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.
Clinic opens above Western Drug as Gallatin Co. Family Planning.
|1974||Dr. Sipple and Dr. Alvord see patients 1 evening a week.|
Moved to 14 S. Willson upstairs. Name changed to Family Planning of South-Central Montana.
|1977||Title X funding was 75-85% of income.|
Move to 111 S. Tracy. Add male “VD Screening” to clinic services.
|1982||Became member of the United Way.|
|1986||2,722||HIV Testing and Counseling Site designation.|
Name changed to Bridger Mountain Family Planning, Inc. First Mother/Daughter workshop.
Clinic gets first computer! Holds first Sweet Tooth Ball.
|1990||3,612||Move to Medical Arts Building at 300 N Willson Ave.|
Appointed STD Screening Site and sent out first Fundraising Letter.
Name changed to Bridger Clinic, Inc. and United Way Funding denied.
|1996||Began billing Third Party Insurance.|
CMX, original electronic patient management system, initiated. Clinic celebrated 25th anniversary.
Clinic began accepting credit cards and had internet access for the first time.
|2002||6,181||Budget exceed $1M mark.|
Bridger Clinic adopts the patient management system, Ahlers, and starts requesting income verification.
|2006||5,838||Upgraded phone system.|
|2010||5,732||All federal and state grants = 27% of budget.|
Bridger Clinic rebranded to Bridgercare and purchased Electronic Health Records (EHR) hardware.
|2012||5,459||Bridgercare started using EHR software, NextGen, and discontinued using paper charts.|
Board restructure from fundraising to governing; Start offering Colposcopy; ACA Mandate starts
All federal and state grants = 21% of budget. Completed 1st Strategic Planning.
|2016||4,910||Bridgercare started offering Trans care.|
Bridgercare moves from 300 N Willson Ave to new facility at 1288 N 14th Ave.
Bridgercare hires first GYN in over 10 years, Dr. Melissa Casper, and completed 2nd Strategic Planning. Stay tuned for exciting, new clinic services!