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Let’s Talk About Sex… Education!

Overall, Americans agree that sex ed should be taught in schools. It doesn’t matter whether the group polling is a more conservative or a more liberal group – they all come to the same conclusion – teach it: 2009 Fox News Poll: 90% - high schoolers should get info. about pregnancy and contraception, 75% - [...]

2018-09-18T15:57:16+00:00September 18th, 2018|Fundraising|

Patient Stories: Janine, the AmeriCorps VISTA

Janine was a HAVEN AmeriCorps VISTA from 2015 - 2017 and used Bridgercare for her healthcare needs during her time in Bozeman. This is her story. --- I moved to Bozeman in January 2015 from Long Island, New York to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA at HAVEN. HAVEN is Gallatin County’s domestic violence organization, a [...]

2018-08-31T16:46:40+00:00August 31st, 2018|Clinic Services, Patient Stories|

LGBTQ+ Local Resources

The following resources were recommended by members of the LGBTQ+ Community, but further feedback on their services would be appreciated. To provide feedback or add a resource to this list, please call or email Cami Armijo-Grover, Community Outreach Specialist at Bridgercare, at (406) 587-0681 ext. 113 or carmijo@bridgercare.org. (Copy and Paste Version below) [...]

2018-08-08T14:44:49+00:00August 8th, 2018|Education and Parent Resources|

Bridgercare Protests Proposed Gag Rule

On June 26th, Bridgercare ED Stephanie McDowell joined Planned Parenthood and other reproductive rights advocates in Billings to protest the proposed Gag Rule. The proposed Gag Rule would make it it illegal for doctors, nurses, hospitals, community health centers, and any other provider in the Title X program to tell patients how they can safely and legally [...]

2018-07-12T15:19:49+00:00July 12th, 2018|Political|

Who Run The World?

Girls! In a time where each daily news story unveils yet another attack on reproductive health and social justice issues, today we wanted to write a different kind of story – one of hope and a brighter future. Enjoy. What does it mean to be a Peer Educator? Since there is no standardized sexual health [...]

2018-06-28T13:50:18+00:00June 28th, 2018|Education and Parent Resources, Political|

Staff Spotlight: Meet Rebecca (Clinical Assistant)

Meet Rebecca: I graduated from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD in 2014 with a B.A. in philosophy and liberal arts. Before deciding to pursue a career in medicine, I worked as a high school teacher in Phoenix and spent several seasons doing wilderness conservation work with the Park Service and Forest Service throughout the Rocky [...]

2018-06-05T16:28:38+00:00June 5th, 2018|Clinic Services, Our Staff|

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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00February 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 [...]

2018-07-05T13:00:28+00:00February 8th, 2018|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|