HealthCare Connections Mobile Health Screenings
HealthCare Connections (HCC) is Bozeman Health’s mobile outreach
program that offers screenings for breast and colon cancer, high blood
pressure, heart disease, diabetes, bone density, obesity, and HIV and
HepC. Additionally, HCC offers select vaccinations including Tdap (tetanus,
diphtheria, and pertussis), pneumonia, and flu. We provide convenient
access throughout Bozeman Health’s service area in southwest Montana
and offer all screenings free of charge.
Connecting to Care
As the name suggests, HealthCare Connections is all about connecting people
to care. Depending on the type of screening, clients may receive their
results either at the time of service or in the mail and are encouraged
to share them with their primary care provider. If a client does not have
a primary care provider, they receive a list of nearby clinics and the
names of local providers with contact information. Although HealthCare
Connections is a program of Bozeman Health, clients are not expected to
establish care at one of our locations. Rather, referrals are made considering
location, need, and availability.
HealthCare Connections makes at least 30 stops a year and has, so far,
had well over 3,000 client visits and performed over 15,000 screenings.
We reach people who might not otherwise receive such services. Sometimes,
it’s a person who has not prioritized getting screened or immunized,
but when it’s made available, they take advantage of the opportunity.
Other times it might be someone who doesn’t have transportation
or lives in a remote location where it’s not easy to access a health
HealthCare Connections 2018 Schedule (Jan-Jun)
Do I need an appointment to visit the HealthCare Connections bus?
No, anyone can walk up for screenings at the HealthCare Connection bus
and clients will be seen on a first come first serve basis.
Do I need to fast before my visit?
No, the HealthCare Connections blood draw is a non-fasting blood draw.