Behavioral Health Department

Missoula Urban Indian Health Center is a state certified outpatient treatment facility with a sliding fee schedule.

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

A minimum of 1 hour of individual/group counseling a week

Intensive Outpatient Component

10 hours of individual/group counseling a week

Minors in Possession

12 hours of prevention education per session

Prevention and Cultural Component

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program Prevention services for children and adolescents. (ASAP) Support for Youth Prevention

Chemical Dependency Evaluations/Assessments

Information and Referral Services

Residential in-patient treatment and other human services as appropriate

Meet your Behavioral Health team


Lily Gervais
Lily GervaisBehavioral Health Clinical Director


Dana Kingfisher
Dana KingfisherASAP/Tobacco Coordinator


Lida Running Crane
Lida Running CraneWellness Specialist/Mental Health Provider

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.



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.



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


  • 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


  • 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.