Behavioral Health Department
The Behavioral Health Program is designed to provide services for individuals who have problems associated with chemical abuse or chemical dependency.
The Center’s treatment philosophy is that Chemcial Dependency is a disease that not only impacts individuals, but also, families and whole communities.
Standard Outpatient Component
Intensive Outpatient Component
Minors in Possession
Prevention and Cultural Component
Chemical Dependency Evaluations/Assessments
Information and Referral Services
Meet your Behavioral Health team
The Behavioral Health Team offers the following services:
- Chemical dependency assessments
- Outpatient Treatment: Up to 8 hours of individual/group counseling a week, but generally 1 session each week.
- Intensive Outpatient Treatment: Up to 30 hours of group/individual therapy per week, but generally 9-group hours and 1-individual per week.
- Information and Referral Services: Residential In-patient treatment referral and other community services.
- Mental Health Screenings
- Summer sweat lodge series
- Spring/Fall Wellness Fairs
- Native Youth Councils
- Tobacco Cessation
- American Indian Women’s Book Club
- One Stitch at a Time for Healthy Lifestyles diabetes prevention series
- Being in Connection youth art series
Phone-Help & Health Lines
24 Hour Crisis Intervention Hotline – 240-3955
Suicide Prevention, please call: 1-800-273-8255
Alcohol or Substance Abuse, please call: 1-888-607-2000
Domestic Violence help, please call: 1-800-483-7858, for the 24-hour crisis line.
Child & Family Service related issues, please call: 1-866-820-5437, to report possible child abuse or neglect.
Adult Protective Service related issues, please call: 1-800-551-3191
The Chemical Dependency Program is designed to provide services for individuals who have problems associated with Substance Abuse or Dependency.
It is our treatment philosophy that Chemical Dependency is a disease that not only impacts individuals, but also families as well as entire communities.Our goal it to reach as many of our Native community as possible and restore health & wellness to those affected by addiction. The program at the Missoula Urban Indian Health Center is open to individuals of Non-Native descent as well.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
The Missoula Urban Indian Health Center is committed to providing culturally relevant mental health therapy individual and/or group, to assist eligible Native American clients with mental health symptom reduction, evaluate client risk and level of functioning and support transition and/or adjustment with an urban lifestyle.
Outpatient therapy services offered follow best practice models of client-centered, solution-focused and strength-based approaches while addressing cultural relevance regarding communication, perception, thought process, self-expression and esteem and plan for safety and stability.
Medicaid, Third Party reimbursement, and sliding fee scale for payment of services. Eligible Native American clients can contact The Missoula Urban Indian Health Center at 406-829-9515 to register for services and/or determine eligibility. Referrals can also stop by our office at 830 West Central Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801.
TOBACCO USE PREVENTION PROGRAM
This program is a contract that we receive each year from the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program with the State. There are many Objectives that we work on throughout the year which are from July 1st to June 30th. Some examples are: Red Ribbon Week, Clean Indoor Air Act tailgate BBQ, World No Tobacco Day, Kick Butts Day, Welcome Back BBQ, Tobacco Education Series in the schools and Gathering of Native Americans.
The following services are available to MUIHC clients:
- 1:1 appointment to assess your needs and options available to quite commercial tobacco abuse
- Array of education topics on Tobacco
- THHS (Tribal Health & Human Services, St. Ignatius) Nicotine Replacement Therapy products and prescriptions
- 1:1 appointment with a Clinical Pharmacist for Cessation Counseling
COUNTY SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM
- Goal #1-Improve AI/AN Youth Coalition Capacity and Leadership as the critical role in substance abuse prevention
- Native Youth Council
- Mission-To enhance culture, academics and identity by creating a collective voice, empowering Native Youth in our community.
- Meetings-Council Groves Community Room April 23rd May 7 & 21 June 4 6:30p-7:30p (calendar
- Goal #2-Increase early interventions for Missoula County AI/AN youth and families by increasing protective factor
YEARLY ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE TO AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE URBAN YOUTH & FAMILIES
- Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) for youth ages 13-17 (Volunteer Hours required for participation)
- Homecoming parade decorating and participation, beading, sewing and singing classes, and hand drum making.
- For more information contact Dana Kingfisher (Blackfeet/Whiteclay), ASAP/Tobacco Coordinator.