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What the Affordable Care Act Means to Montana (and Bridgercare!)

What the heck is going on? The U.S. Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments on whether the ACA is constitutional. There are three ways they could rule on this… 1. That it is fully constitutional and is allowed to remain a law 2. it is completely unconstitutional and will go away completely 3. that certain [...]

2020-11-11T16:50:02-07:00November 11th, 2020|Clinic Services, Political|

We Are Grateful for YOU!

In 2020, you helped Bridgercare… Provide 8,201 visits.  4,921 patient visits received a discount on the sliding fee scale, which provided $310,073 worth of medical services at no cost to the patient Insert 539 IUDs and Nexplanons (which are >99% effective birth control methods) Pivot to offering care via telehealth throughout the stay at home [...]

What’s the Point of a Pap?

You’ve probably have heard of Pap smears, and that it’s important to get them on the reg. But lots of us don’t know why this test is so necessary! Although it seems a little mysterious and definitely a bit daunting, Pap smears should be on the radar for anyone who has a cervix. Knowing the [...]

2020-10-09T13:02:42-06:00October 9th, 2020|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

All Things Bridgercare survey: The results are in!

A few weeks ago, we asked you for your feedback, thoughts and ideas in the All Things Bridgercare survey. Thank you to all 86 of you who took the time to fill it out! We know survey fatigue is real, so thank you for pushing through the exhaustion for Bridgercare. AND even if you didn't have the [...]

2020-09-23T14:17:36-06:00September 23rd, 2020|Clinic Services, Our Staff, Patient Stories|

A Letter from Lily – Peer Ed needs your help!

Full transparency - this is a straight up fundraising blog post for our Peer Education/Sexual Health Education program, BUT BEFORE YOU LEAVE THIS PAGE, please know it was written by one of our Peer Educators Lily. Lily is truly an incredible young person and we really hope you will take a minute to listen to [...]

Get registered to vote from home with Forward Montana Foundation!

Have you met one our best friends, the Forward Montana Foundation?? We HAVE to introduce you! This amazing organization is all kinds of awesome: they educate, engage, and organize young Montanans to shape their democracy to improve their lives and the lives of fellow Montanans. Yes, PLEASE! Anyhow, one of the most important elections of [...]

2020-08-26T12:10:00-06:00August 26th, 2020|Political|

Kids Want Pizza Rolls, Not Gender Roles

Welcome to Part 2 of Gender Identity 101: Kids Want Pizza Rolls, Not Gender Roles! Every time I take my three year old to pretty much any store, we have to have the same conversation about how silly it is that there are separate aisles for “boy toys” and “girl toys.” Our world pressures kids [...]

2020-08-10T16:06:46-06:00August 10th, 2020|Education and Parent Resources|

Everything to Know About Teen Clinic

**Please note** Teens are encouraged to schedule an appointment ANYTIME, not just during Teen Clinic! While Teen Clinic is completely free, fees are based on income so there is a very good chance you will still pay little to nothing at all at an appointment outside of Teen Clinic. Every visit is completely confidential. Can’t make Teen Clinic? Schedule your appointment here!   Calling [...]

2020-07-30T12:27:26-06:00July 30th, 2020|Clinic Services|

Gender Identity 101: Knowing the Difference

I’ve always cared about righting what I see as injustices. But once my daughter, Lucy, was born, it became deeply personal. In the 3 ½ years since she was born, every time I hear of a child being harmed, neglected, bullied or mistreated, I think, “What if that was Lucy? She deserves better.” All children [...]

2020-07-21T13:38:38-06:00July 17th, 2020|Education and Parent Resources|

HAVEN + Bridgercare: Best Friends Forever!

Who is HAVEN: Bridgercare is beyond proud to sing the praise of our closest community partner – HAVEN! HAVEN first began serving our community in 1979. This amazing organization is committed to reducing the incidence and minimizing the impact of domestic abuse on families and communities. Their services include survivor advocacy, legal advocacy, individual counseling, [...]

2020-06-26T14:39:42-06:00June 26th, 2020|Fundraising|

Bridgercare Must Do Better: Black Lives Matter

Bridgercare must do better. For decades, we have prided ourselves in ensuring that the clinic is a safe, inclusive space for all patients. And in light of current events, we started drafting a letter yesterday in support for our local Black Bozeman community which you can read below. However, in the hours it took to [...]

2020-08-17T13:36:39-06:00June 3rd, 2020|Our Staff|

FAQ: Transcare at Bridgercare (Now With Telehealth!)

Here at Bridgercare, we offer services for people of all genders! The clinic is a welcoming space for who those who are transgender or gender nonconforming, and your name and pronouns will be used as you direct.   What is an appointment like? What if I’m not in Bozeman? Wherever you are in Montana, Bridgercare [...]

2020-05-21T15:37:08-06:00May 21st, 2020|Clinic Services|

Patient Stories in the Time of Covid-19

For many in our community, these are scary and uncertain times. Many of our patients live paycheck to paycheck, and now many have no paycheck at all. With Give Big right around the corner, we'd like to share the stories of some of our incredible patients with you. Due to Covid-19, Bridgercare will have an unexpected [...]

2020-05-04T14:50:12-06:00April 28th, 2020|Patient Stories|

#StayHome Staff Picks!

Looking for inspiration for the duration of quarantine? We’ve got you! One of the most important steps we can take right now is to stay home whenever possible. When we’re on our couch, just snackin’ and hangin’ out, we’re protecting our loved ones, neighbors, and community and helping to limit the spread of COVID-19. But, [...]

2020-04-13T09:07:27-06:00April 1st, 2020|Our Staff|

Bridgercare Updates on COVID-19

  Dear Bridgercare Community, First, please know this: we are here with you! We have made changes to adjust to the spread of Covid-19, but we are still offering services. Guidelines and restrictions are constantly evolving, and we want to make sure you are the loop on any changes.   Before scheduling, here’s what to [...]

2020-07-20T12:33:38-06:00March 16th, 2020|Clinic Services|
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