We Serve Everyone

Bullhook Community Health Center is For Anyone, FOR EVERYONE!

We believe that all people should have access to high-quality health care, regardless of financial or other barriers. In addition, as a community health center we provide cost-effective and comprehensive primary and preventative care to all people including medically underserved and uninsured people. Patients who are at or below the federal poverty guidelines may qualify for the sliding scale discount program.

Benefits of a Patient-Centered Medical Home

  • Improved interaction between patients and healthcare providers, plus
  • Improved treatment of chronic diseases, plus
  • Improved collaboration between general and specialty providers, plus
  • Reduced healthcare costs, and most importantly
  • Better patient outcomes

BCHC FAQs

Can I still come to the Bullhook Community Health Center even if I am not low income?

Yes. EVERYONE IS WELCOME at Bullhook Community Health Center regardless of financial status. Low income patients may qualify for the sliding fee scale if they are at or below the federal poverty guidelines.

If I have private insurance can I still come to the Bullhook Community Health Center?

Yes. Bullhook Community Health Center offers billing to all private insurance companies.

What is a federally qualified community health center?

Community health centers are private, not-for-profit, consumer directed health care corporations which provide high quality, cost-effective and comprehensive primary and preventative care to underserved and uninsured people.

How does the sliding fee discount program work?

Patients bring in proof of income, usually three consecutive paycheck stubs or the most recent tax return for all adults in their household that bring in income. For individuals without this documentation, our administrative staff can assist you. Once a patient’s income is established, our staff can determine which sliding scale category you fall into and then calculate the discount you are eligible to receive.

Can I receive a discount on my medication?

Any patient established at BCHC is eligible for a discount through the 340B drug program regardless of income.

What if I need to be referred to a specialist?

Our clinics have arrangements in place with both local and regional specialists and can assist you in accessing this care.

What is primary care?

Primary care is the provision of integrated, accessible health care services by physicians and their health care teams who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community.

What if I suffer from depression?

Our providers can assess and diagnose depression and other mental health needs for established patients, and will work with the patient’s behavioral health specialist to ensure coordination and continuity of care.

Patient Testimonials

MISSION

Inspiring a healthy community through patient-centered care.

VISION

BCHC is …

A community leader in healthcare

Trusted

Respectful of all cultures

Financially viable

Committed to utilizing healthcare efficiently

A champion of patient-centered care

A place where staff are competent, caring, and happy

In the early 2000s, a consortium of health and social service providers, faith-based representatives, educational consultants and members of the Hutterite community recognized a need to offer medical and health care management services with a sliding fee scale to people in the community and region.

In September 2005, Bullhook Community Health Clinic opened under the umbrella of the Hill County Health Department, funded by a federal Healthy Communities Access Planning Grant. The clinic offered in house medical services and provided service vouchers for dental, vision, mental health, travel and education to Hill County residents needing additional care.

In January 2006, Bullhook Clinic received notice that federal funding would be eliminated. Determined to continue providing quality, low-cost health care services to residents, in December the Clinic applied for a Federal New Access Community Health Center Grant.

On July 1, 2007, a federal Community Health Center Grant was awarded to the board of directors for the new organization called Bullhook Community Health Center, Inc. (BCHC).

The New Access Community Health Center Grant allowed the organization to become a free-standing, non-profit entity under the governance of a patient majority board of directors.

Relocated to a new facility in 2014, BCHC expanded patient services. Today, BCHC provides primary care, health and wellness exams for infants through seniors, dental care, behavioral health care, assistance with management of chronic illness plus many additional services.

LEADERSHIP

Marie Gillett, MPA

Chief Financial Officer

Kyndra Hall, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Kathryn Olson, FNP, PMHNP

Chief Behavioral Health Officer / Chief Medical Officer/ Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mike Rappold

Board Chair

William Lanier

Board Vice Chair

Carol Reifschneider

Board Secretary

Debi Rhines

Board Treasurer

John Kelleher

Board Member

Jaime Duke

Board Member

Caitlin Teske

Board Member

Brenda Skornogoski

Board Member

Beth Durodoye

Board Member

Krista Solomon

Board Member

Corey Crawford

Board Member

Bonnita Bernhardt

Board Member

Keri Woodwick

Board Member

COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Line

Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line

Havre Chamber

Havre Area Chamber of Commerce

Havre Public Schools

Hill County Health Department

Human Resources Development Council

MT Asthma Control Program

Public Assistance

MT Tobacco Quit Line

North Havre Food Bank

Quality Life Concepts

Suicide Prevention

Naloxone Treatment Resources

Poison Prevention