From outpatient surgery, to rehab, to home-care, CMMC offers a full spectrum of health care services with state-of-the-art equipment and a professional, caring medical team on-hand.

Services Description Phone Location Details
Services Description Phone Location Details
Acute Care Unit Welcome to Our Acute Care Unit At our hospital, the Acute Care Unit is dedicated to providing exceptional care to every patient who walks through our doors. Here's what you can expect from our team:
  1. Compassionate and Individualized Care: Our nursing staff is committed to providing compassionate, individualized attention to all patients hospitalized for illness, surgery, or testing and observation.
  2. Collaborative Approach: Our nursing services work hand-in-hand with physicians, pharmacists, and a multidisciplinary team of physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapists to ensure each patient receives quality care tailored to their needs.
  3. Preoperative and Postoperative Excellence: For patients undergoing various surgeries, including abdominal (appendectomy, cholecystectomy), orthopedic (total hip and knee replacements, rotator cuff repairs), or others like hysterectomy, colon surgery, and hernia surgery, our unit offers expert preoperative and postoperative nursing care.
  4. Accommodating Patients of All Ages: From pediatric to geriatric patients, our unit is equipped to accommodate individuals of all ages. We provide semi-private and private rooms, including a dedicated space for children, ensuring comfort and specialized attention.
  5. Family-Centered Care: We understand the importance of family support in the healing process. We ask visitors to respect the privacy of other patients during their visits.
  6. Special Accommodations for Families: Certain situations may call for family members to stay with their loved ones. For instance, we encourage parents to stay with their child patients at all times. We provide comfortable accommodations, including recliners or beds, and allow family to order meals from our kitchen.
  7. Isolation Protocols: In cases where patients require isolation, specific instructions will be provided to visitors to ensure the safety and well-being of both patients and visitors.
  8. Transition of Care Rounding: Our team conducts Transition of Care Rounding Monday through Friday from 10:30-11:30 am.  This collaborative effort involves nurses, therapies, dietary staff, discharge planners, pharmacists, and care coordinators. By addressing patient needs comprehensively and proactively, we strive to optimize outcomes and enhance patient care.
Our Acute Care Unit is dedicated to providing high-quality, patient-centered care. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to our team. We're here for you every step of the way.
Ambulance Services

When to Call an Ambulance

Knowing When to Call an Ambulance:
  • Difficulty breathing, loss of consciousness, or irregular breathing patterns are clear signs to dial emergency services.
  • Chest pain, especially if it radiates to the arms, neck, or jaw, warrants immediate attention.
  • Symptoms like slurred speech, confusion, or vision problems could indicate a stroke and require urgent medical assistance.
  • Numbness, tingling, or paralysis of limbs are red flags for neurological issues.
  • Persistent abdominal pain, vomiting, or presence of blood demand immediate medical assessment.
  • Injuries to the neck, back, or joints that worsen with movement should be assessed by medical professionals.

Critical Information for 911 Dispatch

  • Provide the dispatcher with precise details of the emergency location.
  • Describe the symptoms observed in the individual requiring assistance.
  • Offer your name and contact number for follow-up inquiries.
  • Remain on the line until instructed otherwise by the dispatcher.

Preparing for Ambulance Arrival

  • Ensure the safety of everyone involved in the situation.
  • Illuminate the surroundings by turning on porch lights for easier identification.
  • Unlock doors and clear pathways to facilitate the ambulance crew's access.
  • Designate a responsible individual to guide the ambulance to the location if needed.
  • Avoid unnecessary movement of injured individuals to prevent exacerbating their condition.

Essential Information for Ambulance Crew

  • Provide a comprehensive account of the incident, including its onset, duration, and any pertinent medical history.
  • Share the patient's age, known medical conditions, current medications, and known allergies.
  • Clearly articulate the specific type of emergency services required for efficient response and treatment.

Central Montana Medical Center's (CMMC) Emergency Services at Events

  • Central Montana Medical Center (CMMC) offers accessible emergency support for community events, prioritizing public health and safety.
  • Requests for emergency services at events are carefully evaluated based on the event's nature, anticipated attendance, and potential risks.
  • CMMC endeavors to provide cost-effective or complimentary emergency services for qualifying charitable or nonprofit events.
  • Event organizers can initiate a request for emergency services via the provided webform, with confirmation of service availability and eligibility provided upon review.
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Behavioral Health Welcome to our Behavioral Health at CMMC Clinic. Our compassionate professionals are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for individuals dealing with various mental health concerns. Here's what you can expect from our services:
  • Evaluations: We offer thorough psychiatric evaluations to assess your mental health needs, including a comprehensive review of your symptoms, medical history, and personal circumstances.
  • Diagnosis and treatment: Our providers are skilled in diagnosing and treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and more.
  • Medication management: We provide personalized medication management plans tailored to each individual's needs, ensuring safe and effective treatment of psychiatric symptoms while minimizing side effects.
  • Collaborative care: We believe in a collaborative approach to mental health care and work closely with therapists, primary care physicians, and other healthcare providers to ensure integrated, holistic treatment that addresses all aspects of your well-being.
At CMMC, we are committed to providing compassionate, evidence-based psychiatry services to help you achieve mental wellness and improve your quality of life. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, or any other mental health issue, we are here to support you on your journey to recovery. Schedule a consultation today to take the first step towards better mental health.
(406) 535-1458 CMMC Clinic – Suite 4
Cardiac Rehabilitation

Comprehensive Service Provided to Individuals with Cardiovascular Disease

The primary goal of Cardiac Rehabilitation is to enable the participant to achieve his/her optimal physical, psychological, and social functioning through exercise training and lifestyle change. (It includes a team of professionals of RN’s, exercise specialist, dietitians, socials services and a Medical Director to help you achieve your goals)

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a service that includes:

  • Prescribed exercise to improve cardiovascular fitness without exceeding safe limits.
  • Education about heart disease along with counseling on ways to stabilize or reverse heart disease by improving risk factors.
  • Reduction/Cessation of Smoking
  • Lowering Cholesterol
  • Controlling High Blood Pressure
  • Weight Loss/Control
  • Improve/Manage Diabetes
  • Increasing Physical Activity
  • Encourage Healthy Eating Habits
  • Improve Psychological Well Being

Those who benefit from Cardiac Rehabilitation include those with a history of:

  • Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG)
  • Current stable angina pectoris
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)/ or coronary stenting
  • Heart or heart-lung transplant
  • Heart Failure and those with ventricular assist devices
  • Coronary artery disease equivalents such as diabetes or peripheral artery disease
Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Prevention Program CMMC’s Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes Prevention Program is a group program supporting participants to incorporate healthy eating and physical activity into everyday life to help prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes.

Did you know?

Losing a few pounds and starting an exercise program can:
  • Reduce your chance of getting diabetes
  • Manage blood sugar
  • Control high blood pressure
  • Lower bad cholesterol

Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes Prevention

The CMMC Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes Prevention Program is an affordable, one-year program. Meetings cover topics about a healthy lifestyle program that focuses on diet, exercise, and barriers that relate to achieving a healthy diet and exercise plan. Active participant have access to the CMMC Fitness Center to assist them with developing an exercise program. A daily log of exercise and food intake will be expected of all participants.

