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

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Altacare of Montana.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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

For Families

At Altacare, we believe in partnering with parents and families in our work to support Montana students who are suffering from mental health concerns. Our goal is to help you and your child learn to manage symptoms, improve communication, and thrive in the home, school, and community.

Family-Focused Care

Support for families

At Altacare, our school-based services are designed to support students whose mental, emotional, or behavioral challenges are impacting their ability to thrive in the educational environment. Our treatment teams include licensed or license-eligible mental health counselors and behavioral specialists who provide comprehensive treatment services in schools throughout Montana.

Learning to Thrive

Support at school and at home

Academic achievement is an important part of a young person’s life. But school isn’t just about achieving grade-level performance; it’s where your child will develop the social skills and self-regulatory behaviors needed for healthy peer relationships. Sometimes, your child’s psychological challenges can create barriers to this achievement and development. But by partnering with Altacare, your child and your family can heal and thrive.

Support for Montana Families

Healing the family unit

As a parent, you may not know what steps to take when your child is experiencing psychological difficulties. It might feel scary or overwhelming when the child you love begins behaving in ways that you don’t understand. The compassionate, experienced staff at Altacare understands what it means to love your child but not their behaviors. Together, we partner with parents, families, and school staff to assess each student’s presenting concerns and create a plan of care that reflects their unique strengths and challenges.

From there, our teams provide services like individual, group, and family counseling, behavioral planning, and one-on-one support in the classroom or other areas, all during the school day. We will work with your child’s teachers and other school staff to find ways to ensure that your child has access to our services when they need them the most while minimizing the disruption to their school day.

Comprehensive, School-Based Care

School-based therapeutic services

Rather than worrying about fitting your child’s therapy appointments into your already busy evening schedule, they’ll take place while they are at school. Whenever possible, we’ll include you in all aspects of treatment planning for your child, and you’ll be required to sign off on any interventions we select. You can expect regular communication and updates from your child’s treatment team, and we’ll support you in helping your child work successfully towards recovery at home and in the community. By engaging with Altacare’s services, you’ll learn more about your child’s mental health concerns and how best to support them, and we’ll provide opportunities for your family to heal as a unit,

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Contact Altacare of Montana Today

To find out more about Altacare’s programming and to determine whether your child is eligible for our services, please contact us at your earliest convenience. Our knowledgeable staff is always available to answer any questions you may have about our school-based services.

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Together We Can Change Lives

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