Cooperative Health Center
The Cooperative Health Center (CHC) is administered by an executive director under the oversight of the CHC Board, which is a non-governmental, nonprofit organization. Kate McIvor (left) is director of the Cooperative Health Center.
Partnering with the community to provide patient-centered, quality health care regardless of ability to pay.
- Regular check-ups
- Care for common illnesses and minor injuries
- Care for diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease and other medical needs
- Mental health services
- Immunizations for children and adults
- Well-child clinics
- Prevention and wellness education
- Confidential HIV counseling and testing
- Breast and cervical health care
- Referrals to specialists
The Cooperative Health Center’s Medication Assistance Program, available only to our patients, provides reduced-cost medications to patients with no prescription drug coverage.
The Cooperative Health Center operates a limited dental clinic. Available services include dental screening, cleaning, basic dental services and extractions. Learn More About Our Dental Clinic
The Cooperative Health Center can help you find ways to manage your health care needs and link you to other services in the community.
Breast and Cervical Health Program
Provides free breast and cervical health screening for women age 50 and over. Call 406-457-8923. Learn More About Our Cancer Screening Program
Healthy Montana Kids
Healthy Montana Kids provides free or low-cost health coverage for children and teenagers up to age 19. Learn More About Healthy Montana Kids
Children's Special Health Services
Children's Special Health Services is charged by the Federal Maternal Child Health Bureau to: "Support development and implementation of comprehensive, culturally competent, coordinated systems of care for children and youth who have or are at risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally."
Health Insurance Assistance
Have questions about the new health insurance Marketplace created through the Affordable Care Act? Certified application counselors at the Cooperative Health Center can meet with you one-on-one to answer your questions, walk you through the application process, and compare health plans. The help is free! Just call 406-513-1600 to find out what new insurance options are available to you and your family! Or stop by 1302 Prospect Avenue in Helena.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can go to the Cooperative Health Center?
Anyone. We primarily serve people without other access to primary care services. This includes people with no insurance, inadequate insurance or a limited income.
Does it cost a lot to see a Clinic doctor?
It shouldn’t cost a lot to get good health care, so we provide services at the lowest possible cost for those in need. Our services are provided on a sliding fee scale, depending upon family size and income level. Be sure to bring some kind of income verification to your visit.
When do I have to pay?
Payment is expected at the time of service. Arrangements can be made if payment is not possible at the time of service – just ask. Nobody is turned away because of an inability to pay.
Do you accept Medicaid?
Yes, we accept Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP and private insurance.
How do I make an appointment?
Call 406-443-2584 to speak with one of our medical receptionists. They can help set up a time. If you have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.
Mondays-Thursdays: 8 AM to 5:30 PM
Fridays: 8 AM to 5 PM
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1930 Ninth Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
Affordable Care Act
Outreach and Education
1302 Prospect Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
The Cooperative Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center funded under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act by the Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Our federal funding supports many required expenses in our organization, but the demand for services goes well beyond the federal funding. Please consider donating to the CHC through Montana Shares.
This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254B, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).