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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 [...]

2021-03-01T12:59:57-07:00July 29th, 2019|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

Where to Find Free Condoms 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 [...]

2021-09-14T12:16:52-06:00March 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 [...]

Patient Stories: Janine, the AmeriCorps VISTA

Janine was a HAVEN AmeriCorps VISTA from 2015 - 2017 and used Bridgercare for her healthcare needs during her time in Bozeman. This is her story. --- I moved to Bozeman in January 2015 from Long Island, New York to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA at HAVEN. HAVEN is Gallatin County’s domestic violence organization, a [...]

2018-12-10T13:19:40-07:00August 31st, 2018|Clinic Services, Patient Stories|

Staff Spotlight: Meet Rebecca (Clinical Assistant)

Meet Rebecca: I graduated from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD in 2014 with a B.A. in philosophy and liberal arts. Before deciding to pursue a career in medicine, I worked as a high school teacher in Phoenix and spent several seasons doing wilderness conservation work with the Park Service and Forest Service throughout the Rocky [...]

2018-06-05T16:28:38-06:00June 5th, 2018|Clinic Services, Our Staff|

Welcome Dr. Melissa Casper!

Originally from Texas, I received my MD degree from the University of Texas-Houston and completed an Ob/Gyn residency at UT-Southwestern in Dallas.  After one year in private practice in Texas, my husband and I moved to Bozeman in 2001, where I continued practicing Ob/Gyn at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital.  After taking a break from medicine [...]

2018-12-10T13:16:00-07:00May 16th, 2018|Clinic Services, New Clinic, Our Staff|

Bridgercare Reproductive Health Dictionary

Medical terms can seem foreign and confusing, especially if it’s been a few years since your high school Sex Ed class. Here at Bridgercare, we’ve compiled a glossary of terms commonly used in around the clinic to help you navigate your own reproductive health. Remember, knowledge is power! Cervix - The narrow passage from the [...]

2018-04-26T13:34:41-06:00April 26th, 2018|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

Bridgercare History Timeline

  Patient Numbers   1970   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. 1972   Clinic opens above Western Drug as Gallatin Co. Family Planning. 1974 Dr. Sipple and [...]

2018-12-10T13:14:45-07:00April 2nd, 2018|Clinic Services, New Clinic|

Bridgercare’s 4 most popular birth control methods

It can be frustrating, but it’s true: there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to birth control. Everyone has a different reaction to each method, which is why it’s important to talk with your medical provider about what you’re looking for! There are lots of different options out there, each with their own unique benefits and [...]

2021-03-01T12:57:20-07:00March 9th, 2018|Clinic Services|
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