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Bullhook Health Center originated in September 2005 as a section of the Hill County Health Department, funded by a federal Healthy Communities Access Planning Grant. This grant allowed the Health Department’s Bullhook Clinic to offer medical andcare management services to the community with a sliding fee scale. Patients were able to access coordinated and holistic care with other providers in the community. On July 1, 2007, a federal Community Health Center Grant was awarded to the board of directors for the new organization called the Bullhook Community Health Center, Inc.
Our Mission Statement
The Bullhook Community Health Center provides healthcare services that help reduce the financial burden placed on the community when uninsured and underinsured residents cannot get needed healthcare or cannot pay for the healthcare they do get.
We are committed to excellence in patient-centered, accessible, cost-effective, and timely primary healthcare to all.
People trust us to take care of them. We honor and respect all cultures. Our providers are champions of excellence in care. Our staff is knowledgeable, competent, caring, and happy. We honor our patients time and taxpayer dollars by our commitment to efficiency. We strive to be a community leader in healthcare. We are working toward a new centrally located facility to provide a successful medical home for all. We are determined to be self-sufficient and financially viable.
Our staff has the combined education, experience, and skill necessary to provide a Medical Home to every member of the Hi-Line community. Let us introduce our team members:
Bullhook Clinic offers healthcare and related services for uninsured and underinsured who may not have had these options before, and this reduces the economic stress on the patients, the local medical facilities, and the community.
The clinic’s care managers also help people find, and sometimes help them pay for care from another local healthcare provider who better suits the patient’s needs. Bullhook Community health center strives to keep people from “falling between the cracks” in healthcare.
Medical Clinic at 110 13th Street in Havre
Dental Clinic at 220 3rd Avenue in Havre
Community Health Centers
Community Health Centers are required to serve all residents of their service area with charges on a sliding fee scale based upon ability to pay.
CHCs provide comprehensive health care - this includes primary health care and preventive care for infants, children & adults; some urgent care; mental health/substance abuse; dental; and pharmaceutical services.
CHCs must be either a public or non-profit facility that is governed by a Board of Directors. At least 51% of the CHC s Board of Directors must be composed of members who are patients at the center. This means that the community has a voice in the services offered, helps to assure quality of care, and determines the future of the Bullhook Community Health Center.
Our Community Health Center is funded in part by federal grant dollars, patient income, and donations. Because we are federally funded, we are able to offer medical and dental care to our community on a Sliding Fee Scale, making access to excellent health care possible for every family on the Hi-Line. We also have a voucher system that may be used to offset some healthcare costs.
We do accept most major insurances as well as Medicaid.
To find out if we accept your insurance, please call us today!
What Does our Logo Mean?
It is a Medicine Wheel. - The medicine wheel, originating from Native American traditions, is also referred to as Sacred Hoop. The medicine wheel represents the sacred circle of life, its basic four directions, and the elements, fire, earth, water & air.
At its most fundamental level, the Medicine Wheel teaches that in order to live a good life, we must show up and engage in it. We must be mindful of how we treat each other, Mother Earth, as well as being responsible and accountable in all our commitments. Mindfulness, which means staying in the present and acting in non-judgmental ways, creates an entrance to our souls, where our life's journey starts on a path of seeking the truth of our existence. Medicine Wheel equation: Courage + Mindfulness + Hope + Accountability = Physical, Spiritual, Emotional + Mental Resilience!” (Shannon Thunderbird, M.A.)
In Native American spirituality, the Medicine Wheel represents harmony and connections and is considered a major symbol of peaceful interaction among all living beings on Earth.
Why Are We Called Bullhook Community Health Center?
Bullhook Bottoms was the original name of Havre, Montana.