Patient must be

  1. Age 18 years or over AND
  2. Overweight/obese BMI (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2 or if Asian, BMI ≥ 23 kg/m2) AND
  3. Have one or more of the risk factors listed:
    1. Elevated blood glucose level of 75-gram oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) with 2-hour plasma glucose is 140-199 mg/dL, fasting plasma glucose (FPG) is 100-125 mg/dL, or A1C 5.7-6.4%
    2. Score 9 or higher on CDC prediabetes screening test.
    3. History of gestational diabetes
    4. Elevated blood pressure level of ≥130/80 mmHg OR treatment
    5. Abnormal lipid levels of HDL <50 mg/dL for women or <40 mg/dL for men, LDL >130 mg/dL, or triglycerides >150 mg/dL OR treatment
    6. Given birth to a baby weighing >9 pounds
Care Coordination
CMMC's Care Coordination Dept provides an additional level of care for patients and their caregivers so that they can have an extra hand up in managing their chronic condition. We offer support wherever we can to make the transition into managing a long term health issue as helpful as possible. Central to our mission is the quality improvement initiative of incorporating community based care coordination designed to help patients achieve better health, better health care and lower costs.
Caregivers of Dementia Support Group The Caregivers of Dementia Support Group's purpose is to give support, information, skills, venting and coaching for people that are caring for or have a person in their life that has dementia.  The coaching is to help people to better communicate with and support people that have cognitive dysfunction or memory problems.  Support is available for loved ones with dementia during support group gatherings.
Where: First Christian Church
When:  Every 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time:  10:30 a.m.. to 11:30 a.m.
Format:  15-20 minutes education on specific topic with rest of time spent as a facilitated group discussion.
Objectives that will be covered at the support group
  • Support for Caregivers
  • Coping with lifestyle changes
  • Education on various topics related to dementia
  • Finding resources in the community to support individuals with dementia
  • Socializing
Call Barb Berg at 406-535-1502 for more information  
Clinical Nutrition Department A registered dietitian nutritionist/ ACE certified health coach provides Medical Nutrition Therapy and nutrition education/counseling through individual visits and/or group classes. The NutritionFit program, in particular, focuses on helping to reach and maintain sustained weight loss. With a referral from a provider; many insurance plans cover these sessions.
CMMC Physicians Clinic
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 8am-5pm
  • After Hours Clinic: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5pm-7pm

CMMC Physicians Clinic

Community Paramedic Program

Community Integrated Health:

Community Integrated Health (CIH) is a newer approach to healthcare where paramedics and EMTs (emergency medical technicians) use their skills in a larger role to address community health needs. A CIH Provider (CIHP) will connect patients to appropriate community resources that better serve patients than the 911 system. These might include mental health and follow-up care for chronic diseases such as congestive heart failure, diabetes, COPD, and asthma. CIH provides preventative healthcare, home safety evaluations, and addresses medical needs in the home to reduce hospital transports for non-emergent care needs. Central Montana Medical Center is embracing the CIH movement as a way to improve access to healthcare, enhance community-based preventative care, and provide additional opportunities for EMTs and paramedics to care for their communities. Referrals can come from anyone who identifies that there may be a need, not just a physician - once the referral is made the patient will be contacted for consent to the program. Please see below for program brochure, program overview, and referral form. Referrals can be emailed to For any questions, please contact the CMMC EMS Office 406-535-1468.   [dg ids="10341,10342,10343,10344"]
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Diabetes Education Diabetes Education at CMMC is an outpatient program that was designed to meet the highest standards for diabetes education. Since 2005, Central Montana Medical Center has been recognized as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Patient Education, as developed and reviewed under the auspices of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Recognition is a formal acknowledgement of excellence. The program at CMMC includes group and/or individual instruction to help persons with diabetes learn to manage their disease in an atmosphere of compassion and support. Education focuses on incorporating healthy eating and physical activity, monitoring blood sugar to avoid the risk of complications, problem solving and adjusting emotionally to diabetes. Diabetes education also offers a free support group that meets on the second Thursday of every month in the office space outside of Seiden Drug that is led by Linda Allen and Emily Heggem. At CMMC we use a team approach to help guide you through your treatment and help with any fears, issues, and problems you encounter along the way. Our team includes your personal physician, a certified diabetes educator, a registered dietitian, and a fitness specialist.

Meet our Diabetes Education team

Debby Lee, RN
Regular activity is important for overall fitness, weight management, and blood sugar control. With your health care provider’s approval, Debbie can help you develop an exercise plan that is right for you and one you will enjoy doing. The Diabetes Self Management Education is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and by many insurance plans. Please contact your plan to find out more about your coverage. Self-pay is also accepted. A referral from your Primary Care Physician is required.
Emergency Department

Emergency Department (E.D.)

In an emergency, you want medical care as quickly as possible.  Central Montana Medical Center’s Emergency Department is staffed with dedicated physicians and nurses, with access to the Operating Room (OR), lab, imaging, and other services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We are a Level 4 Trauma Facility

Central Montana Medical Center has been trauma designated since 2009.  This designation from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services means that CMMC has met all criteria in trauma care with services, equipment and staff training to receive designation by the state of Montana as a Level Four Community Trauma Facility.

The Emergency Department sees a large variety of patients.

If you need medical evaluation, the ED will be happy to see anytime.  If you have an emergency please call 911.

Call 911 for an emergency.  You can reach poison control at 1-800-222-1222.

(406) 535-6220
Employee Health CMMC Employee Health provides the highest standard of services to our greatest asset – our Employees. We endeavor to promote a safe and healthy work environment of good morale and overall wellness and health for our workforce, which in turn positively impacts the health of our community. We take care of our employees’ health, so they can take care of our patients! The primary activities of Central Montana Medical Center Employee Health Services are to provide the highest standard of occupational health services for employees and volunteers. This service is intended to promote a safe and healthy environment of good morale and overall wellness and health for the facility and community.

Service Hours

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., appointments preferred.

Services Location

CMMC Health Services is located at: 408 Wendell Ave, Lewistown, Montana Physician Clinic

Employee Health Services Activities

  • Pre-employment health examinations (completed by the Occupational Therapist for specific jobs only)
  • Routine vaccinations
  • Tuberculosis screenings (pre-employment and post exposure)
  • Work-related illness evaluations
  • Occupational exposure follow- up
  • Annual Flu Vaccination Program
  • Annual tuberculosis questionnaire review
  • Respirator medical evaluations / fit testing
  • Annual Employee Health wellness screening
COVID-19 VACCINATION: "Vaccination against COVID-19 is one of the many tools we have at our disposal to protect our employees.  CMMC does not mandate receipt of the vaccination, however, employees are strongly recommended to receive it.  COVID vaccinations are available to all CMMC employees upon request.  The vaccination is a 2-dose series, to be given approximately 28 days apart.  There are minor side effects anticipated with this new vaccine, so it is important that any staff member wanting to receive the shot(s) consult with their Department Manager to coordinate a date/time that will be conductive to their department.  It is also quite important for staff to keep their scheduled appointment as there are many restrictions and guidelines that must be followed by those administering the vaccine.  Please call the CMMC Occupational Health department if you have any questions, or would like additional information regarding this wonderful benefit. COVID EXPOSURE "All Employees have a Duty to Report the following:
  • Infections Disease Illness Symptoms on scheduled work days
  • External Exposure to COVID(+) or Rule-out person
  • If testing in another facility for CoVID due to exposure, surveillance testing does not need to be reported
  • Possible Internal Exposure to CoVID
  • CoVID Testing done in another facility
  • Requested Public Health Quarantine
Occupational Health will do any internal investigation and make work restriction determinations for any of the above.  If testing is required, Occupational Health will provide that testing for the employee.

