Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Altacare of Montana to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Altacare of Montana.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

About Us

Altacare of Montana is a Comprehensive School and Community Treatment Program (CSCT) for schools throughout Montana. A behavioral intervention specialist and a Therapist work within schools, side by side with children in elementary, middle and high schools.

Altacare of Montana Overview

Altacare of Montana is a Comprehensive School and Community Treatment Program (CSCT) for schools throughout Montana. We work within schools and each program staffs a Behavioral Intervention Specialist and a Therapist that work side by side with children in elementary, middle and high schools. Our administrative office is located in Butte, Montana.

Altacare is Montana’s leading provider of in-school mental health services. With Altacare, children and adolescents can receive intensive outpatient treatment while they attend school – causing little-to-no disruption to their normal lives.

The Altacare CSCT team includes a Master’s level or Licensed Therapist and a Behavioral Intervention Specialist, with offices located within the schools. The team works closely with school principals and other personnel to identify and treat children in need of assistance with behavioral or emotional problems. Early diagnosis, intervention, and treatment often eliminate the need for inpatient hospitalization and/or removing the child from home and school. Altacare has been the leading provider of in-school mental health services in Montana for over 15 years.

Altacare In-school Treatment

Altacare clients receive high-quality care and are seen on an outpatient basis as needed by the Therapist and Behavioral Intervention Specialist at their home schools. A comprehensive individual treatment plan is developed for each child; the plan is designed to allow them to continue to attend school while receiving intensive treatment for a wide range of emotional, psychological, and behavioral disorders. Treatment plans are reviewed and updated every month. Altacare also includes outpatient, in-school:

  • Individual, Family, and Recreational Therapies
  • Case Management Services
  • Anger Management Techniques
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Coping Skills
  • Self-esteem Building
  • Summer Programs

Altacare Mission

Altacare’s mission is to create a collaborative partnership with the State of Montana, Community Agencies, School District’s and parents to provide mental health services to children in the least restrictive environment as possible.

Altacare Vision

Altacare, in partnership with parents and school districts, provides a quality early intervention service designed to allow children to succeed in their educational setting, their community and hopefully in their lives.

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The most rewarding part of being a therapist at Altacare of Montana is seeing kids grow into who they’re supposed to be rather than letting their disorder control their path.

– Current Therapist