Montana Mental Health Ombudsman

Resources

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)

https://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

http://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)
Disability Rights Montana (formerly MAP - Montana Advocacy Program)

1-800-245-4743

https://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

http://www.montanafairhousing.org/ 

Montana Mental Health Association (Mental Health America)

1-877-927-6642

http://www.montanamentalhealth.org/ 

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

406-443-7871

https://namimt.org/ 
 
PLUK - Parents, Let’s Unite for Kids

1-800-222-7585

http://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)

http://www.mtpirg.org/tenantlandlord
Addictive and Mental Disorders Division

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

https://dphhs.mt.gov/amdd 

Children’s Mental Health Bureau

444-4545

https://dphhs.mt.gov/dsd/CMB 

Healthy Montana Kids (HMK)

(formerly Children’s Health Insurance Plan - CHIP)

1-877-543-7669 (1-877-KidsNow)

https://dphhs.mt.gov/hmk 

Human Rights Bureau – Montana Department of Labor

(receives and investigates complaints of illegal discrimination.)

1-800-542-0807

https://erd.dli.mt.gov/human-rights/ 

Insurance Commissioner - Montana State Auditor’s Office

(assists with inquiries regarding insurance issues)

1-800-332-6148

https://www.csi.mt.gov/ 

LAWS

(Website for Montana Code Annotated - State Laws)

https://leg.mt.gov/bills/MCA/ 

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)

https://dphhs.mt.gov/SLTC/aging/longtermcareombudsman 

Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors

(independent oversight of mental health facilities)

1-800-332-2272

http://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

https://dphhs.mt.gov/MontanaHealthcarePrograms/BigSky 

SHIP - State Health Insurance Program

(assistance for Medicare beneficiaries)

1-800-551-3191 Regional or Local SHIP

https://dphhs.mt.gov/SLTC/aging/SHIP 

Montana 2-1-1

(Montana 2-1-1 connects you with community resources, services, and assistance for Montanans)

https://montana211.org/
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

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

http://www.bazelon.org/ 

MEDLINEplus - Drug Information

(National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health)
 
https://medlineplus.gov/ 

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
Montana
406-587-7774 or 1-877-927-6642

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness
1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
Montana
406-443-7871

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse

1-800-553-4539

https://www.mhselfhelp.org/ 

Office of the Medicare Ombudsman

https://www.cms.gov/Center/Special-Topic/Ombudsman-Center 

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

https://govinfo.library.unt.edu/mentalhealthcommission/reports/reports.htm 

SAMHSA -- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

https://www.samhsa.gov/ 

The Village - Long Beach California

https://www.mhala.org/services-and-programs/housing/ 

Bi-Polar Support in College

https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/college-student-bipolar-disorder/ 
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