Tuberculosis Screening

Pre-employment PPDs are required for all new employees before they can begin work at CMMC. One-step PPDs are needed for those individuals who can provide written documentation of TB testing in the previous 12 months prior to employment. A Two-step PPD is required if no previous testing has been completed in the last year. PPDs must be read by a physician or nurse within 48-72 hours after placement. You MUST have the PPD read to complete the screening. Having it placed and not read invalidates the PPD and it must be repeated. Only those who complete the reading are considered compliant with the TB screening requirement.

Annual Tuberculosis Signs & Symptoms Questionnaire

All employees must complete the Annual Tuberculosis Signs and Symptoms questionnaire each year for the duration of employment/placement with CMMC. This requirement must be completed electronically and submitted in order for employees to receive their annual evaluation. Once you submit your questionnaire, it will be reviewed by the Infection Preventionist and the EH nurse. If your questionnaire highlights symptoms of concern, the nurse will contact you. Otherwise, the form information will be approved by the nurse and filed in your CMMC Health Services record. and in the Human Resources. record making you compliant with the annual TB screening requirement. Human Resources will then be notified you have met this portion of compliance for your annual evaluation.

Vaccinations and Immunity

Vaccinations and Immunity For the protection of patients, staff and visitors, all employees and volunteers must have written record of immunization to specified illnesses in order to volunteer or be employed at CMMC. Written documentation of lab- identified immunity is also permissable. The following is a list of illnesses for which vaccination is required:
  • Measles / Mumps / Rubella
  • Varicella (chicken pox)
  • Tetanus / diptheria / pertussis
If record of vaccinations cannot be obtained, CMMC will provide titer testing to identify immunity of MMR and varicella, at no charge to the employee. Titer results must be completed prior to beginning employment.
Tetanus / diptheria / pertussis (Tdap):
If an employee has not received the adult booster vaccination of Tdap, CMMC will provide this vaccination free of charge to the employee.
Hepatitis B:
Hepatitis B is a serious infection that is easily spread through contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person. Hepatitis B vaccine can prevent Hepatitis B and the serious consequences of the infection. It is highly recommended for any employee that is occupationally exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials, including the risk of needle sticks. CMMC provides this vaccination series free of charge to all employees.
Annual Flu Vaccination Program
In a continuing effort to protect our patients as well as the employees, students and volunteers that make our organization great, influenza vaccination is strongly encouraged. If an employee, student or volunteer chooses not to receive the annual influenza vaccination, they must wear a respiratory mask during the designated flu season as determined by the CMMC Infection Prevention Physician. Please review the Influenza Vaccination policy EMP-HLT 101 located on the Intranet under Hospital Policies and Procedures for the full details. CMMC begins vaccination in October of each year. The vaccine is available for employees, students and volunteers at the annual Flu Clinics, held in conjunction with the Annual In-service, which is mandatory for all employees. Vaccination is also available on a walk-in basis during the standard CMMC Employee Health office hours. The influenza vaccine is available to these groups until the end of the traditional flu season, which is usually marked as April 1st of each year.
Ways to fight the flu:
  • Get the flu shot!
  • Wash your hands
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • If you are sick stay home
  • If your doctor prescribes flu antiviral drugs, make sure to take them

Annual Employee Health Wellness Screening

CMMC provides an annual health screening for their employees, and spouses, on the insurance program as part of a wellness benefit to encourage their employees to focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. CMMC believes the best way to protect and maximize your health is to start with a health screening. Health Screenings are important for early detection of disease or other possible health problems. The Health Screening is held on campus and includes a health risk assessment, vital signs, height and weight, body mass index and lab testing. The lab tests covered include: Complete Blood Count, Complete Metabolic Panel, Hemaglobin A1C, Thyroid test, Cotinine and Cholesterol levels. CMMC male employees over the age of 50, will also have a prostate level checked. Following the screening, employees receive a report that reviews all of their results and includes annual result trending if the employee participates every year.

Records Request

You can request copies of your health records on file with CMMC Health Services by completing the Request for Records / Signed Consent to Release Records form. The request form and consent can be faxed to the Occupational  Health Services office at 406-535-6607. Please allow two business days for your request to be processed. You can pick up your records after 2 p.m. on the second business day. Please be sure to bring a valid ID in order to retrieve your copies. Record Release Request Form
(406)-538-4110 408 Wendell Ave, Suite 5
Fitness Center The CMMC Fitness Center is a medically monitored health and wellness center featuring an array of programs and equipment designed to meet the conditioning needs of community members regardless of age, athletic ability, or chronic disease process. Our equipment includes free weights, Cybex weight stations, treadmills, Nusteps, Versa Climber, stationary bike, Airdyne bike, rower, Stairmaster, Ergometers, exercise balls, and much more! Our center includes:
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Circuit training; 30 seconds of exercise with 15 seconds of rest.  Stations change monthly.
  • One-on-one fitness training; for anyone needing an extra push to meet their fitness goals.
  • General membership; available to all
Employee, senior and student discounts are available. CMMC Fitness Center Hours Are:
  • Monday - Friday     6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday                  8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Sunday                    Closed
For more information regarding programs or hours call the number below.
Foot & Ankle Surgery/Podiatry We are dedicated to providing exceptional and convenient podiatry care to Central Montana. Our experienced podiatrist, Dr. Trent Lott, specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of foot and ankle conditions, helping you to maintain optimal foot health and mobility. Our outpatient podiatry clinic offers a comprehensive range of services, including:
  • Foot and Ankle Examinations: Thorough evaluations to assess your foot and ankle health, identify any issues, and develop personalized treatment plans.
  • Treatment of Foot Conditions: Expert care for common foot conditions such as bunions, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, corns, calluses, and more.
  • Diabetic Foot Care: Specialized care for individuals with diabetes, focusing on preventing and managing foot complications such as neuropathy, ulcers, and infections.
  • Orthotics and Custom Footwear: Custom orthotic inserts and footwear to address biomechanical issues, improve foot function, and alleviate pain.
  • Sports Injury Management: Diagnosis and treatment of sports-related foot and ankle injuries, including sprains, fractures, and overuse injuries.
  • Surgical Interventions: When necessary, our podiatrists perform minimally invasive and surgical procedures to correct foot deformities, injuries, and other conditions.
Contact us to schedule an appointment today! Phone: (406) 535-1515
406-535-1515 408 Wendell Ave
Foot Clinic A program co-sponsored by CMMC and the Fergus County Council On Aging. The Foot Clinic offers low cost foot care by a trained nursing staff. Referrals to Podiatry services are available through this clinic. The Fergus County Council on Aging provides patient pick-up and delivery to the clinic. Clientele are seen by appointment. Podiatrist (Dr  Church) office hours: Lewistown Monday, Thursday and every 1st and 4th Wednesday 8 a.m. To 5 p.m. Great Falls every Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday 8 a.m. To 5 p.m. Harlowton every 2nd Wednesday 9 a.m. To 4:30 p.m. Patients can call 535-6318 to schedule an appointment (406) 535-7486
General Surgery Our skilled surgeons provide comprehensive care for a wide range of surgical needs. From routine procedures to complex surgeries, we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs. Our services include but are not limited to:
  • Consultations: We provide thorough consultations to assess your condition and discuss treatment options.
  • Pre-operative care: Our team ensures you are fully prepared for surgery, addressing any concerns and providing guidance on pre-operative preparations.
  • Surgical procedures: Our experienced surgeons perform a variety of general surgical procedures, including colonoscopies, hernia repairs, gallbladder surgeries, and more.
  • Post-operative care: We offer compassionate post-operative care to support your recovery process, monitoring your progress and providing necessary follow-up appointments.
(406) 535-6262 CMMC Clinic – Suite 8
Home Health Care Services Home Care provides multiple services supervised by your physician that enable you to stay home while recovering from an illness or injury or when suffering from a long term or terminal illness. The Home Health Program has been offering comprehensive, quality home care services since 1984. Those services available through CMMC Home Health are:
  • Nurse: Visits to provide such services as Wound Care, Ostomy Care, Diabetes Education, medication education, assessment & education regarding the disease process and steps to recovery, patient & Family Education and Referrals to appropriate Therapies. Nursing services are available 7 days per week, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Certified Nurse Aide: Assistance with bathing, medication reminders and other personal care needs.
  • Physical Therapy: Treatments and exercise programs to facilitate mobility, transfers and safety in the home.
  • Occupational Therapy: Provides retraining in vocational and leisure activities, activities of daily living, including toileting, dressing, self care and use of specialty equipment.
  • Speech/ Language Pathology: Provides therapy for swallowing, speech and cognitive difficulties.
  • Registered Dietician: Offers dietary and nutritional counseling.
Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, HMO, Workman's Compensation and VA cover most Home Health services. A Provider must order all services.

