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Top 7 Things You Should Know About STIs

Did you know that according to the CDC in 2018, 1 in 5 people in the United States had an STI at any given time? And almost half of new STIs were among people aged 15-24 in the United States? It’s important to know, first and foremost, that most STIs are curable, and ALL are [...]

Why Men Should Care: Guest Column by Jerry Gossel

We are so excited to share this guest column from Jerry Gossel, a local community member and Bridgercare supporter!   I’m an older guy, actually a really old guy that Bridgercare asked to write a Blog about why I, as a male, care about birth control and why other males should also care. For anyone [...]

2021-05-19T14:01:05-06:00May 19th, 2021|Clinic Services, Humor|

Help DOUBLE Bridgercare’s Educational Capacity!

  First off, thank you for being a such a selfless, community-minded rockstar! Secondly, you understand that Gallatin Valley is experiencing a time of unprecedented growth and we are all feeling the effects. While Bridgercare is able to meet the growing demand for our sexual healthcare services, demand for educational services is quickly outpacing our [...]

2021-05-11T10:24:37-06:00May 4th, 2021|Education and Parent Resources, Fundraising|

Staff Spotlight: Catherine, RN

Hi, Catherine! Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I grew up in the Champlain Valley of Vermont. After graduating from the University of Vermont with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing, I decided to branch out and move to Montana. I’ve worked in several settings including pre-hospital medicine, acute care, surgical oncology, and [...]

2021-04-22T10:13:58-06:00April 22nd, 2021|Our Staff|

The Covid-19 Vaccines: Q & A with Dr. Casper

The Covid-19 vaccine will be open to all Montanans on April 1st! We sat down with our Medical Director, Dr. Melissa Casper, to answer some frequently asked questions about the Covid-19 vaccines.   If I get the COVID vaccine, am I actually getting COVID? None of the vaccines being offered in the U.S. use the [...]

2021-03-30T10:06:03-06:00March 29th, 2021|Education and Parent Resources, Our Staff|

Stay-at-Home Sweet Tooth Ball 2021: A huge success thanks to YOU!

In our wildest dreams, we never could have imagined how you and our whole community would step UP to make sure that sexual healthcare and education were accessible to all during these stressful times! Approximately 275 of you participated this year and raised over $55,000 for Bridgercare's patients in need! WOW WOW WOW! [...]

2021-02-26T14:36:22-07:00February 26th, 2021|Fundraising|

Miscarriage: The Unspoken Experience

I remember the first pregnancy test I ever took. I read the instructions four times (like it’s difficult to pee on a stick) and made myself count to 100 before looking at the results. And there it was - that beautiful plus sign that said I was pregnant. My husband and I had been trying [...]

2021-02-19T15:00:15-07:00February 19th, 2021|Education and Parent Resources|

Every Body Is Enough

As a young girl, I remember standing in the grocery store line looking at magazine covers with bodies plastered on the front, hoping I could look like that one day and as I got older, that comparison became more prevalent through the media I digested. There’s no doubt our culture is body centric, and while [...]

2021-01-08T11:48:19-07:00January 8th, 2021|Education and Parent Resources|

How Risky Is Getting Frisky?

It’s been eight months since the COVID-19 pandemic began and there’s still not a clear rule book on what to do, especially when it comes to sexual and romantic partnerships. Just like with the millions of other things in our lives we’ve had to change this past year, the pandemic has made us look at [...]

2020-12-17T12:47:24-07:00December 17th, 2020|Education and Parent Resources|

We need your help to provide no-cost mental health care!

Dear Bridgercare advocate,   Long before the pandemic, mental health was falling behind in Montana. For years, our state has consistently ranked at the bottom for mental health resources with the fourth highest suicide rates in the country. Now, we are reckoning with a global pandemic. The spread of COVID19 has caused so much loss. [...]

2020-12-07T17:15:18-07:00December 3rd, 2020|Clinic Services, Fundraising, Patient Stories|

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|
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