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

Enrollment Process Overview

At Altacare of Montana, we know that placing your child in treatment is not only a difficult decision but can also be very confusing and overwhelming. This is why we have a fully qualified staff, who will assist you make the enrollment process run as smooth as possible for everyone involved.

Enrollment Overview

Here at Altacare of Montana, we know that deciding your child needs professional help is not only a difficult decision but can also be very confusing and overwhelming.

This is why we have a fully qualified staff, who will do everything they can to make the enrollment process run as smooth as possible for everyone involved. Our enrollment staff will be able to answer any questions that you may have, check insurance benefits, and will collect the information we need to be able to determine if your child meets the criteria for admission into our treatment programs.

Enrollment Criteria

  • Reside in the appropriate school district and currently be enrolled at their designated regular school building, or have a permissive transfer granted.
  • Have an eligible DSMV diagnosis (excludes Conduct Disorder and Chemical Dependency).
  • Meet medical necessity criteria for level of care and have received less restrictive therapeutic services if clinically appropriate.

Be approved through the following levels in the enrollment process:

  1. Parent or guardian must agree to the medical appropriateness of the service for the child or adolescent.
  2. Clinical appropriateness determined.
  3. School approval of placement in the program.
  4. Utilization Review (i.e. Managed Care for Medicaid & Non-Medicaid clients, or insurance reviewer depending on policy).
  5. Financial approval (i.e. current Medicaid or Non-Medicaid enrollment, private insurance or private pay).

Ability To Pay

This practice serves all patients regardless of inability to pay.
Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income.
For more information, contact us today.

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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