Private Duty Nursing & Aide Services

Services are provided in the home by a licensed nurse for those persons who are not eligible for Home Health through Medicare, Medicaid or Private Insurance but are still in need of services.
Services available:
  • Diabetic care and education
  • Medication set-up and education
  • Physical assessment
  • Colostomy and urinary catheter care
  • Wound care
  • Blood draws
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Bowel programs
  • Home IV Therapy
  • Other services as requested
Private Pay
These services provide Certified Nursing Assistants (C.N.A.) in the home to assist with the activities of daily living.  They are available as self-pay and through some insurance companies.  Patients are initially assessed by a Nurse to develop the plan of care to assure safe and optimal care.
Services available:
  • Bathing
  • Grooming
  • Dressing
  • Walking
  • Transferring
  • Routine hair/skin care
  • Assistance with self-administered medication
  • Feeding
  • Toileting
  • Exercising
  • Meal preparation
  • Shopping for and storing food
  • Light housekeeping
  • Respite (Temporary Relief for a Primary caregiver)
(406) 535-6302 408 Wendell Ave
Home Medical Equipment

Home Medical Equipment

Home Medical Equipment (HME) Celebrates Accreditation CMMC HME is an HQAA accredited durable home medical equipment company.  This accreditation is achieved only when a home medical equipment company demonstrates the highest level of quality practices in their business operations and patient care techniques.  Accreditation by HQAA assures Medicare and other payers that the highest levels of quality are practiced within all areas of CMMC HME.   The Home Medical Equipment Department provides medical equipment to meet special needs in the home.
Some Items Available are:
  • CPAP
  • Nebulizers
  • Pulse oximeters
  • Walkers/Rollators
  • Bath aids
  • Bedside commodes
Please contact our Home Medical Equipment staff for any of your medical equipment and supply needs. Open Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Medical equipment may be covered by Medicare, Medicaid or Private Insurance. Retail sales are also available. Additional Services:
  • Educational services available from Respiratory Staff
(406) 535-6292 408 Wendell Ave, Suite 3
Hospice services CMMC Hospice is service of Central Montana Medical Center located in Lewistown, Montana. CMMC Hospice, a not-for-profit 501c3 organization, serves both Fergus and Judith Basin Counties.  Since 1985, through nearly three decades of service, CMMC Hospice has pursued a unique approach to end-of-life care:  that the patient’s choice must be upheld, that no one should die alone or in pain, and that the needs of the entire family must be addressed.  At CMMC Hospice, we are dedicated to sharing the journey with our patients and families, enabling them to live fully through all stages of illness. It’s about living.


CMMC Hospice provides end-of-life care that enhances life.  We strive to provide all services focused toward the individual patient’s wants and needs.  We deliver care that addresses the whole patient including emotional, spiritual, and physical needs and preferences.


The vision of CMMC Hospice is to be the model rural hospice agency, providing compassionate, visionary, quality care structured around the patients’ and families’ needs.


TheCMMC Hospice program of care is compassionate specialized health care and support for patients facing the advancing stages of any life-threatening illness.  Our program also provides emotional and spiritual support to patients and their loved ones, including bereavement counseling following the patient’s death. We care for patients in a setting of their choice.  Whether in a private home, assisted living, nursing home, or hospital, we help people face the challenges of terminal illness with dignity.  Members of the hospice team, such as, nurse, social worker, home health aide, volunteer, and chaplain, make regularly scheduled visits depending on the needs and wishes of the patients and their loved ones.  We help by offering:
  • Scheduled Registered Nurse visits focusing on comfort care for the patient
  • Home health aides to assist with personal care needs
  • Physical therapy training to keep the patient safe and comfortable
  • Social workers that facilitate access to resources, offer emotional support, and bereavement counseling
  • Chaplain visits to offer spiritual support
  • Volunteer support to give companionship and assistance
  • Medical equipment and supplies

“I didn’t know much about hospice before we signed up.  I did not know all that they can do for you.  It is the most wonderful organization. I’d ever run into. They set up a hospital bed and other equipment.  We had aides visit almost daily.  The nurses visited regularly and were on call day and night.  They all have such compassion.  They set up the medications and trained me how to give them.  It was just wonderful.  I highly recommend hospice to other families.” - Loire, Caregiver

More Hospice Information

Laboratory / Blood Bank

Our Role is Important, Our Results Matter

Central Montana Medical Center calls attention to the vital contributions to heath care made by CMMC’s medical laboratory science professionals. National publications have reported that up to 70% of the data used for clinical decision-making by physicians is generated by the clinical laboratory. Medical diagnosis and treatment decisions depend on timely and accurate test results. Working behind the scenes, laboratory professionals are a critical component of the health care team in patient care. The CMMC Laboratory offers testing for the purpose of screening, diagnosis, and monitoring of disease condition. Lab testing is performed on inpatients, outpatients, and referred samples, providing services 24 hours a day. CMMC laboratory now has the ability to perform five new tests that were previously referred to an offsite lab. Our clinical laboratory scientists are trained and deemed competent to perform all the testing that is performed on site. Only lower volume, highly specialized testing will now be referred out to other labs. The laboratory goes through a rigorous government inspection every two years to ensure compliance. Central Montana Medical Center  laboratory  staff  are highly competent and team-oriented. Download Lab Consent Form
(406) 535-6282 408 Wendell Ave.
Maternity Birthing Room decor, rooming in, and a complete nursery. Cesarean delivery and care is also available. Complete newborn screening services are provided, including Audiometry testing to confirm normal hearing capacity. Click to Visit: "Meet the Newborns"

Frequently Asked Questions

What OB Services are available at CMMC?

