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Trauma Services

Billings Clinic Trauma TeamThe Billings Clinic Trauma Department is relentlessly committed to providing the best treatment, recovery, and rehabilitation for all injured patients. The trauma team works seamlessly with multiple specialty services to provide innovative and standard-setting care to the trauma patient.

The Level II Emergency & Trauma Center provides emergency and critical care, with support from MedFlight advanced life support fixed-wing aircraft service to transport critically ill or injured patients from rural communities. Specialty MedFlight teams include trauma, neonatal (infant) and maternal (childbirth) care.

We are a leader at the local, regional, and state level advising colleagues on trauma care through education and leadership.

The Billings Clinic trauma team is comprised of doctors and nurses who work closely with multiple specialty services. Together, we are committed to using best practice to ensure excellent trauma care.

Map of the Billings Clinic Trauma Network and National Level 1 Trauma Centers

Our Advancement to Trauma Level 1

What is a Level I Trauma Center?

Billings Clinic Trauma Team

There are currently no Level I Trauma Centers in Montana or Wyoming.

Aspects of a Level I Trauma Center include:

  • Comprehensive care for serious injuries, from prevention through rehabilitation
  • 24/7 in-house coverage
  • Trauma research
  • Regional care coordination
  • Surgical residency program
  • Multidisciplinary treatment teams
  • Caring for at least 1,200 trauma patients each year
  • Trauma training and injury prevention education

Billings Clinic is currently a Level II Trauma Center and already offers the most comprehensive trauma services in the region. We are seeking Level I designation.

Why a Level I Trauma Center?

Billings Clinic Trauma Team

  • Better Survival Rates

A person's likelihood of surviving a severe trauma in Montana is the second worst in the nation. Montana ranks in the lower third in the US for trauma care survival. Seriously injured patients have a 25% greater survival rate at a Level I Trauma Center.

  • 24/7 Lifesaving Care

Level I verification is the highest ranking for trauma centers. Enhanced care, no matter where you are in our region, is critical and saves lives.

  • Multidisciplinary Approach

A Level I Trauma Center is more than an emergency department. It provides an excellent standard of care for patients with a full range of specialists and technology available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

  • Education and Research

Pursuing research that improves quality of care, coupled with training the next generation of physicians, nurses and allied health providers, is essential in order to reduce disease trends and risk factors, improve treatment outcomes, and improve public health.

  • Why Billings Clinic?

Today, Billings Clinic is the busiest trauma center in Montana and Wyoming and offers the highest level of care available in the region. Because of our expertise, experience and regional presence, Billings Clinic is uniquely positioned to achieve this critical milestone given our strong innovative roots and commitment to serving our region.

Our Specialty Trauma Services Include

Community Education

Stop the Bleed

Stop the BleedStop the Bleed

The Billings Clinic Trauma Team offers education and training for Stop the Bleed.

Who can take the course? The STOP THE BLEED course is for people who are interested in learning a lifesaving skill. Anyone who is old enough to understand what the course teaches and is interested in learning how to STOP THE BLEED and save a life can schedule a class by contacting:

Ryan Carroll, BSN, RN, CEN
Injury Prevention Coordinator
Office 406-435-1568

Onsite trainings/certifications for groups available and highly encouraged!


ThinkFirst and Billings Clinic’s Mission is to prevent brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injury through education, research and advocacy.

• ThinkFirst For Kids, grades 1-3 (classroom setting)

• ThinkFirst For Youth, grades 4-8 (classroom setting)

• ThinkFirst For Teens, high school (presented in Health, Driver Education, Science, etc. classrooms)

• ThinkFirst To Prevent Falls, for older adults (1 -hour & 2.5 -hour presentation formats)

To schedule a class:

Ryan Carroll, BSN, RN, CEN
Injury Prevention Coordinator
Office 406-435-1568

Think First National Injury Prevention Foundation

Car Seat Safety Checks

Inspection Stations

American Medical Response
1701 Montana Avenue
Billings, MT 59101

2nd Saturday of the month 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Appointment Required:

Helmet Safety

The Billings Clinic Trauma Team offers reduced cost helmets.

For more information on purchasing a helmet:

Ryan Carroll, BSN, RN, CEN
Injury Prevention Coordinator
Office 406-435-1568

The Billings Clinic Trauma Center is a Level II Trauma Center and is designated by the state of MT and verified by the American College of Surgeons. Verified Trauma Center

Are you a referring provider? Contact us.

  • Patient Transfer Number: 1-800-325-1774
  • Patient Follow-up Number: 406-435-1515
    (if you have sent us a trauma patient and want to know how they are doing)

Billings Clinic Level 1 Trauma Presentation

Billings Clinic Level 1 Trauma Presentation

Billings Clinic Level 1 Trauma Video

Billings Clinic Level 1 Trauma Video

Billings Clinic Emergency & Trauma Center

Emergency & Trauma at Billings Clinic

Kyle's Gratitude - Patient Story

Emergency & Trauma at Billings Clinic

Helicopter at Bozeman airport to provide critical air ambulance services

Billings Clinic has a helicopter air ambulance service in Bozeman. This is an expansion of its Billings-based fixed wing MedFlight Air Ambulance service and provides an extension of critical lifesaving transportation consistent with Billings Clinic’s mission.

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