Carter County Mental Illness Resource Guide


NAMI Montana developed these Mental Illness County Resource Guides as a general tool for people who live with serious mental illness and their families. We hope that you find the guide helpful.

We do our best to keep the guides up to date, but we need your help with the process. Please let us know if one of the contacts. in your county is invalid or if there is another resource we should include.  You can reach us as (406) 443-7871, or email, colleen@namimt.org.

​If you are in a severe life-threatening crisis, please call 911 or otherwise contact your local law enforcement and emergency medical services.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line – Text MT 741-741 to text with a Crisis Counselor

Psychiatric Help
Montana 211 (information for nearby services) – Dial 211
Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center – 406-234-1687
AWARE, Inc. (variety of mental health and intellectual disabilities services) – 800-432-6145
Veteran’s Administration – 800-827-1000
Charlie Health – Online care for teens, young adults and families.

Mental Health Information
* NAMI Montana cannot keep track of all of the private therapists in Montana counties.
Please use a traditional internet search to find therapists and their ratings.
Treatment Scout- Country wide resource for intensive mental health and substance abuse treatment centers
Addiction Treatment Help Line – 877-887-5016
Montana 211 (information for a variety of services and volunteering opportunities) Dial 211
Alcoholics Anonymous – 888-607-2000
Montana Mental Health Ombudsman (help navigating system) – 888-444-9669
Montana Child and Family Ombudsman – 844-252-4453
Montana Warm Line (general mental health support line) – 877-688-3377
NAMI Montana (support, education and advocacy)
Montana Office – 406-443-7871
Billings Office – 406-256-2001
National Suicide Prevention Line – 800-273-8255
Drug Abuse Rehabilitation and Treatment Information – 866-872-6790
Drug Abuse hotline – 877-297-6346
Addictive and Mental Disorders Division (State Agency for Adult Mental Illness) – 406-444-3964
Montana Children’s Mental Health Bureau – 406-444-4545
Vet Center – 1-877-927-8387
Mental Health America of Montana – 406-587-7774
Montana Vocational Rehabilitation – 888-279-7531
Veterans Administration – 1-800-827-1000
Montana Brain Injury Alliance Help Line – 1-800-241-6442
Montana Peer Network – 406-551-1058
Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center  – 234-1687

Other Medical And Coverage Assistance
Dahl Memorial Clinic – 775-8738
SHIP(prescription assistance for elderly) – 800-792-8820
Montana Medicaid – 778-7120
Healthy Montana Kids Health Coverage – 1-877-543-7669
Medicaid Help Line – 888-706-1535
Medicare Information – 800-633-4227
Montana Mental Health Services Plan – 406-444-9330
Big Sky RX- Medicare Prescription Assistance
Partnership for Prescription Assistance – 1-888-477-2669

Legal Assistance
Montana Legal Services – 800-666-6899
Disability Rights Montana – 800-245-4743
County Sheriff – 406-775-8743
Police Department  (non-emergency) – 406-775-8731
Public Defender’s Office – 406-234-1702
County Attorney – 406-778-3006
Child and Family Services (Child Abuse) – 406-778-3846
Child and Elder Abuse Help Line – 1-866-820-5437
Protective Services for Adults (Elder Abuse) – 406-377-1192
Montana Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors (For complaints about quality of care) – 406-444-3955

Financial Assistance
Offices of Public Assistance (DPHHS) (locations for each county) –  888-706-1535
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – 888-706-1535
Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF)– including childcare scholarships – 888-706-1535
Social Security Administration – 800-772-1213
Disability Determination Services – 800-545-3054
Community Food Banks – 406-775-8751

Housing Assistance
Section 8 Low Income Housing Assistance – 406-377-3564
Montana Fair Housing – 800-929-2611
Montana Home Choice – 406-449-3120 ext 11
Housing and Rental Assistance – 406-377-3564
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) – 406-377-3564

Transportation Assistance
Montana Medicaid Transportation (for medical purposes) (info re: mileage reimbursement) – 800-292-7114