RiverStone Health Clinic is the primary care home for the majority of the underserved population of Yellowstone County. Because the Montana Family Medicine Residency Program is tied to an urban Community Health Center, our residents gain experience in managing complex medical and psychosocial issues for patients who often have limited resources. Of the 15,200 RiverStone Health Clinic patients served in 2019, more than half had incomes below poverty level. We served 2,300 children. We had 73,225 total patient visits, including medical and dental.
Our patients includes retired ranchers, single parents, people experiencing homelessness, nursing home residents, and members of the Crow and Northern Cheyenne tribes and many others. In addition to the urban clinic, we see patients at a two nearby school-based health centers, and at three satellite clinics in small rural communities, each within a 45-minute drive of Billings. Our main clinic, along with satellite Clinics in Bridger, Joliet, and Worden, were the first in eastern Montana to be recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Our school-based clinics are located at Orchard Elementary and Medicine Crow Middle School. We see patients at three Healthcare for the Homeless sites. We have patients in long- and short-term care at four nursing homes in Billings.