About Montana HPSA Assessments

Mental Health, Primary Care and Dental Care shortages continue to be a problem in Montana, particularly in rural areas and among low-income populations. In accordance with the federal designation guidelines, the Montana Primary Care Office continues to track and assess health care needs and the health workforce across the state. HPSAs may be designated as having a shortage in primary medical care, dental or mental health providers. They may be geographic areas, specific population groups, or public facilities.  Read more about HPSAs in Montana.

This year, the Montana Primary Care Office has contracted with WIM Tracking – Montana Health Workforce Services to complete the HPSA assessments for the dental and behavioral health segment.

The information needed to submit HPSA designations includes the provider’s practice location(s) and the hours the provider practices at each location.

If you have questions regarding the completion of this assessment, please contact Jena Smith at 406.640.1230 or jena@wimtracking.org.