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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|

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Disproportionate Impact on Females

Although both sexes are diagnosed with STIs at about the same rate, the disease impacts males and females differently. There are a few categories that play an important role in determining these differences including anatomy, lack of symptoms, long-term health effects, and complications during pregnancy and delivery. Everyone should be aware of these differences in [...]

2017-09-25T16:34:07+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Education and Parent Resources|

Health Insurance 101

Like most people, you probably have some questions!    Do I need it?  Having health insurance has traditionally been a way of protecting yourself against unexpected medical bills (similar to car insurance, where you pay for coverage with the hopes that you won't get in an accident, but if you do, you have protection.)  If [...]

2017-09-07T12:19:39+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Education and Parent Resources|

A shot that prevents cancer! A discussion of HPV and the Gardasil shot.

What is HPV? The human papilloma virus (HPV) is a group of more than 150 related viruses. Some types of HPV can cause genital warts while others can cause cancer. In both men and women, HPV can cause mouth/throat cancer and anal/rectal cancer. Men can also get penile cancer. In women, HPV can cause vulvar, [...]

2017-08-23T15:20:54+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Clinic Services|

Bates College “Sex Week”, a new model for the continuation of sexual health education in college?

Maddy Ekey is a Bozeman native and just graduated from Bates College in 2017! After her summer internship with Bridgercare in 2015, Maddy was instrumental in creating "Sex Week" at Bates College, which has now been adopted by the Office of Residence Life and Health Education as an important element of the Health Education curricula [...]

2017-08-09T14:33:48+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Education and Parent Resources|

Provider Spotlight – Sue Dolan

Meet Sue: I graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. I spent the first ten years of my career working with patients battling substance abuse addictions and mental health disorders.  I returned to school in the Northeast and graduated with my Masters in Physician Assistant Studies.  My husband, two children, and I [...]

2017-07-26T16:00:38+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Our Staff|