Missouri River Medical Center 

 (406) 622-3331 

Benton Medical Center  


News and Events

Missouri River Medical Center is following the Guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for Nursing Home Facilities with regard to the COVID-19. At this time we are restricting visitors into our facility to ensure the safety of our residents and patients.

If you have signs and symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat, please call our clinic receptionist at 406-622-5485, or Hospital 406-622-3331 after hours and on weekends, prior to coming into our facility.

We will continue to serve patients needing all services as usual. However, upon entering our facility, you will be asked a set of screening questions prior to receiving care.

Our Emergency Room will be open and fully staffed 24/7 as usual.

Missouri River Medical Center Introduces Health Navigator to Answer Questions on the Affordable Care Act

Missouri River Medical Center has  trained a “health navigator” who will be available to answer questions on the Affordable Care Act and help uninsured community members sign up for new insurance plans.

Navigators are individuals who have undergone extensive training on the Affordable Care Act and how to educate the public on new health care plans.  With assistance from a federal grant, the MRMC navigator was trained to offer in-person assistance to anyone in the region who needs to sign up for health insurance. Navigators also assist the public in preparing applications for insurance and establishing eligibly for certain new plans.

Navigator services are offered free of charge.

“We just want to get the word out that we are here to help people pick the healthcare plan that works best for themselves and their families,” said the new Chouteau County navigator, Star Taylor. “There are a lot of quality, affordable health insurance plans available and my job as a health navigator is to answer questions from the folks here in Chouteau County.”

November 15th marked the opening of the Health Insurance Marketplace where Montanans can compare and sign up for certain affordable, private insurance options.  Under the Affordable Care Act, many uninsured Montanans qualify for special tax credits and lower premiums that make health insurance more affordable.

For more information or to schedule a time to meet with the MRMC navigator, please call 406-622-6165 for an appointment or visit MRMC at 1501 Saint Charles between the hours of 8:00am and 2:00pm.

Missouri River Medical Center named to Top 20 Critical Access Hospital list

Missouri River Medical Center in Fort Benton, MT was recently named one of the top 20 critical access hospitals (CAHs) for QUALITY in the country.

The top 20 critical access hospitals, including MRMC, scored best among critical access hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index for quality. The list was announced Sept. 28 during the National Rural Health Association’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

The top 20 critical access hospitals have achieved success in one of three key areas of performance:


Quality index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across the five categories of Hospital Compare Process of Care measures.

“Missouri River Medical Center is proud of the efforts of its physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation,”said Jay Pottenger. “Our results as a top quality means our community can count on us to deliver the services they need now and in the future."

Lactation services available with our Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant!

Pediatrics well and sick patient welcome!

Call 622-5485 to schedule an appointment


Your children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews up to age 19 may be eligible for free or low-cost health coverage through the Healthy Montana Kids Plan.
Children qualify for the healthy Montana kids plan based on family size and income. A family of four can make up to $55,875 and still qualify, and total co-payments for the benefit year will not exceed $215 per family.
Call our business office at 406-622-3331 and ask for Shirley Today!  Applications can be picked up at any of our registration counters.  We would like to assist in the application process.

MRMC Nursing Home is Awarded 5-Star Rating from CMS!