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Family Health Care

We at Family Health Care, a department of Kalispell Regional Medical Center, live by a straightforward philosophy that keeps us on target for providing the very best in medical care for all ages. We would like to share that philosophy with you:

  • Family Health Care offers complete medical care for you and every member of your family. We are committed to promoting health and wellness and providing high quality, cost-effective, compassionate health care to all people regardless of age, race, color, creed or disability.
  • Family Health Care fosters a cooperative and caring work environment, with attention to balancing personal, family and professional fulfillment.
  • Family Health Care maintains its financial health and continues its clinic growth through the use of efficient and effective management principles and practices.

About Family Health Care

Family Health Care is a department of Kalispell Regional Medical Center. Medicare has determined that Family Health Care is a Provider-Based Clinic, a Medicare status designation awarded to clinics meeting certain criteria.

We provide primary care for patients of all ages. Our offices are located in Kalispell at the Family Health Care offices at 1287 Burns Way, and in Columbia Falls at the Columbia Falls Clinic offices at 1850 Ninth Street West.

Family Health Care (FHC) Facts and Figures

  • FHC medical staff is composed of 18 providers including family practitioners, pediatricians, internists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
  • FHC has approximately 80 employees including nursing, lab, X-ray and business office staff.
  • FHC’s Urgent Care service has 12 exam rooms and separate rooms for minor surgery. Three medical providers and nurses staff Urgent Care and treat approximately 100 patients a day.
  • FHC’s Primary Care service for scheduled appointments has 21 exam rooms and an average of seven medical providers on any given day. These professionals treat approximately 125 patients a day.
  • FHC provides diagnostic services that include lab, X-ray, ultrasound imaging, bone-density analysis, pulmonary function testing and stress testing.

Insurances Accepted

Please click on the link below to determine if your insurance carrier contracts with us to cover services provided at Family Health Care:


Our Services

Family Health Care provides all clinical services needed for rapid and accurate diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries usually seen in the office. The following is a list of the services you will find at our clinic. Click on each service to learn more:

Urgent Care 

For times when you need immediate medical attention, our Urgent Care service is there for you. Lab and X-ray services are available in our Urgent Care setting. No appointment is required.

Kalispell Office Urgent Care Hours:
Monday through Friday – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday – 9 a.m. to noon

Laboratory Services 

Family Health Care offers a fully staffed medical laboratory enabling prompt, accurate, and precise test results.

  • The laboratory is accredited by the College of Laboratory Accreditation, ensuring only quality results.
  • It is staffed by nationally certified and Montana state licensed clinical laboratory scientists dedicated to the health care profession within our community.
  • The laboratory is fully automated, with advanced instrumentation and skilled scientists performing a wide array of clinical testing.
  • Competitively priced laboratory tests provide same-day results for all in-house laboratory testing.

Radiology (X-Ray) Services 

General X-ray examinations also are available in the clinic and are conducted by registered radiology technicians. All X-rays are interpreted by a board-certified radiologist. X-ray results may take up to one week to be reported and will be reported by telephone to the patient.

Ultrasound 

Ultrasound is used to aid in the diagnosis of a wide variety of medical conditions. Family Health Care has new, high-quality, state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment. Ultrasound examinations include:

  • Abdominal studies (liver, gall bladder, kidneys, etc.)
  • Echocardiography
  • Pelvic studies (uterus, ovaries, urinary bladder, etc.)
  • Superficial structure studies (thyroid, tissue masses)
  • Vascular studies (carotid arteries, transcranial arteries, upper and lower extremity veins, etc.)

Bone Densitometry 

Family Health Care offers bone density screening. Bone mineral densitometry is a non-invasive test to detect low bone density, and to help with early diagnosis of osteopenia (thin bones) and osteoporosis (very weak bones).

We offer bone density testing using the DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry) protocol. DEXA is considered the “gold standard” and is the most widely used measurement modality. These instruments quantify bone mineral of the lumbar spine, forearm and hip.

Cardiology Services 

Routine EKGs are performed on site by nurses and trained medical assistants. Stress tests also are conducted in the office by your family physician. Cardiology services available in the clinic include:

  • Chest X-rays
  • Routine electrocardiograms (EKG)
  • Treadmills with EKG monitoring
  • Esophogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)

Dermatology 

Our clinicians provide skin biopsies and excisions for a wide variety of health needs.

Federal Aviation Administration Exams 

Family Health Care offers Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight physicals (2nd and 3rd class) that are provided by physicians certified as FAA aviation medical examiners according to federal flight standards. FAA physical examination results are reported via the Internet, also according to federal standards.

Sports Medicine 

Family Health Care provides immediate attention to the illnesses and injuries of sports enthusiasts, whether they be high-performance athletes or “weekend warriors.”

Sports Physicals 

Family Health Care offers pre-season physical exams that meet the requirements for youth recreation and school sports participation. For the best continuity of your care we recommend you schedule an appointment for sports physicals with your primary care provider. Each spring and summer we offer a series of extended clinic hours dedicated to sports physicals to help you prepare for the upcoming season. In the event an appointment is unavailable to meet your needs, a sports physical may be performed in our urgent care clinic on a space-available basis.

Special Procedures 

Although we do coordinate care with specialists outside our clinic when appropriate, Family Health Care can take care of many of the specialty procedures you may need, right here in our offices:

  • Tympanometry
  • Casting of common fractures
  • Removal and treatment of skin cancers
  • Vasectomy
  • Cryosurgery
  • Stress Echo
  • Pulmonary function testing

Women's Health 

Our office provides a full range of services for women of all ages needing gynecological care. Services include all forms of contraception, hormone replacement, pap smears and breast exams. Health education counseling on an individual basis always is available.

Telephone Nurse 

A telephone nurse is available to answer your basic medical questions and to help with prescription refills during office hours. To talk with the telephone nurse, please call our main clinic number at (406) 752-8120. When you hear the menu options, press “2.”

Prescription Refills 

Family Health Care always is available to authorize prescription renewals. The best way to handle renewals is through your pharmacist. Please have your prescription number handy and, if possible, plan 48 hours in advance to make sure you do not run out while the prescription is being renewed and filled. Should you have any questions about your prescriptions, please feel free to call the office.

How to Reach Us

Family Health Care
1287 Burns Way
Kalispell, MT 59901

Phone and Fax
Phone: (406) 752-8120
Fax: (406) 752-8134

Office Hours
- Scheduled Care
Appointments: Monday through Friday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Urgent Care
Monday through Friday – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday – 9 a.m. to noon

Holiday Hours
11/26 – 8-6
11/27 Closed
11/28 – 8-6 (Urgent care only)
 
12/24 – 8-2 (Urgent Care only)
12/25- Closed
12/26- 8-6 (urgent care only)
 
12/31- 8-6
1/1/2015- Closed
1/2/2015- 8-6  

 

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Medical Home Recognition

Family Health Care is one of six primary care clinics of Kalispell Regional Healthcare that received national recognition in 2013 from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for their Patient-Centered Medical Home programs.

See our Medical Home page to learn more about how this improves access and efficiency in your care.


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