Western Montana Mental Health Center

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

A crowd of more than 50 healthcare workers, patients, and advocates chanted outside the state capitol Tuesday afternoon protesting the Montana health department’s plan to reduce funding for Medicaid services.

They came for their first opportunity to testify before a legislative committee that’s also questioning the priorities of Governor Steve Bullock’s administration as it trims the state budget in the face of a continuing state revenue shortfall.

Lake House offers behavioral health crisis stabilization and care in Polson.
Eric Whitney

  There was a ribbon-cutting for a new mental health crisis center in Polson today.

Governor Steve Bullock praised dozens of local dignitaries and community members at Lake House, a new eight-bed facility across the street from St. Joseph Hospital in Polson.