Travis and Tressa (Our Receptionist) Wang had a baby boy Bridger
Hudson on March 10th, 2000. He
joins a big brother Zachery age 6 at home.
Doug and Lisa (Our Nurse) Fawcett had a baby girl, Bryn Marie on
June 26th, 2000. She joins a
big brother Kyle age 3 at home. Congratulations
to both families, Tressa is already back to work 2 days a week and Lisa
will be back to work the end of September.
Some of our Medicare patients have been getting bills from Quest
Diagnostics for lab tests drawn at The Plentywood Clinic.
Quest Diagnostics is an outside lab that we use to perform lab
tests we are unable to do in the office.
They are having problems with their billing for Medicare patients.
Some of their problems have consisted of their computer not picking
up the right diagnosis code, and some are that their billing department
isnít picking up the Medicare information on the requisition.
If you receive any billing from Quest Diagnostics, please bring
them up to the clinic so that we can get the information corrected and
sent back to Medicare.
Childrenís Health Insurance Plan is a new state program developed
for children who have been uninsured for the past three months.
CHIP is designed to help children from Montanaís working
eligibility is based on a familyís adjusted gross income.
Some eligibility requirements consist of the child being under 19
years of age, a Montana resident, not covered by health insurance for the
past 3 months, not eligible for Medicaid, parent not employed by the State
of Montana, and must meet income guidelines.
There is an enrollment fee and some patientís may be required to
pay a copayment.
Applications for CHIP are available in most county health
departments, public assistance offices, health care facilities, WIC
offices, Head Start facilities, Indian Health Services, and through school
counselors. Electronic applications are available on the DPHHS web site
at http://www.dphhs.state.mt.us/hpsd/medicaid/index.htm. You may also call 1-800-421-6667 and an application will be
sent to you. For additional
information about CHIP, call CHIP at Department of Public Health and Human
A Girl Thing
The Plentywood Clinic and Planned Parenthoodís Education
Department is offering a Growing Up workshop for parents and their
children. These interactive workshops explore the many aspects of
growing up, while emphasizing how to communicate openly and positively
about what can be sensitive topics.
This workshop is for girls who have completed 4th, 5th, and 6th
grade. The workshop will be
July 19th, from 11 AM until 2 PM, in the Jubilee Room at Sheridan County
Courthouse. The cost is $10
per parent/child and pizza and snacks will be provided.
The class will be taught by Jackie Lloyd, M.S., Director of
Education and Training at Planned Parenthood in Billings.
Participants will be taught the importance of parents serving as
the primary sexuality educators for their children.
Understand the physical, emotional, and social aspects of puberty,
and learn positive communication techniques and gain an increased comfort
level when talking about sexuality. Sexuality
learning is a lifelong process, which occurs from infancy to old age.
We all make mistakes in our efforts to communicate about sexuality
with our children. Sexual
learning is a lifelong process for parents also.
The Plentywood Clinic and Planned Parenthood recognize that
families are unique and therefore believe parents make the best sexuality
educators for their children. It
is important that parents communicate their family values to their
children. If you and your
child are interested, please call The Plentywood Clinic to pre-register at
406-765-1501, by 5 PM July 18th.
Thank you to all who attended the Osteoporosis
Awareness Workshop. We had a
great turn out and did 273 Sahara Bone Density Tests.
Approximately 25% of those tested are likely to have osteoporosis.
We would also like to apologize to those who did not get a bone
density test done. With the
overwhelming response, we ran about 2 hours behind all day.
Therefore, we stopped taking names at 5pm instead of 7pm.
We did finish up around 8:30pm and had we taken more names it would
have been much later. Again,
inconvenience and thank everyone who participated.
School Sports Physicals!
The Plentywood Clinic
will be doing physicals on the following days for the following schools
Thurs., Aug 3rd
- Westby @ 8:30am at School
Mon., Aug 7th -
Flaxville/Outlook @ 1pm at Clinic
Wed., Aug 9th -
Medicine Lake @ 8:30am at School
10th - Plentywood @ 8:00am at School
Kids need to
bring a urine sample, physical sheets & $11.00 WITH THEM when they
come. You may want to check
with your school to see if they pay for these.
come to these scheduled times, regardless of what school you go to.
Anyone who canít attend one of these times, can make an
appointment at the Clinic by calling
this will cost $20.00 instead of $11.00
15th and July 22nd.
doctor visits are by appointment only.
The following is a schedule for the Plentywood Clinic.