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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 [...]

2020-07-14T12:50:27-06:00March 9th, 2018|Clinic Services|

Smashing Records at Sweet Tooth Ball 2018!

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported Bridgercare's 2018 Sweet Tooth Ball! This year was by far our most well attended Ball ever! Through silent auction donations, food and drink donations, sponsorship, and people attending the event itself, we were able to raise $49,499.39 which will all be matched by an anonymous donor. With [...]

2018-02-13T17:24:56-07:00February 13th, 2018|Clinic Services, Fundraising, New Clinic, Our Staff|

LGBTQ+ Healthcare Ally Training

According to a 2016 Gallup poll, approximately 4.1% of the US adult population self-identifies as belonging to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) community, with millennials being more than twice as likely as any other generation to identify as LGBT (7.3%). Unfortunately, there is a long history of anti-LGBT bias in healthcare which is a [...]

2018-07-05T13:00:28-06:00February 8th, 2018|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

5 Habits to Keep Yourself Sexually Healthy in 2018

1. Annual Exams- I'm sure you're thinking... "Why go to the doctor if I'm not sick?" But in fact, studies have shown that by being proactive about your heath, & getting regular annual check-ups, you can actually keep yourself healthier, by preventing disease. For example, getting your blood pressure checked at your annual exam can give you [...]

2018-12-10T13:11:29-07:00December 27th, 2017|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

Bridgercare 101: What To Expect During Your Visit

We want to make sure you have all the information you need about our services. We don’t turn anyone away and making sure that you are healthy and comfortable is our priority. Here are commonly asked questions and an overview of what to expect from your visit at Bridgercare: The Exam How do I make [...]

2019-08-21T13:15:37-06:00November 20th, 2017|Clinic Services|

A shot that prevents cancer! A discussion of HPV and the Gardasil shot.

What is HPV? The human papilloma virus (HPV) is a group of more than 150 related viruses. Some types of HPV can cause genital warts while others can cause cancer. In both men and women, HPV can cause mouth/throat cancer and anal/rectal cancer. Men can also get penile cancer. In women, HPV can cause vulvar, [...]

2018-12-10T12:52:57-07:00August 23rd, 2017|Clinic Services|
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