Our History

Since 1974, RiverStone Health has had a rich history of providing health services to our community, from our role as the Yellowstone City-County Health Department to seeing patients in our medical and dental clinics as part of a nationwide system of Federally Qualified Health Centers. We provide training for primary care doctors through the Montana Family Medicine Residency, educational opportunities for other health professionals, and numerous services that improve family and community health. In our medical and dental clinics, we serve all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

Significant Milestones


  • 1984Deering Clinic opens (Now RiverStone Health Clinic)

  • 1998Big Sky Hospice joins us (Now RiverStone Health Hospice Services)

  • 2001Pharmacy opens

  • 2002Dental practice is acquired

  • 2005Montana Family Medicine Residency broadens our scope

  • 2007Satellite medical clinics open in Bridger, Joliet, and Worden

  • 2008RiverStone Health created as an umbrella organization to reflect all of our services

  • 2011Dental Residency Program begins

  • 2011RiverStone Health Hospice Home, a 12-bed in-patient facility opens

  • 2012Contract to provide clinical services at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility

  • 2013RiverStone Health Clinics recognized as Patient–Centered Medical Homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance

  • 2014Public Health Services accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board

  • 2015School-based health center opens at Orchard Elementary School

We continue to add services to meet the needs of our community and are actively engaged in community health initiatives, issues and concerns.