Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services:
Children’s Special Health Services works to help children and families in Montana receive the healthcare and supportive services they need to live happy, healthy lives in their communities. We do this through programs that help educate families and providers, connect families to needed resources, and provide care for children and youth (0-21 years of age) throughout the state.
State NBS lab:
Family to Family Health Information Center -F2F
Montana Family to Family Health Information Center
The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities
University of Montana
040 N. Corbin Hall
Jennifer Banna 406-243-4570
Each F2F is staffed by highly-skilled, knowledgeable family members who have first-hand experience and understanding of the challenges faced by families of CYSHCN. These uniquely qualified staff provide critical support to families caring for CYSHCN, particularly families of children with complex needs and those from diverse communities.
F2Fs also assist providers, state and federal agencies, legislators, and other stakeholders to better understand and serve CYSHCN and their families.
Ann Buss, MPH
Maternal Child Health Coordination Section Supervisor
Family and Community Health Bureau
Phone: (406) 444-4119
The Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant, Title V of the Social Security Act, is the only federal program devoted to improving the health of all women, children and families. Title V provides funding to state maternal and child health (MCH) programs, which serve 35 million women and children in the U.S. To learn more about Title V, visit The Official Website of the U.S. Social Security Administration or The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs.
Montana Medicaid and Healthy Montana Kids (HMK) Plus
Montana Medicaid and HMK Plus are healthcare benefits for eligible low-income Montanans. Montana Medicaid and HMK Plus pays for services that are:
- Medically necessary,
- Provided by a Montana Medicaid/HMK Plus enrolled provider, and
- Medicaid/HMK Pluscovered services.
Public Assistance Help Line
Eligibility and reporting changes to your case
Medicaid/HMK Plus, Member Help Line
Medical Benefits, copayments, and Passport to Health questions
call to get on the waiting list if you don’t have a waiver or to see what waiver you might qualify for
111 Sanders, Room 305
Helena, Montana 59604
406-444-2995 – fax (406) 444-0230
Novelene Martin, Bureau Chief