we offer comprehensive medical, mental health, substance abuse, and pharmacy services by board certified physicians, nurse practitioners, and support staff.
At Sapphire Community Health we provide integrated care that focuses on the whole person. Our clinic provides superior, affordable primary care for the whole family. We are committed to fostering an environment that respects diverse cultural backgrounds and values the dignity of all people. We offer compassionate care for people of all ages. At Sapphire Community Health we offer the education, experience and internal motivation to make the changes you want in your life. You’ll love the way we care for you.
Providers and Medical Staff
MD & CMO
Brett practices Spine and Pain Medicine at Sapphire Community Health, where he also serves as the Chief Medical Officer.
Melanie is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who strives to educate patients on their co-morbidities and improving their overall health. She enjoys ranching with her husband and two young boys in Florence.
Susan provides comprehensive mental health care for clients, including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health disorders. Susan is also a certified health and wellness coach and utilizes a holistic approach to patient care.
Lauren enjoys working together with her patients to provide optimal health care. In her free time she likes hiking, camping and spending time outdoors with her husband and their dog, Samson.
Chris is an RN and has been enjoying the psychiatric nursing field for five years. She calls Montana home and enjoys hiking and walking at distances less than 200 feet.
After working as an Air Force EMT, Miranda moved to Montana to become a nurse. She has worked at SCH since September of 2017 and thoroughly enjoys the wonderful patients and staff.
Originally from Duluth, MN, Lorri works with Lauren Fowler and thoroughly enjoys her job! Lorri lives in the Bitterroot Valley where she absolutely loves working, skiing, hiking, camping, riding four wheelers, photography and her job!
LPN & LMT
Virginia focuses on primary care and pain management with Dr. Bender, she is currently in the process of earning her Health Coach certification.
RMA & MLT
Nicolette lives in the Bitterroot Valley with her husband and 5 children. She has been the lab tech for the past year at SCHC, she loves the morale of the clinic and its wonderful team of medical professionals.
LCPC & MHC
Tami is a Montana native who has worked in agencies, schools and private medical practices offering services to children, families, couples and adults. Tami specializes in child attachment, adoption issues, and adult trauma.
Janet has spent 30 years in non profit agency management; coming to us from St. Louis, MO. Janet is responsible for the overall management of the organization.
CFO & COO
During his career in public accounting, Geoff has worked with a number of clients in many industries, including nonprofits. Geoff loves to get outside and ride his motorcycle, hike, fish and spend time with his family.
Administrative Support Staff
Bill is a Partner at Topdown Consultants in Hamilton, MT.
Front Office Staff
Reception & Medical Records
Kawelo was born in Hawaii, is married and has four kids. He enjoys games, spending time with his family, and the opportunity to work and serve in the community by being a part of SCH.