CMMC has a labor and delivery, postpartum and nursery unit which is fully staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are able to provide care to pregnant women, including those with prenatal complications (preterm labor, increased blood pressure, etc.), those having a vaginal delivery or scheduled or emergency c- sections. We provide postpartum care for new moms. CMMC has a Level I nursery, but do provide some services that Level II nursery's provide such as the ability to manage newborns with minor breathing problems, feeding difficulties, or newborns that may require IV antibiotics. This is done in consult with Neonatologists in Great Falls or Billings. Transport to those facilities is arranged if necessary.

What physicians in Lewistown provide OB services?

There are four Family Practice Physicians who provide OB services: Dr. Simpson., Dr. Marchion,  and Dr. Williams.  Dr. Williams is at One Health, phone # 535-6545.  Perinatologists from Billings and Great Falls are consulted regularly as deemed necessary by your primary physician.

Are childbirth classes available?

Prenatal Classes: Free of charge! and integrated into their prenatal appointments, scheduled through their primary physician office.  Their physician and clinic staff can help with answering questions and scheduling these visits.  Classes are taught by RN's and MD's with various guest speakers.   Drop In & Latch On Meetings:
  • Are you an expectant mom?
  • Are you a breastfeeding mom?
  • Are you a mom with breastfeeding experience who would like to share her knowledge and expertise with other breastfeeding moms?
The Drop In and Latch On Group provides an opportunity to gather; with the guidance of a Certified Lactation Specialist, to share stories and offer support to each other in a warm, nurturing, and baby-friendly environment.  This group is very active on Facebook. Meetings are scheduled through the Facebook group. Contact the OB Department at 535-6286 Breastfeeding education and support is also available by Certified Lactation Consultants.

What is available for pain management during labor?

We encourage all  mothers-to-be to ask questions of their provider regarding pain management options during labor.  . Let your nurse know if you desire pain medication. All pain medications need a physician order so your nurse will need to contact your physician if you desire pain medications. Pain management can include pain medication given to you in your IV or intrathecal narcotic pain medication. An injection of a narcotic is done with an epidural. Nitrous oxide is also offered as an option for pain control. Ask your physician or nurse for more information.

What should I bring to the hospital?

Here is what we provide:
  • Large insulated mug for ice water
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Comb
  • Lotion
  • Kotex pads
  • Disposable stretch underwear to hold pads in place
  • Cleansing squirt bottle
  • Nightgowns & bathrobes while here
  • Diapers/clothes for baby while here
You will need to bring shampoo and conditioner, going home clothes for you and the baby, baby blankets, infant car seat and any personal items you may want. DON"T FORGET your camera. Remember though, no videotaping is allowed during the actual delivery (per hospital policy), however, you are more than welcome to tape before and after. Record those once in a lifetime moments!

Who can visit while we are in the hospital?

Father or support person may stay all night if desired. Hospital visiting hours are 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m with exception during our "Shh...Nap Time" program. So our mom's can rest, we have limited visitation hours from 1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m. each day. We require that all visitors check in at the OB Nurse's Station before visiting OB patients. We also ask that visitors not visit if they are ill or have ill children. Children may visit if they are not sick. The father of the baby or Mom's support person may visit at anytime. Father's may stay all night if desired. Check with the nurse.  The unit is locked at all times.  Visitors may be allowed access by the OB nurse if the visitor is on the approved visitor list given to staff by the patient.  Only those that the patient has specified will be allowed to visit in the OB Department.

What training/experience do the OB Staff have?

All are NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) certified, Electronic Fetal Monitoring Certified, and have completed STABLE (Stabilization of newborn for transport) certification. All staff must also have CPR certification.

How do you provide security against infant abduction?

CMMC has an infant security system in operation at all times. Other security measures are also taken. Your nurse will visit with you about this when you are admitted.  The OB unit is completely locked from entry at all times, unless approved visitation from the patient.

Can I have my baby in my room with me all the time?

YES!!  Rooming-in is encouraged as a necessary step to bonding with your new baby as well as enabling you to be successful when you go home.  All services for your baby including weights, baths, and all tests well be done in your room with you there to comfort your baby.

What if I have questions about myself or my baby after I go home?

Give us a call at 535-6286 anytime, day or night. Someone is always available to answer your questions and help you through the wonderful new experience.  
(406) 535-6286
Men Surviving Cancer From coping with a diagnosis of cancer to handling treatment to dealing with long-term emotional and financial concerns, cancer patients and survivors often face stressful situations. Our goal is to help create a comfortable and relaxed environment for men to share their experiences and concerns. In addition to bringing in guest speakers and experts in fields such as nutrition, pain management, treatments and more, we will encourage an open discussion and dialog in a laid-back atmosphere designed to meet your needs. This group is a supportive network providing the necessary information to help everyone who has had or currently has any cancer diagnosis.

Why join a cancer support group?

Studies have shown that being part of a cancer support group can have important benefits. These include:
  • feeling better about yourself
  • finding a new focus in life
  • making new friendships
  • improving your mood & learning to cope
  • having better pain control
  • better understanding of your family needs
  • finding a way to support & help others newly diagnosed

Meeting Times

Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of each month at 12pm - 1pm at the First Christian Church. For more information, please contact us at the number below.

Contact: Amy d’Autremont RN, OCN 

Infusion Supervisor, Cancer Care Services Coordinator, Oncology Nurse Navigator


Nutrition Counseling / Dietician

Services provided

  • Diabetic Education
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Mediterranean Lifestyle Coaching
  • Group Presentations
  • One on One Sessions
Occupational Health


We understand that maintaining a healthy workforce is key. We provide a complete package of services for individual business that can be tailored to your specific needs. Our programs are designed to be affordable for all employees. We offer multiple services to assist you and your business success.

