Dawson 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 to 741-741 to text with a Crisis CounselorPsychiatric Help
Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center – 406-377-6075
Gabert Clinic – 406-345-8901
Glendive Medical Center – 406-345-3306
Veteran’s Administration – 800-827-1000
Joan  Dickson – 406-377-1179
Center for Mental Health – 1-888-718-2100
​​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
Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center – 406-377-6075
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) – 406-443-7871
National Suicide Prevention Line – 800-273-8255
Drug Abuse Rehabilitation and Treatment Information – 866-872-6790
Drug Abuse Hotline (24 hours) – 800-311-3069
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 – 877-972-6642
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

Other Medical And Coverage Assistance
Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center – 406-377-6075
Gabert Clinic – 406-345-8901
County Health Department – 406-377-5213
Montana Medicaid – 406-377-4314
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 – 1-866-369-1233
Partnership for Prescription Assistance – 1-888-477-2669

Legal Assistance
Montana Legal Services – 800-666-6899
Disability Rights Montana – 800-245-4743
County Sheriff – 406-377-5291
Police Department  (non-emergency) – 406-377-5291
Public Defender’s Office – 406-377-4963
County Attorney – 406-377-4963
Child and Family Services (Child Abuse) – 406-377-4963
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) – 406-377-4314
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – 406-377-4314
Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF)– including childcare scholarships – 406-377-4314
Social Security Administration – 800-772-1213
Disability Determination Services – 800-545-3054
Community Food Banks – 406-377-3564

Housing Assistance
Section 8 Low Income Housing Assistance – 406-377-3564
Montana Fair Housing – 800-929-2611
Montana Home Choice – 406-444-3120 ext 11
Housing and Rental Assistance – 406-377-3564
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) – 406-377-3564
Dawson County Housing Authority – 406-433-1978

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