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HealthCare Connections

Due to staffing challenges we will be cancelling all future Health Care Connections stops for the remainder of the 2022 season.

HealthCare Connections is Bozeman Health’s mobile screening program - offering free health screenings, immunizations, and services to adults across southwest Montana. HealthCare Connections is pleased to offer the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccination for 18+ and the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination for adults and children 12+. Check out our current schedule and view our screening and service offerings below! If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

Upcoming HealthCare Connections Locations

CANCELLED Saturday, August 20 - Gallatin Valley YMCA

Gallatin Valley YMCA

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

CANCELLED Saturday, August 27 - Big Sky Biggie

Big Sky Biggie

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

CANCELLED Tuesday, September 13 - Fork and Spoon Cafe

Fork and Spoon Cafe - Bozeman

5 to 8 p.m.

CANCELLED Wednesday, September 21 - Harrison

Harrison

10 a.m. to noon

CANCELLED Wednesday, September 21 - Headwaters Food Bank

Headwaters Food Bank - Three Forks

2 to 6 p.m.

CANCELLED Saturday, September 24 - Gallatin County Regional Park

Gallatin County Regional Park - Bozeman

noon to 4 p.m.

CANCELLED Wednesday, September 28 - Lewis and Clark Park

Lewis and Clark Park - Belgrade

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Since its beginning, HealthCare Connections has served over 6,000 clients and performed over 24,000 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 healthcare facility.

FAQs

Services

HealthCare Connections offers preventive health services, all free of charge. In order to offer our services for free, we have to follow guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The USPSTF reviews all the available evidence and grades preventive services based on their applicability for community screenings. HealthCare Connections is able to offer services that receive a grade of either A or B from USPSTF, and that are feasible given the physical and structural constraints of the vehicle. You can see a complete list of the USPSTF A and B Recommendations here

We are constantly monitoring the USPSTF recommendations to ensure our services are up to date. Currently, HealthCare Connections is excited to offer the following:

FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS

Type

Recommended For

Diabetes (A1C)

Ages 40 – 70

Blood Pressure

Ages 18 and older

Height and Weight (BMI)

Ages 18 and older

Colorectal Cancer (iFOBT)

Ages 50 – 75

Lung Cancer

Ages 55 – 80 with having smoking history

Breast Cancer

Ages 50 – 74, asymptomatic biological females

FREE IMMUNIZATIONS

Type

Recommended For

Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccination and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19

TDaP

Varies

Pneumonia

Varies

Influenza (seasonal)

Varies

HPV

Ages 18 – 26

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Type

Recommended For

Voter Registration

Ages 18 and older

Voucher for reduced-price lab work

Ages 18 and older

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an appointment for HealthCare Connections?

Yes, appointments are required for HealthCare Connections through the end of March 2022 as an enhanced safety measure in response to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to sign-up for an appointment.

Starting April 2022, scheduled appointments will not be needed--services will be provided via walk-ups.

How do I make an appointment?

Click here to make an appointment

What if I need help making an appointment?

Having problems with the website? Please email us at HealthCareConnections@BozemanHealth.org or give us a call at 406-414-5547.

I don’t have health insurance. Can I still come to HealthCare Connections?

Yes. All our services are free and we do not ask any questions about health insurance.

Contact

Questions?

Please email us at HealthCareConnections@BozemanHealth.org or give us a call at 406-414-5547.

Where can I find other community resources?

Other resources can be found by visiting our local resource directories:

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