Visiting Nurse

Bringing Medical Care to Patients Who Can’t Come to Us

Medicare, Medicaid and many insurance companies are now covering home health care. Glendive Medical Center(GMC) Visiting Nurse brings a wide range of health care professional services into Dawson, Wibaux, Prairie, and McCone County homes when ordered by a physician. Most hospital patients want to go home as soon as possible. Visiting Nurse is a sensible alternative to a long-term stay in the hospital or nursing home when the situation allows. Visiting Nurse home care involves the patient and family and develops a plan of care that meets the patient's needs. Health care in the safety and comfort of the home becomes a reality with our caring staff.

For your convenience, Glendive Medical Center bills your insurance company directly. If there is a service that you want which is not covered by insurance, any additional cost will be discussed with you and your family in advance.

GMC provides many home care services, including:

  • Skilled nursing
  • Certified Nurse's Aide (available as a private pay option, based on availability)
  • Medication management
  • Diabetic management
  • Wound care and dressing changes
  • Cardiac and respiratory assessments

Your Medical Provider personally supervises your care by developing a plan for your treatment. He/she will receive detailed reports on your condition from the Visiting Nurse staff.

What is Visiting Nurse?

Visiting Nurse offers a complete range of skilled nursing care in your home under the direction of your Medical Provider. GMC Home Care is a Medicare certified, nonprofit agency licensed by the state. and is available to anyone, regardless of age, however you must be homebound. Homebound means a normal inability to leave home, requiring a considerate and taxing effort to leave.

To be eligible to receive insurance reimbursement for services, there must be a skilled medical need and it must be a taxing effort for a person to leave home. Anyone can request help - a friend, a relative, the Medical Provider or the client but a physician’s referral is needed to begin services. A registered nurse will make an initial visit to assess your care needs and determine whether you meet the guidelines for Medicare or insurance coverage. Before treatment is given, your medical provider is contacted. Your Provider will write the order for your care plan. Patients need to keep their medical appointments and have a provider in order to continue with the program. If you have Medicare or Medicaid, you must establish services with a provider from Gabert Clinic. While receiving care, equipment is provided.

Services available in Dawson, Wibaux, Prairie, and McCone Counties. Please contact Visiting Nurse to request additional information, 406-345-3395.

Hours: Monday - Friday | 8am - 5pm