Drug and Alcohol Testing

  • Pre-Employment (DOT & non-DOT)
  • Post-Accident (DOT & non-DOT)
  • Quick test urine drug screens; 5,12 panel
  • Breath alcohol testing (DOT and non-DOT)
  • Mobile drug and alcohol testing

Rehabilitation Services

  • Physical Therapy
  • Work Hardening
  • Ergonomic assessment
  • Stretch and flex training
  • Function capacity exams
  • Kraus Weber muscular strength

Nutritional Services

  • Diet Analysis
  • Cooking Classes
  • Education - Breakfast 101: Why the first thing you eat every day can affect your overall health
  • Nutrition after 40 - How your diet should change with each decade
  • Grocery store tours

Medical Services

  • CDL Physical - CDL Exam Checklist
  • Pre-placement exams
  • Physical exam/history review
  • Workers compensation
  • Medical clearance/Quantitative respiratory fit testing
  • Pulmonary function test
  • Tuberculosis skin testing
  • Paternity testing
  • On-Site Vaccinations Influenza Hepatits B Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertusis (TDaP) Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Pneumonia Shingles
  • On-site wellness screenings
  • Health risk assessments
  • Vital Signs
  • Biometrics
  • Lab testing (CBC, CMP, TSH & Lipids)
  • Personal fitness programs
  • Weight management programs
  • Concussion management
  • ImPACT testing
  • Sports Physicals (click here for Sports Physical Form)

Safety Development

  • Blood borne pathogen program
  • Emergency preparedness planning
  • CPR training
  • First Aid classes

Health Education

  • Prevention and care of diabetes
  • Heart health
  • Steps to reduce stroke
  • Building blocks of nutrition
  • Cholesterol: what the numbers mean
  • Exercise basics
  • Ostoporosis - the aging spine
  • Blood borne pathogens
  • Stress management
  • Recognizing depression
  • Skin care
  • Vein disorders and sitting disease
  • Sleep disorders
  • Body mechanics - back injury prevention
  • Infection prevention

Health Awareness

  • Education materials/pamphlets
  • Monthly health education newsletters
  • healthy lifestyle calendars
We are not just here to make healthcare manageable, but make it easier. Let us help you succeed in the investment of one of your greatest assets - Your Employees! Call us to see how we can help you.
406-538-4110 (fax: 406-535-6607) 408 Wendell Ave. Ste. 5
Orthopedics Our team of experienced orthopedic specialists is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for all musculoskeletal conditions. Here's what you can expect from our orthopedic services:
  • Orthopedic consultations: We offer thorough consultations to assess your orthopedic concerns and develop personalized treatment plans tailored to your individual needs.
  • Diagnosis and imaging: Our orthopedic experts utilize advanced diagnostic tools and will order appropriate imaging to accurately diagnose orthopedic conditions.
  • Surgical interventions: When surgery is necessary, our skilled orthopedic surgeons perform a wide range of procedures, including joint replacements, arthroscopic surgery, and fracture repair, using the latest minimally invasive techniques whenever possible.
  • Non-surgical treatments: We also provide non-surgical treatment options, such as physical therapy, injections, bracing, and orthotics, to help manage pain, improve function, and promote healing without the need for surgery.
Phone: 1-406-535-1515 / Fax: 1-406-535-1529 408 Wendell Ave.
PADnet Testing The easiest and least expensive method to test for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). 8-10 million Americans have PAD. Without proper treatment, 30% are likely to die in 5 years of PAD-related heart attack or stroke. PAD is a condition in which fatty deposits build up on the inner linings of arteries, and restrict the flow of blood to muscles and organs; especially the kidneys, stomach, arms, legs and feet. A PADnet test measures the blood volume in the patient’s extremities by using a series of blood pressure readings. This non-invasive test can be completed in 15-20 minutes at CMMC. This vascular test can also check for Peripheral Venous Disease (PVD) – a general term for damage, defects or blockage in the peripheral veins, most commonly found in the arms and legs (like varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency).
Pediatric After Hours

If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911 immediately.

Pediatric After-Hours Care

We know it can be nerve-wracking when kids need care while our office is closed. Below you will find some helpful information to help you rest assured your child is safe and taken care of.



Quick Resources

After-Hours Telemedicine For non-emergent issues on evenings and weekends that are not covered by the Quick Resources above, you can access a pediatrician we trust for high-quality, low-cost care. Here at CMMC, we have partnered with Montana Pediatrics to bring you Montana-based care from dedicated pediatricians because we believe you deserve more options when it comes to accessing quality care after hours. By logging into a telemedicine visit, a Montana Pediatrics provider will be able to hear and see your child, understand your concerns, and treat your child from any phone, tablet, or computer with a camera. As soon as your visit is complete, Montana Pediatrics will make sure our clinic staff is notified of your visit. We will have your visit details and will reach out to you as soon as we are open again for any follow-up needs if necessary.  

How to Access Care

  • Click green Start button below
  • Click on the orange Sign up or Login button to create a new account (we suggest doing this today so it’s ready in advance of needing a visit)
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to add your own information followed by your child’s information
  • When asked about your child’s primary care provider, please indicate CMMC
  • To request a visit, from the home screen when you log in, click the Request a Visit button to the right of your child’s name
  • Select the Montana Pediatrics Urgent Care option and follow the on-screen prompts
  • You’ll be connected to a pediatrician shortly

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much does an after-hours telemedicine cost? A: Montana Pediatrics will bill you directly for an after-hours visit. They take most insurance plans, Medicaid, and have a cash-pay option (for an uncomplicated visit, expect about $75). You should never feel discouraged seeking care for your child, especially for financial reasons. Montana Pediatrics has an easy-to-use financial assistance policy, which may reduce or eliminate your bill. Click here to learn more.
Q: What provider will care for my child? A: Montana Pediatrics is committed to ensuring Montana families receive care from Montana doctors. Over 50% of the state’s practicing pediatric specialists are engaged with Montana Pediatrics - you can find their entire list of participating providers here.
Q: What if my child needs follow-up care? A: Our office staff at CMMC will receive the notes from your visit with Montana Pediatrics and will call to schedule any necessary follow-up care as soon as our office is open again.

Central Montana Medical Center pharmacy provides medications for hospital patients being cared for in the emergency room, acute care, obstetrics, surgery department and infusion center.

The pharmacy is centrally located, distributing medications to the units for dispensing via automated medication cabinets. Our pharmacy team includes registered and certified pharmacists and a certified pharmacy technician. Our staff are dedicated to working together with your care team to provide accurate and safe medications to help you maintain and improve your health.

The pharmacy services include, but are not limited to:

  • Central Pharmacy Distribution
  • Drug information services
  • Infusion Center medication compounding
  • Medication therapy management
  • Pharmacokinetic monitoring and management
  • Pharmacy, therapeutics and formulary committee support
  • Sterile and non-sterile compounding
  • Emergency prescription needs

Needing a prescription filled? At this time our internal pharmacy does not provide retail prescription services, you will need to utilize the other qualified retailers at One Health, Osco Pharmacy, or Seiden Drug.

