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KRMC Behavioral Health

PathwaysTM, located in Kalispell, Montana, began its high standard of care when it opened its doors in 1994. Pathways provides acute inpatient services for Northwest Montana clients who have mental health and/or substance abuse issues. This 40-bed facility offers clinically effective treatment through collaborative efforts of a team that includes psychiatrists, addictionologists, certified licensed addiction counselors, licensed therapists, psychiatric nurses and mental health specialists. Each staff member is dedicated to delivering results-oriented treatment in a caring and confidential environment. 

An organization known as Mental Health America is promoting opportunities to explore options in mental health care. Explore the potential for resources by going to the MHA website.

NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program

Free for Family members, parents, siblings, spouses, teenage and adult sons and daughters, partners and significant others who are caregivers of persons with severe and persistent mental illness such as;
  • Major Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
  • Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Panic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 
  • Co-occurring Brain and addictive Disorder
A series of 12 sessions structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being.  The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers who know what it is like to have a love one struggling with one of these brain disorders.  There is no cost to participate in the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program.  Over 300,000 people in the U.S. and Canada, Mexico and Italy have completed this course.  We think you will be pleased by how much assistance the program offers.  We invite you to call for more information.

Classes Start:  Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015  -  Through Wed. Nov. 18, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Gateway Community Center in the Activity Center, Room 26, 1203 Highway 2 West, Kalispell.

Co – Teachers:        
Julie Doyle                406- 854-2323
Eileen Lowery            406-253-7880    
Colleen Konopatzke        406-250-3795

Registration is required; please contact co-teachers.

After Care

Pathways offers a free weekly after-care support group that focuses on disorder education and crisis planning in a group setting.  Bridging the Gap meets every Tuesday from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. 

Pathways Community Meetings

6:00p.m. NAMI Family Support
7:30p.m. AL-ANON Meeting (Northridge Lutheran Church 406-250-0140)

7:00 p.m. AA Beginner's Meeting 

12:00pm - 1:30pm Depression Support Group
5:30 p.m. Mindfulness based Stress Reduction

4:00 p.m.  AA Sponsorship Meeting

9:00 a.m. AA Speaker Meeting

7:00 p.m. NA Meeting


Psychiatric Program

The Pathways psychiatric program is carried out during a short-term stay. It is designed to help people with emotional and psychiatric problems stabilize, receive appropriate medications if needed, learn healthy coping skills and develop effective plans for successful transition back to their communities.

  • Daily meeting with a psychiatrist   
  • Counselor assigned to the patient
  • Chemical dependency evaluation, if needed
  • Family meetings as indicated
  • All therapeutic services available to patients in general
  • After-care coordination

Inpatient Chemical Dependency

Pathways provides 24-hour medically monitored detoxification as well as short term rehabilitation services.

Detoxification Services

For individuals who are admitted either for detox as a distinct service or as the beginning step to our chemical dependency rehabilitation program.

  • Daily visit by a medical physician
  • Around-the-clock nursing monitoring
  • Medication administration by physician order
  • Full therapeutic services, available as tolerated by the patient
  • ASAM Level 3.7


Co-occurring Disorders

Pathways provides a co-occurring disorders program to treat both psychological/emotional and chemical dependency issues concurrently. Our staff helps patients identify the interdependent relationships between their mental health and chemical dependency issues.


The adolescent program is conducted in a separate wing of the treatment center from the adults. It is designed to assess, stabilize and coordinate ongoing care for adolescents and their families in crisis. Simultaneous capability and case coordination help families, agencies and placements continue ongoing care of the child.

Referral Process

Our intake specialist and our clinical staff are available to help you determine the appropriateness for placement at our facility. For more information about the referral process, please call 406-756-3950.  If you are concerned for yourself or others and their safety you can always visit our emergency room.

Contact Us

Pathways Treatment Center
200 Heritage Way
Kalispell, MT  59901 

Ph: (406)756-3950
Fax: (406) 756-3957