Resources

Hotlines/Helplines 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(a 24-hour toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis.  Your call will be routed to the nearest possible crisis center in your area)

1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Montana Warm Line

(a non-crisis phone line staffed by primary consumers)

Monday - Friday 4:00-10:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday 10:00 AM -10:00 PM

1-877-688-3377

www.montanawarmline.org

Medicaid Recipient Hotline

1-800-362-8312

Medicaid Transportation Hotline

(assists Medicaid recipients with authorization for and reimbursement for transportation costs)

1-800-292-7114

Montana Public Assistance Helpline

1-888-706-1535

Montana Citizens' Advocate

(assists Montanans in their interactions with state executive branch agencies and helps navigate the often complex statutory and regulatory environment of state government)

1-800 332-2272

citizensadvocate@mt.gov

Aging Hotline

1-800-332-2272 (Citizen’s Advocate)

Advocacy Organizations in Montana

Disability Rights Montana (formerly MAP - Montana Advocacy Program)

1-800-245-4743

www.disabilityrightsmt.org

Montana Fair Housing

(a non-profit organization that provides information and support, and investigates allegations of discrimination in housing)

1-800-929-2611

www.montanafairhousing.org

Montana Home Choice Coalition

(affordable, quality housing for people with disabilities)

449-3120

www.montanahomechoice.org

Montana Mental Health Association (Mental Health America)

1-877-927-6642

www.montanamentalhealth.org

NAMI-MT (National Alliance on Mental Illness-Montana)

406-443-7871

www.namimt.org

PLUK - Parents, Let’s Unite for Kids

1-800-222-7585

www.pluk.org

Montana Lifespan Respite

1-800-224-6034

People’s Law Center

(assistance with Social Security and Medicaid issues on sliding fee scale)

1-866-650-9013   Bozeman/Billings

1-800-406-5567   Helena/Butte/Missoula

1-800-406-5560   Great Falls/Havre

Tenant-Landlord Hotline   (Montana Public Interest Research Group - MontPIRG)

www.mtpirg.org/tenantlandlord

State of Montana Resources

Addictive and Mental Disorders Division

1-888-866-0328 (mental health services information)

www.dphhs.mt.gov/amdd

Children’s Mental Health Bureau

444-4545

www.dphhs.mt.gov/dsd/CMB

Healthy Montana Kids (HMK) 

(formerly Children’s Health Insurance Plan - CHIP)

1-877-543-7669    (1-877-KidsNow)

http://hmk.mt.gov

Human Rights Bureau – Montana Department of Labor

(receives and investigates complaints of illegal discrimination.)

1-800-542-0807

www.erd.dli.mt.gov/human-rights

Insurance Commissioner  -  Montana State Auditor’s Office

(assists with inquiries regarding insurance issues)

1-800-332-6148

http://www.csi.mt.gov/

LAWS

(Website for Montana Code Annotated - State Laws)

http://leg.mt.gov/bills/MCA_toc/

Long Term Care Ombudsman

(assists with nursing homes and assisted living issues)

1-800-551-3191   Regional or Local Ombudsman

1-800-332-2272   Helena Office (Citizen's Advocate)

www.dphhs.mt.gov/SLTC/aging/longtermcareombudsman

Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors

(independent oversight of mental health facilities)

1-800-332-2272

www.boardofvisitors.mt.gov

Big Sky Rx Program (BSRx)   

(Pharmaceutical Assistance - helps Medicare clients pay for Medicare approved prescription drug insurance premiums.)

1-866-369-1233

www.dphhs.mt.gov/MontanaHealthcarePrograms/BigSky

SHIP - State Health Insurance Program

(assistance for Medicare beneficiaries)

1-800-551-3191   Regional or Local SHIP

www.dphhs.mt.gov/SLTC/aging/SHIP

National Resources

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

1-202-467-5730 (not toll-free)

www.bazelon.org

MEDLINEplus - Drug Information

(National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health)

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

Drug Patient Assistance Programs & Drug Information

www.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/Helpline1/Prescription_Drug_Patient_Assistance_Programs.htm

Mental Health America (formerly Mental Health Association)

1-800-969-6642

www.nmha.org 

Montana

 406-587-7774 or 1-877-927-6642
www.montanamentalhealth.org/

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness

1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

www.nami.org

Montana

406-443-7871

www.namimt.org 

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse

1-800-553-4539

www.mhselfhelp.org

Office of the Medicare Ombudsman 

www.cms.gov/Center/Special-Topic/Ombudsman-Center.html

President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health – Final Report (2003)

www.govinfo.library.unt.edu/mentalhealthcommission/reports/reports.htm

SAMHSA -- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  

www.samhsa.gov

The Village - Long Beach California

www.mhala.org/mha-village.htm