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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 [...]

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|

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|

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|

(Pre) Planning Pregnancy

To say my daughter was planned would be an understatement. When we were still dating, I told my now-husband that my greatest dream was to be a parent and if my nieces and nephews didn’t like him when they met him, it would be a signal that he wasn’t the one for me. Thankfully for [...]

And That’s a Wrap: The Decade In Review!

For the very last Bridgercare blog of the decade, we thought we’d reminisce on some of the amazing things that have happened for this little clinic in the 2010’s. And it’s all because of people like you, who have been there for Bridgercare every step of the way! Your support has made sure that compassionate [...]

2020-01-15T12:48:39-07:00December 30th, 2019|Clinic Services, New Clinic, Our Staff|

Why is Bridgercare Staying in Title X?

Many of you have heard that the federal administration has implemented the Gag Rule, and you may have heard that Bridgercare is staying in the Title X program. And you might have some questions. The Gag Rule is a policy from the current federal administration that affects the Title X program and those who rely [...]

2019-10-24T11:39:17-06:00September 27th, 2019|Clinic Services, Political|

The Miss-Conceptions of HPV: Not Just for “Misses”

What is HPV? A not-so-fun fact: Virtually every person who is sexually active will get Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) at some point in their life if they do not receive the vaccine. HPV is definitively THE most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, with 79 million people currently infected.  Every year, about 14 [...]

2019-08-28T13:44:25-06:00August 20th, 2019|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

LARCs: FAQ About the “Get it and Forget it” Methods

Starting with… what the heck is a LARC? Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (whew, it’s a mouthful) are birth control methods that last for years, are super effective, and require no action whatsoever aside from insertion and removal. It’s basically a long-term relationship with your birth control (that you can break up with whenever you please, because [...]

2019-11-21T13:14:29-07:00July 29th, 2019|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

Free Condoms? Where to Find Them in South-Central Montana

Throughout the United States, rates of sexually transmitted infection continue to rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that from 2013 to 2017, syphilis rates nearly doubled, chlamydia remained at record highs, and gonorrhea cases increased by 67%. The CDC estimates that 1.1 million people in the US have HIV, but 1 [...]

2019-09-18T10:03:47-06:00March 26th, 2019|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

Everything You Need To Know About The Birth Control Pill

So you’re in your appointment at Bridgercare, and you’ve decided that you want to use the birth control pill. They’re affordable, safe and effective (as long you take them every day at the same time). However, birth control pills aren’t all the same, so how do you and your provider decide which pill is the [...]

2019-03-13T10:58:05-06:00March 13th, 2019|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

Yasmine’s Story

My name is Yasmine Jarecke and I am a junior in the Nursing Program at Montana State University's Honors College. I grew up in Joliet, Montana, a little town of just over 600 people. My mother immigrated from Syria in 1967 and my dad is a photojournalist from Nebraska. While visiting family in Syria, I have [...]

2018-12-12T18:37:08-07:00December 12th, 2018|Clinic Services, Fundraising, Patient Stories|

Movember = Men’s Health Awareness Month

Did you know that the average man in the US dies 5 years earlier than the average women?! Men's average life expectancy is only 76 years, whereas the average woman in the US lives to be over 81 years old. We want to help men live longer, happier, healthier lives and that is why we [...]

2018-12-10T13:23:01-07:00November 8th, 2018|Clinic Services, Patient Stories|

2018 Gratitude Report

This past year has been full of tough challenges and memorable successes! We invite you to see what you all helped us accomplish in the last year... our 2018 Gratitude Report includes program info and stories from patients, donors, staff, and community members. AND there is a sneak peak about what Bridgercare is working on [...]

Native American Women Deserve Better

Access to sexual and reproductive healthcare is a basic human right. However, Native American women in Montana face numerous significant barriers to care. Indian Health Services (IHS) is chronically underfunded and understaffed. In Montana, an IHS clinic could be up to an hour and a half drive, and only 30% of local residents have personal [...]

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