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HealthCare Connections

HealthCare Connections is Bozeman Health’s mobile screening program - offering free health screenings, immunizations, and services to adults across southwest Montana. We are excited to announce a relaunch of the program with a refreshed look and refined services. Check out our July to December 2019 schedule and view our screening and service offerings below! If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

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Impact

Since its beginning, HealthCare Connections has served over 4,000 clients and performed over 20,000 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. We look forward to continuing to meet these needs as we resume services spring 2019.

FAQs

Schedule

We build our schedule on a six-month basis. This allows us to be responsive to partnership opportunities and ensures we offer services at convenient locations. Our January to June 2020 schedule will be available at the end of 2019. If you would like to partner with HealthCare Connections at a service location, contact us

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:

 

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 heaving smoking history

Breast Cancer

Ages 50 – 74, asymptomatic biological females

IMMUNIZATIONS

Type

Recommended For

TDaP

Varies

Pneumonia

Varies

Influenza (seasonal)

Varies

MMR

Varies

HPV

Ages 18 – 26

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Type

Recommended For

Connection to local resources

Based on screenings for (among other things):

-          Housing, food, clothing, childcare, medical, and transportation needs

-          Health Insurance

-          Depression

-          Substance Use

Ages 18 and older

Voter Registration

Ages 18 and older

 

*We no longer offer full lab work on HealthCare Connections. If you are interested in lab work – such as a metabolic panel, CBC, TSH, etc. – we suggest you talk to your primary care provider. Bozeman Health continues to offer lab work at our annual health fairs for a small fee. Check the Bozeman Health events page for information on upcoming health fairs.

Contact

We love to hear from you! If you have questions, comments or concerns, please contact us.

Where can I find other community resources?

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

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