parrilla Partnership Featuring Peer Ed!

La Parilla chose Bridgercare as its Charity Partner for all of 2017! This means that 50% of all La Pa profit will be donated to Bridgercare to support our new clinic, which is absolutely incredible. The other 50% of La Parilla's profits go back to their staff via a employee share program. Basically, La Pa [...]

2017-10-13T16:36:38+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Education and Parent Resources, Fundraising, New Clinic|