Pondera 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 Counselor

Psychiatric Help
Montana 211 (information for nearby services) – 752-8181
Center for Mental Health – 278-3205
Indian Health Services – 338-6153
Veteran’s Administration – 800-827-1000
Charlie Health – Online care for teens, young adults and families.

Mental Health Information
Center for Mental Health – 278-3205
Addiction Treatment Help Line – 877-887-5016
Montana 211 (information for a varity of services and volunteering opportunities) – Dial 211 or 752-8181
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
     Montana Office – 406-443-7871
     Great Falls Affiliate – 406-467-2070
National Suicide Prevention Line – 800-273-8255
Drug Abuse Rehabilitation and Treatment Information – 866-872-6790
Drug Abuse Hotline – 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
Veterans Family Assistance Centers – 877-706-7598
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
Rocky Mountain Treatment Center – 800-521-6572

Other Medical And Coverage Assistance
Treatment Scout- Country wide resource for intensive mental health and substance abuse treatment centers
Southwest Community Health Center – 406-683-4440
Health Department – 271-3247
Pondera Medical Clinic – 271-3231
Pondera Medical Center – 271-3211
Indian Health Services – 338-6153
Ask-A-Nurse – 800-542-0259
Montana Medicaid – 271-4020
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 – 800-666-6124
Disability Rights Montana – 800-245-4743
Help Network-Crisis Referral – 800-332-8425
County Sheriff – 271-4060
Police Department  (non-emergency) – 271-5723
Public Defender’s Office – 770-3200
County Attorney – 271-4050
Child and Family Services (Child Abuse) – 278-5142
Child and Elder Abuse Help Line – 1-866-820-5437
Protective Services for Adults (Elder Abuse) – 873-2114
Montana Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors (For complaints about quality of care) – 800-332-2272

Financial Assistance
Offices of Public Assistance (DPHHS) (locations for each county) – 271-4020
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – 271-4020
Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF)– including childcare scholarships – 271-4020
Social Security Administration – 800-772-1213
Disability Determination Services – 800-545-3054
Community Food Pantry – 228-3960
WIC (Women, Infants & Chilren food assistance) – 271-3247
Vocational Rehabilitation – 877-296-1757

Housing Assistance
Section 8 Low Income Housing Assistance – 761-0310
Montana Fair Housing – 800-929-2611
Montana Home Choice – 444-3120 ext 11
Housing and Rental Assistance – 271-7553
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) – 271-7553

Transportation Assistance
Montana Medicaid Transportation (for medical purposes) (info re: mileage reimbursement) – 800-292-7114
DAV Van (Disabled American Veterans Van – 406-363-8396