(406) 535-6253
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Pathology
Primary Care Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate primary care for patients of all ages. At CMMC, we prioritize building strong relationships with our patients based on trust, respect, and open communication. Whether you need a routine check-up or ongoing management of a chronic condition, you can count on us to deliver personalized, high-quality primary care services tailored to your needs. Here's an overview of our primary care services:  
  • Wellness exams: Our primary care providers perform comprehensive wellness exams, including physical examinations, health assessments, and lifestyle counseling, to help you achieve and maintain overall well-being.
  • Diagnosis and treatment: Our primary care physicians are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions, from common illnesses to complex health concerns.
  • Same-day care: We prioritize access to same-day care for patients with acute health needs, and strive to address your health concerns in a timely, convenient & cost effective way.
  • Management of chronic conditions: We provide personalized care plans for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and more, to help them manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
  • Referrals and coordination of care: If specialized care is needed, we collaborate with a network of specialists to ensure you receive the appropriate treatment and support throughout your healthcare journey.
  • Immunizations: We offer vaccinations for both children and adults to protect against preventable diseases.
(406) 535-1502
Pulmonary Rehab

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

A service that is designed for those who experience lung problems such as:
  • COPD (Emphysema or chronic bronchitis)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer and lung cancer surgery
  • Lung volume reduction surgery
  • Pre and post lung transplantation
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Pulmonary Rehabilitation helps participants:

  • Experience less difficulty with breathing
  • Increase muscle strength and endurance
  • Improve their ability to cope with daily activities
  • Understand how to use medications and oxygen appropriately
  • Improve quality of life
  • Reduce hospitalizations
  • Improve depression

Typical Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs include:

(A Team of RN’s, exercises specialist, RT’s, Dietitian, social services and a Medical Director which help the patient achieve their goals for improved lung health.)
  • Monitored and supervised exercises
  • Education about your pulmonary condition, control of symptoms, medications, and oxygen
  • Assistance with smoking cessation
  • Stress reduction and/or management techniques sessions
  • Nutritional guidance
(406) 535-6209
Radiology / Imaging When it comes to your health, we don't want you to travel 110 miles down the road to get the answers. That's why our Diagnostic staff works efficiently to get test results to your physician as soon as possible. What's more, you can rest assured that we work with some of the most advanced diagnostic equipment available at most larger cities in Montana. Our staff is a group of highly trained technologists, many of whom hold advanced level registries in specialty areas. Our imaging services include state-of-the-art modalities such as diagnostic X-ray, computed tomography (CT scan), nuclear medicine, Mammography, Dexa Scan (osteoporosis screen), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound. (406) 535-6205
Respiratory Care Respiratory care is a specialized area in health care. It works hand in hand with individuals who suffer from cardiac and breathing disorders. Respiratory Therapists are trained and certified in advanced modalities and medical equipment to assist in the management of respiratory conditions. Our Respiratory care team provides support and care for patients of all ages, covering a wide range of support including diagnostic, emergent, and every day management of chronic respiratory therapies. Our focus is to help improve pulmonary function and quality of life for those affected in a broad spectrum of pulmonary illnesses to include: Asthma, Pneumonia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Neonatal support, Cardiac and Respiratory Arrest, Post-Surgical Support, Rib and sternal fractures, Hemothorax, and collapsed lung. Our services include:
  • Patient assessment and Education
  • Bronchodilator and medicated therapies
  • Comprehensive Pulmonary Function testing
  • Pulmonary Hygiene therapy
  • Chest Physiotherapies
  • Non-invasive Mechanical ventilation
  • Invasive Mechanical Ventilation
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Neonatal High risk and Cesarean deliveries
  • Neonatal non-invasive ventilation
  • Arterial Blood gas analysis
  • PADnet (Peripheral Artery disease testing)
  • Sleep testing and treatment
Patients are encouraged to talk to their physicians about possible testing and treatments. We're here to help you get the breath you need!
Sleep Study Sleep is not just a quality-of-life issue. Chronic sleep deprivation and poor sleep quality pose serious risks to your health. One of the biggest concerns is obstructive sleep apnea, which has been strongly linked with high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, stroke and heart attack. Apnea may also play a role in diabetes. In addition, people with sleep apnea are three to seven times more likely than others to be in a car crash. Our Sleep Lab is over seen by Roy Kohler, MD who is Board Certified in Sleep Medicine. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SLEEP APNEA QUIZ Talk to your doctor about having a sleep study performed if you suffer from any of the following symptoms:
  • Snoring
  • Pause in breathing
  • Gasping for air
  • Unrestful Sleep
  • Excessive Day-time sleep
  • Abnormal night-time sleep
Under qualified medical supervision, our Sleep Study service offers accurate information needed for the diagnosis of sleep disorders. Our service is provided with the same caring attitude you have come to expect from CMMC.

Conditions Treated

A physician's order is required to participate in our sleep study program, under which a wide variety of conditions, such as these, may be treated:
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Movement Disorders
  • Breathing Disorders
Our trained staff, which includes technicians and respiratory therapists, is available to answer any questions you may have regarding your sleep habits.


  • No needles, no pain.
  • Generally easy to tolerate and comfortable to the patient.
  • Electrodes and censors measure brain waves, heart rate, movement, and blood oxygen levels.
  • A technician monitors the sleep study and is available if the patient needs him.
  • Your test is scored and interpreted by a qualified physician, providing information needed for an accurate diagnosis and subsequent treatment.

Home Care Needs Related to Sleep Apnea

The caring continues with assistance at home! Our service can help determine your need for rental/purchase of health care equipment such as:
  • CPAP/BIPAP machines
  • Masks
  • Tubing
  • Filters
  • Humidifiers
Patients are encouraged to talk to their physicians about possible sleep disorders. We're here to help you get the restful sleep you need!
(406) 535-6292
Sports Physicals Sports Physicals are required annually for students participating in MHSA sanctioned sports. We provide a physical therapist musculoskeletal evaluation with your Sports Physical exam.  If you are in need of a Sports Physical, please contact us at 538-4110 to set up an appointment. CMMC will give back the cost of your sports physical to your designated schools’ athletic program!   [dg columns="5" attachment_pg="false" paginate="true" new_window="true" ids="10627"]
Surgery The Best Surgeons in Central Montana  CMMC's surgery services are designed to meet the highest standards of care, whether it be for an inpatient surgery or same day surgery. We combine a warm, caring environment with modern technology, and skilled physicians, anesthetists and nurses.  Plus, we're close to home. You do not have the added stress of an extended drive. CMMC's surgery team is experienced in providing services for a wide range of surgeries that include both general and specialty surgical practices, such as:
  • Dermatology (skin)
  • Endoscopy (all gastrointenstinal and sinus)
  • General surgery
  • Gynecology (female reproductive system)
  • Laproscopy (gall bladder)
  • Obstetrics (maternity)
  • Ophthalmology (eye)
  • Orthopedics (joint and bone)
  • Otolaryngology (ear/nose/throat)
  • Pediatrics (children's surgeries)
  • Podiatry (foot & ankle surgery)
  • Urology (urinary)

Same day surgery

Many procedures and surgeries are now done as "out-patient", in which patients can return to the comfort of their own home the same day.  Same day surgeries specialize in minimally invasive procedures, so recovery time and discomfort are minimal.  Typically, same day surgeries are scheduled in the morning to allow you to recover and return home later in the afternoon or evening. The following are some of our same-day surgeries:
  • Colonoscopy (colon exam)
  • Cystoscopy (bladder exam)
  • Gastroscopy (upper gastrointestinal exam)
  • Laparoscopy (abdominal exam or surgery)
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomies (gall bladder removal)
  • Myringotomy (ear tube insertion)
  • Tonsillectomy (removal of tonsils)
  • Tendon repair (repair of damaged tendons)
  • Arthroscopy (joint examination or surgery)
  • Ovarian cystectomy (removal of cyst (s) on ovaries)
  • D and C (dilatation and curettage or uterine scraping)
  • Breast biopsy (removal of tissue for examination)
  • Hernia repair
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Eye (cataracts)
  • Dental
  • Podiatry (foot)
  • Hand
Our team of physicians, nurses and anesthetists monitor you throughout your surgical procedure and follow-up with you after your discharge from the hospital. During recovery at home, support may be provided through follow-up phone calls, as well as through home care programs and rehab services. For information please contact your physician, or call CMMC at the number below.
General Surgery 406-535-6262 | Operating Room/Department Manager 406-535-6310
Swing Bed Program

There is no place like home...

