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207 West Bell

Glendive, MT  59330

Phone:  (406) 377-5213

Fax:  (406) 377-2022



Monday - Friday

8 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 5 pm


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Glendive Medical Center and Dawson County Health Department want to hear from you!  The 2016 Community Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan are below.  If you have any comments or suggestions, please email dchealth@midrivers.com or mschmeling@gmc.org.

Click the picture below to access the 2016 Community Needs Assessment

Click the picture below to access the 2016 Implementation Plan

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Click the picture below to access the DCHD 2016-2021 Strategic Plan


HIV Education and Services


Free and confidential HIV counseling and testing is available by appointment.  Call the Health Department at 377-5213 for an appointment.  Community education related HIV/AIDS is also available for individuals and groups.



Every year on December 1, people around the world recognize World AIDS Day.  This annual event is an opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, celebrate victories in increased access to treatment and prevention services, and stamp out the negative stigma associated with HIV.


This year, World AIDS Day is being celebrated with events throughout Montana, the nation and the world.  The 2016 Federal theme was "Leadership, Commitment, Impact." 


While the World AIDS Day theme is global in nature, it must also be addressed at the local level.  Leadership in the fight against AIDS starts with families, schools, the workplace, places of worship, health care settings and elective offices.  Together, our collective voices can help.


HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.  In Montana, over 400 people are living with HIV or AIDS and 16-31 new cases are diagnosed each year.  HIV may not grab the headlines like it did at the height of the epidemic in the 1980's, but it does threaten lives and loved ones right here in Montana. 


What steps can you take?  First, learn your HIV status.  An estimated 1.2 million American are living with HIV.  Unfortunately, 1 in 5 doesn’t know it.  A new website, www.GetCheckedMt.com, lists testing locations around the state so it is easy to find the nearest place to get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.  The CDC now recommends HIV testing as part of routine medical examinations for anyone 13 – 64 years of age.


Be sure to talk to your doctor about ways to reduce your risk of contracting HIV.  Get educated on how the disease is transmitted and how it can be prevented.  Finally, join the global fight to stop AIDS.  Visit Global AIDS Alliance at www.globalaidsalliance.org to learn how you can get involved in efforts to prevent the spread of HIV. 


Know your status.  Get tested.  Contact Dawson County Family Planning at 377-2935.  Together we can get to ZERO.


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