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About PureView

The healthcare landscape, including the practice of medicine, is undergoing significant changes. While many people appreciate the advancements in medical technology and the convenience of electronic medical records, the bureaucracy, paperwork, health insurance, billing, and impersonal nature of big health systems remain major sources of frustration.

Fortunately, at PureView, we prioritize treating patients as friends and providing top-notch primary care. We believe that your comfort and wellbeing are our top priority, and we focus on listening to you, involving you in your care, and taking the time to provide the attention you need. We understand the importance of prompt appointments and timely care, and we are committed to delivering care that is both compassionate and efficient.

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Our mission is to provide the communities we serve with quality, patient-centered, accessible healthcare with comfort.

PureView Health Center is a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC) with clinics in Helena and Lincoln, Montana. We are committed to improving the healthcare and wellness of our communities. thumbnail_FTCA-Badge_web-version-500x417We provide integrated care that focuses on the whole person. Our clinics offer superior, affordable primary care for the entire family. We are committed to fostering an environment that respects diverse cultural backgrounds and values the dignity of all people. We offer compassionate care for people of all ages. At PureView Health Center, we offer the education, experience, and internal motivation to make the changes you want.

We are Helena and Lincoln’s community healthcare clinics. We are places where everyone in our communities can receive high-quality healthcare. No one will be turned away because they cannot pay.

Our services include treatment and prevention of illness, health education, behavioral health services, dental, and affordable prescription drugs.

From treating chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and asthma, and referral to specialists, we are here for you.


No matter your age, family situation, or ability to pay—we are your partner for affordable healthcare needs.

We are open to serving the entire community—if you are uninsured, underinsured, have private insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, or are just looking for good quality, affordable healthcare.

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We treat each person as an individual and focus on understanding their unique circumstances. Our goal is to make sure that every patient feels comfortable and included in their healthcare experience. We use a combination of wellness practices and treatments to help address the reasons why making healthy changes can be hard. We will work with you to find the best path towards achieving your health goals.

Our scope of services is comprehensive and community-based. We coordinate with other community providers and specialists to meet the needs of the “whole person.”

You are a valued part of our community. Patients are treated warmly and in a way that promotes trust and a feeling of belonging.

We cultivate a total community of care where patients are engaged with each other and have opportunities to get involved with the broader community.

  • We provide the tools you need to live a healthy life.
  • We empower our patients to be active participants in their own care.
  • Our providers and primary care teams are committed to working collaboratively with patients to support their progress.
  • Patients can access health education and healthcare information relevant to their needs.
  • PureView Health Center is a primary care provider that serves Helena and Lincoln, Montana, and surrounding areas. PureView offers quality, affordable primary and preventive healthcare, dental care, integrated behavioral healthcare to all community members, regardless of income or insurance status. PureView Health Center provides quality services to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. We offer many options for those who have financial difficulties.
  • PureView has dedicated itself to practicing integrated, holistic healthcare—a health model that focuses on physical health as well as emotional and social health.

Our Shared Vision

We are the leading providers of the highest quality healthcare for our community regardless of a person’s circumstances. 

Our Values

  • Treating our patients, their families and our colleagues with compassion, kindness and respect
  • Customizing our care according to patient needs and values 
  • Employing talented, skilled, caring and responsible people 
  • Treating each patient with dignity and as an individual   

PureView's Patient Bill of Rights

Download our Patient Bill of Rights (requires Adobe Acrobat). To read the Patient Bill of Rights on our website, visit our Patient page

Our History

PureView Health Center has a long history of providing comprehensive healthcare to Helena and Lincoln area patients. Founded on the principles that everyone deserves high-quality healthcare services in 1994, PureView, formerly known as the Cooperative Health Center (CHC), delivers on that promise to over 8,000 people each year and continues to grow our list of services and primary care providers. Since we first opened our doors, we have taken pride in providing a full scope of services designed to meet all your healthcare needs.


PureView has been providing healthcare including medical, dental and behavioral health for over two decades.

We began when a committee formed as a result of the 1993 elimination of General Assistance and State Medical Assistance passed by the Montana Legislature. Representatives in the committee included Lewis and Clark City-County Health Department, St. Peter’s Community Hospital, Helena Indian Alliance, Leo Pocha Clinic, Montana Legal Services, Mental Health Services, the Office of Human Services and Tri-County Family Planning. The committee reviewed the health services provided, envisioned the community after the loss of general assistance and state medical dollars, and created a cooperative proposal for how to best serve those who had lost their financial support.

This powerful collaboration essentially provided a novel medical home for those with and without medical insurance. The clinic originally operated with volunteer physicians working two half-days per week. Later, a physician assistant was hired to see patients on a full-time basis. Dr. Paul Donaldson was our first medical director. Dr. Kenton Sanders, Dr. Will Snider, and Dr. Heather McRee followed as medical directors in the years since we opened our doors.


With 1994 Federal Community Health Center funding, the addition of the satellite Parker Medical Clinic in Lincoln, numerous awards and grants, and a wonderful state-of-the-art renovation, we are now set to provide our community with high quality, comprehensive, compassionate, cost-effective primary healthcare, integrated behavioral health, dental services, and low-cost medicines for many years to come.

In 2021, PureView opened a fourth location in the heart of Downtown Helena. The new clinic provides expanded support for the Healthcare for the Homeless program and offers the same great services patients have come to expect from other locations.