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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  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.

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 (every 2nd Monday of the month)

8:00 p.m. AA Beginner's Meeting 

12:00pm - 1:30pm Depression Support Group
5:30 p.m. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction(fee based program, call Courtney at Pathways for more information)

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 professional referred 24-hour medically monitored detoxification services.

Detoxification Services

For individuals who are admitted for medically monitored detox.

  • 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 treatment 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.

What to Expect

What Pathways Treatment Center Provides
Pathways Treatment Center provides inpatient hospitalization to psychiatric and/or chemically dependent adults and adolescents in a friendly and professionally staffed medical facility. It is a short-term, acute behavioral health hospital with an average stay of usually less than a week. Lengths of stay vary and are determined after the patient has been evaluated by the treatment team. On admission a registered nurse will work with you through the admission process. You will be seen by medical and/or psychiatric physicians. Your assigned therapist will make every effort to introduce him/herself to you as soon as possible and will act as your counselor and case manager. If you are admitted in the evening you will meet you physicians and therapist the next day. Daily group therapy, life skills and recreational therapy are provided to help you learn more effective coping skills.

Voluntary Admissions
If you are coming to Pathways voluntarily you will complete paperwork upon arrival. You may sign a request to leave any time after your admission but your psychiatrist has up to five business days to ensure a safe discharge plan for you.

Involuntary Admissions/Emergency Detentions
If you are coming to Pathways involuntarily this means that you will be required to stay here by the law. You will be provided paperwork regarding this, and a court appearance will be scheduled for you. This will not go on a police record, and you are not in any legal trouble. A copy of your patient rights will be provided either by the Mental Health Professional who evaluated you prior to admission or by the nursing staff upon admission. Also, a public defender will be provided for you for any court proceedings.

Personal Belongings
It is best to pack lightly when coming to Pathways. Laundry facilities are available so a maximum of three changes of clothing and pajamas are requested. Toiletries are provided if needed. Valuables are best kept at home or with family/friends. There are restrictions on the following:
  • You will not be allowed to use cell phones or other electronic devices
  • Belts, lighters, knives, weapons, money, and sharp objects are not allowed on the unit
  • No food, candy, drink, or gum is allowed to be brought in from outside the facility
  • Pathways is not responsible for lost or stolen valuables
  • Pathways is a tobacco-free facility
To Keep In Mind
  • Please bring a written list of you current medications. It is best to leave your medications at home or with family/friends
  • You may not be prescribed the same medications as you are currently taking
  • Private rooms are not available
  • Lengths of stay vary and are determined after a patient has been evaluated by the treatment team
  • You will be searched prior to transfer to Pathways and upon arrival for your safety


Contact Us

Pathways Treatment Center
200 Heritage Way
Kalispell, MT  59901 

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


Adult Admission Paperwork
Adolescent Admission Paperwork
Voluntary Admission Packet
Emergency Detention Packet