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Jun 6, 2018

Tester Delivers $24 Million for Affordable Health Care

Senator Secures Major Funding for Montana’s Community Health Centers


(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $24 million to strengthen affordable, quality health care across Big Sky Country.

Grants were awarded to 10 local community health centers after Tester negotiated a bipartisan deal to fund these critical medical providers after some in Congress let funding for these facilities lapse.

"Community health centers provide top-notch, affordable health care to folks across Big Sky Country," Tester said. "From flu shots to cancer screenings, these facilities keep families healthy without emptying their wallets."

Earlier this year, Montana's community health centers came close to running out of money and many were forced to consider layoffs or closure when their funding expired.

Tester was relentless in his fight for Montana families, standing with community health center leaders on the Capitol steps, saying "enough is enough" on the Senate floor, and voting against bad budget bills to defend Montana's community health centers.

Tester was recognized as a national champion for community health centers after pushing through Washington, D.C. gridlock and delivering certainty for Montana's community health centers in a budget deal.

"Senator Tester has been a champion for Community Health Centers in Montana," said Jennifer Malone, CEO for the Southwest Community Health Center in Butte. "He was instrumental in getting funding reauthorization that allow us to continue to deliver comprehensive health services in Southwest Montana."

The full list of grants:

  • PureView Health Center, Helena ($1.69 million) - Lewis & Clark County
  • Butte Community Health Center ($1.67 million) - Silver Bow County
  • Community Health Partners, Livingston ($2.79 million) - Park County 
  • Partnership Health Center, Missoula ($3.9 million) - Missoula County
  • RiverStone Health, Billings ($3.3 million) - Yellowstone County
  • Montana Migrant Council, Billings ($1.8 million) - Yellowstone County
  • Northwest Community Health Center, Libby ($1.6 million) - Lincoln County
  • Glacier Community Health Center, Cut Bank ($1.6 million) - Glacier County
  • Bullhook Community Health Center, Havre ($1.6 million) - Hill County
  • Bighorn Valley Health Center, Hardin ($3.7 million) - Big Horn County
Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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