Substance Abuse and Mental Health Care

Increasing early identification, intervention, and referral to treatment is key to improving mental health in Montana.

Drug overdose deaths are on the rise nationally and are the third leading cause of injury-related death in Montana. Substance abuse of opioids and methamphetamine are a growing concern in Montana, affecting individuals and families regardless of income or status. Alcohol abuse among adolescents and adults continues to be the number one drug abuse problem in Montana. The Montana suicide rate remains among the highest in the nation, and over the past ten years suicide has been a leading cause of death for young adults in our state. Montana is moving in a positive direction to curb substance abuse, as well as provide resources and support to address mental health promotion.

Mental illness such as Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, and Schizoaffective Disorder are just some of the mental illnesses our treatment team can address. Using pharmacological remedies coupled with psychotherapy we can find the correct diagnosis and treatment modality unique to each person. Our integrated approach ensures that our dedicated team of caring professionals addresses our patients' physical, behavioral, and emotional wellbeing. Our behavior care helps you cope with the stress of hectic, demanding lives. Our psychological frame of mind impacts our physical health just as physical conditions impact our emotions. Behavioral health and physical health are interrelated, providing behavioral health care in a primary medical care setting can reduce stigma and discrimination, be cost effective, and lead to improved patient outcomes.

We encourage and support our patients to take an active role in managing their health. We believe that integrated behavioral health is an important part of overall good health. We offer assistance when stress, worry, chronic health conditions and emotional concerns interfere with your daily life. You’ll love the way we care for you.


Our integrated approach ensures that our dedicated team of caring professionals addresses our patients' physical, behavioral, and emotional wellbeing.


Sapphire Community Health practices an integrated healthcare model. This means counselors and physicians work alongside one another to provide behavioral health screenings and brief therapies to patients right in the exam room, during the same visit.


Integrated healthcare is care for the whole person: body, mind, emotion. Sapphire Community Health's holistic approach to healthcare involves treating patients in a way that ensures that all your needs — physical, emotional, mental and social — are being cared for.


Sapphire Community Health offers support to their patients in areas such as mental health concerns, coping with chronic illness, addiction, and behavioral change assistance in a variety of areas such as weight loss, counseling, medication assistance, and lifestyle change.


Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) combines the use of medications and behavioral therapy to treat people who have a substance use disorder. It helps to reduce withdrawal symptoms, address cravings, and provides medical supervision.

We believe those who seek help for mental illness or substance abuse are brave individuals who should feel empowered and supported – not ashamed or embarrassed.