At Central Montana Medical Center, we are committed to helping you or a loved one recover here “at home” after surgery or hospitalization. Our swing bed program can provide a transition period between hospitalization and your return home. If you or a loved one are recovering from surgery, stroke, head injury, need IV antibiotics, or specialized wound care, our healthcare team here at CMMC is ready to help you recover while close to family and friends.

Often Asked Questions

What is Swing Bed?
Swing Bed is a program established by Medicare specifically for smaller hospitals and communities.  It is the term used to describe a hospital room that can be used as an acute care bed and/or a skilled care bed.  The actual bed/room does not change; what changes is the level of care the patient receives. Not everyone is able or strong enough to return to everyday living after a hospital stay.  Some need extra time to recuperate and recover.  Swing Bed can help make a smooth transition between hospital and home. Even if you were hospitalized elsewhere, you can transfer to the Swing Bed program at CMMC bringing you closer to home and family.
Who qualifies for Swing Bed?
Patients who would benefit from CMMC’s Swing Bed Program are those who have already been in the hospital for at least 3 days, but require additional nursing care and/or rehab services on a daily basis. Some qualifications include:
  • Ongoing skilled nursing
  • Ongoing rehab services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy.
  • Long term inpatient IV antibiotic therapy
  • Specialized wound care
  • Accepted by CMMC and a local physician to the Swing Bed Program
Who pays for Swing Bed?
Medicare will generally pay for Swing Bed if the patient meets the following criteria:
  • Your Swing Bed care must be related to an acute hospital stay
  • You have a 3-night inpatient qualifying stay in the past 30 days
What can I expect while I’m a Swing Bed?
  • An individualized plan that is developed with you, your family and a multi-disciplinary team to establish and work toward discharge goals
  • Dress in your own clothes daily
  • Meet with therapist’s daily
  • Participate in activities as desired
Why choose CMMC for my Swing Bed stay?
  • Designated RN and CNA with low patient-to-nurse ratio
  • On-site hospital resources including radiology, lab and ER if needed.
  • Physician on site 24 hours/day if needed.
  • Ongoing discharge planning
  • Individualized caregiver training and education when preparing for discharge
  • Most importantly, we’re close to your home, family and friends

For more information

We would be happy to assist you in your recovery.  For more information or referral, please call Central Montana Medical Center:
  • Susie Wilber RN; Swing Bed Coordinator: 406-535-6255 or 406-535-2070
  • On weekends, call the main hospital number 406-535-7711 and ask to leave a message for the SWB coordinator.
We are available Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
406-535-6255 or 406-535-2070
TeleHealth CMMC is continuously innovating the way we deliver health care. We have several opportunities available for you to receive care online for minor medical issues as well as to continue your relationship with your primary and specialty care providers. We are learning with you, developing and continuously working to improve the online experience for patients as we transition to providing more care online. A technical assistant is available at 406-535-1502 from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday to help you have a successful visit. Please review or call prior to your visit, so you’re ready to go at the scheduled appointment time. Specialties included but not limited to: nephrology, podiatry, medical oncology, radiation oncology, infectious disease, genetic counseling, palliative care,     Primary and Specialty Care Whenever possible, we would like you to continue your relationship with your established providers. If you have an appointment scheduled, your provider might request a Virtual Care visit to replace an in-person appointment. Some of the appointments that can be done by Virtual Care include:
  • Medication refills and follow up
  • Mental health
  • Physicals
  • New Patient Visits
  • Prenatal Classes
  • Hospital/ER follow ups that do not require a hands-on exam
  • Medicare annual review of medical problems
If you need to schedule an appointment with an established provider, please call our appointment line at 535-1502.    
Women’s Cancer Support Group

Meeting Times

Women's Cancer Support Group: meet the third Thursday of each month at Zion Lutheran Church from 12-1pm.   From coping with a diagnosis of cancer to handling treatment to dealing with long-term emotional and financial concerns, cancer patients and survivors often face stressful situations. Our goal is to help create a comfortable and relaxed environment for women to share their experiences and concerns. In addition to bringing in guest speakers and experts in fields such as nutrition, pain management, treatments and more, we will encourage an open discussion and dialog in a laid-back atmosphere designed to meet your needs. This group is a supportive network providing the necessary information to help everyone who has had or currently has any cancer diagnosis.

Why join a cancer support group?

Studies have shown that being part of a cancer support group can have important benefits. These include:
  • feeling better about yourself
  • finding a new focus in life
  • making new friendships
  • improving your mood & learning to cope
  • having better pain control
  • better understanding of your family needs
  • finding a way to support & help others newly diagnosed

Contact: Amy d’Autremont RN, OCN 

Infusion Supervisor, Cancer Care Services Coordinator, Oncology Nurse Navigator



Wound Care

How do I know if I need Wound Care Services?

Anyone who has a non-healing wound may benefit from this specialty service.

What types of wounds can be treated?

  • Pressure ulcers
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Arterial ulcers
  • Chronic non-healing wounds
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Radiation injuries
  • Ostomies (new and old)

What will I experience in the clinic?

Patients are generally referred by their primary physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant to the outpatient wound care department. You will then be evaluated by the wound care specialist where a complete review of your medicines, history, and evaluation of the wound will be done. There may be additional tests as necessary determined at that time. After the initial evaluation, the wound care specialist and your primary physician will develop a plan of care based on your individual needs. This involves regular visits to the outpatient wound care department where progression, evaluation, measurements, and treatment adjustments will be made if necessary to promote healing. The patient and family is always involved in the plan of care and instructed to help with the healing progression. This includes dressing changes, lifestyle, and diet. You will be taught to monitor progression between visits and to inform your primary physician and wound care specialist of any problems.

What kind of treatments may be used?

  • Wound VAC therapy
  • Specialized dressings - some have chemicals or medicines within fibers of the dressings that promote wound healing and limit the potential for infection. There are different types of dressings indicated for different types of wounds.
  • Special compression wraps - some wounds require compression to heal properly. Some diabetic wounds need special off-loading casts
  • Debridement - some wounds have unhealthy tissue which needs to be removed before healthy tissue can grow. Some wounds need surgical debridement which can be performed by our surgeon.
  • Nutrition - we also have a registered dietician and diabetic educator that you may see also as wounds need certain vitamins, minerals, and proteins order to heal properly.
  • Additional medical tests - you may need to have vascular studies, x-rays, or labs to see why a wound will not heal.
Central Montana Medical Center Outpatient Wound Care Services is evidence based, comprehensive, holistic care of the patient where all factors contributing to, and affecting the wound and patient are addressed.