All Families Healthcare

Clinic Assistant

June 2020 • Whitefish, MT

What I liked

Working at All Families has honestly been an incredible learning experience. As a clinic of only three people, I've gotten exposure to all elements of the patient visit from scheduling to ultrasounds to lab work. Helen is a thoughtful and caring mentor as well as an incredibly compassionate healthcare provider. She has given me the chance to grow in this roll with new responsibilities being added over time. She invites me to attend webinars and virtual conferences as well, where I've learned about relevant research and improved practices in reproductive healthcare. Helen is a trailblazer--running a clinic in small-town Montana that is the only one in over 100 miles offering abortion care. She cares about her patients and community deeply, and has instilled the same passion within me as an aspiring healthcare provider. She put a lot of effort into making this experience fun, empowering, and educational! Also, since the clinic is only open 4 days/week there are ample chances to explore the surrounding area (Glacier National Park!)

What I wish was different

Housing in Whitefish is expensive and hard to find. Helen recognized this struggle and worked to build an affordable housing option for future employees! So while this was a challenge for me, it won't be one for future employees. Additionally the 4 day work week has many perks (hiking time!) but also means fewer hours of work and less income. I'd like to add however that this experience offers so much more than income!


Working in abortion care requires resilience and lots of compassion. Prep yourself to learn a LOT and to live in one of the most beautiful places ever!
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