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 know:
Telehealth Appointments: We offering appointments via Telehealth! This is a virtual appointment with your provider using video & audio from a phone or computer. If you’re not too sure how this works, you’re not alone! Many of us are new to Telehealth, so check out this video for a step-by-step description. Your provider will determine if you also need to come into the clinic for care.
In-Person Appointments: For certain kinds of services, we may ask you to come into the clinic. During in-person visits, both the patient and all staff will wear masks provided by Bridgercare. We will also give you instructions on how we can keep you and the staff safe and healthy during your visit.
Teen Clinic: Teen Clinic is still happening every week! As always, it offers free, confidential appointments for teens on Mondays. The time has been slightly adjusted to 3 PM – 5 PM. Visits are done first via Telehealth, and for certain services, we may then ask you to come into the clinic. It’s still first come, first serve: just call between 3 to 5 PM (the earlier the better!) to reserve a slot.
IUDs and Nexplanons: We are offering IUD and Nexplanon inserts, removals and replacements! First, you’ll have a visit via Telehealth to discuss medical history, benefits, side effects, risks, and questions. We’ll also give you instructions for the day of the procedure. Then you’ll schedule an in-person appointment for the insertion, removal or replacement.
Depo Provera: Do you use the Depo shot as your birth control method? Introducing Drive-Thru Depo. Call the front desk to schedule your appointment or schedule online.
Curbside Pickup: We’re offering curbside pickup for condoms, emergency contraception, and birth control refills! Simply park outside the clinic, call the front desk, and someone will bring down these materials to your vehicle. (We still need at least 24 hours of notice of birth control refills though, so be sure to order them ahead of time!).
Annual Wellness Exams: We are asking that non-emergent preventative exams be delayed at this time. However, if we have diagnosed you with abnormal paps in the past and you require a follow-up pap, we may request that you return to the clinic for a screening.
Bridgercare Hours: We have adjusted our hours to 8:45 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
Insurance and Medicaid: We accept all patients, whether you have insurance, Medicaid or no insurance! We can also help you apply for Medicaid (if you’ve been laid off or had hours reduced, you may be eligible). Clinic Coordinator Tracie is our all-things-insurance expert and can assist you in determining your options and applying. Call Tracie at 406-587-0681 ext. 120 or email at email@example.com to get in touch.
We know that this is not a comprehensive list of changes and services! So if you have any concerns or questions, please give the Front Desk a call at 406-587-0681.
Wishing you and your loved ones wellness and rest during these stressful times.