Sanders 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) Dial 211 or 406-752-8181
Western Montana Mental Health Center – 406-532-9190
Family Counseling Center – 406-827-9330
Indian Health Services – 406-745-3525
Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency Clinic – 406-827-4241
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
Montana 211 (information for a variety of services and volunteering opportunities) Dial 211 or – 406-752-8181
State Mental Health Services Bureau – 888-866-0328
Western Montana Mental Health Center – 406-532-9190
Addiction Treatment Help Line – 877-887-5016
Drug Abuse Hotline (24 hrs) – 800-311-3069
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
Addictive and Mental Disorders Division (State Agency for Adult Mental Illness) – 406-444-3946
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 – 877-927-6642
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
Hot Springs Medical Clinic – 406-741-3602
Main Street Medical – 406-827-4307
Plains Medical Clinic – 406-826-4810
Thompson Falls Clinic – 406-827-4442
Indian Health Services – 406-745-3525
Clark Fork Valley Hospital – 406-826-4800
Bonner County Hospital Sand point ID.- 208-263-1441
Montana Medicaid – 406-683-3773
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 – 406-827-3584
Police Department  (non-emergency) see county
Hot Springs – 406-741-3314
Plains – 406-826-5990
Thompson Falls – 406-827-3557
Public Defender’s Office – 406-751-6080
County Attorney – 406-827-6903
Child and Family Services (Child Abuse) – 406-827-4317
Child and Elder Abuse Help Line – 406-866-820-5437
Protective Services for Adults (Elder Abuse) – 406-293-3757
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) – 406-827-4395
      Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – 406-827-4395
      Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF)– including childcare scholarships – 406-827-4395
Social Security Administration – 800-772-1213
Disability Determination Services – 800-545-3054
Community Food Banks
 Food Pantry – 406-322-8537
Vocational Rehabilitation (job assistance)
Kalispell – 877-296-1760
Missoula – 888-279-7528
Veterana Supportive Services – 406-208-3401

Housing Assistance
Section 8 Low Income Housing Assistance – 406-247-4710
Montana Fair Housing – 800-929-2611
Montana Home Choice – 800-929-2611
Housing and Rental Assistance – 406-247-4732
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) – 406-247-4732
Veterana Supportive Services – 406-208-3401

Transportation Assistance
Montana Medicaid Transportation(for medical purposes) (info re: mileage reimbursement) – 800-292-7114
DAV Van (Disabled American Veterans Van – 406-363-8396
Sanders County Transportation – 800-246-5899