MonTECH: Improving Lives with Technology
MonTECH provides technology, support, and services that improve the quality of life for Montanans with disabilities.
Borrow assistive technologies and adaptive equipment, and receive free, supportive one-to-one training on any of the technologies we loan. MonTECH ships most items anywhere in Montana for free.*
Who can utilize MonTECH? Any Montanan, any age, with any physical or cognitive challenge including those associated with aging. Do you live in Montana? If so, you qualify!
*Return shipping/shipping insurance are the responsibility of the borrower and the only cost associated with our loans.
MonTECH strictly adheres to CDC guidelines for the cleaning of all equipment and technologies we house. Before any loan item arrives in your home or practice, it’s been cleaned with COVID-19-approved cleaning products at least twice.
Committed to protecting the vulnerable and supporting physical-distancing measures, we offer curbside service for scheduled pick-ups and drop-offs of equipment. To schedule, please call Maddy at (406) 243-4539. No walk-ins please.
Hands-on exploration of assistive technology is vital – there’s no better way to find the right device for increased independence! Consultations by phone or video call are preferred, but we are happy to provide in-person consultations in both the Missoula and Billings offices.
For in-person appointments, the consumer may bring one support person. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. A health-screening interview will be conducted by phone the day prior to your appointment. Visitors will sanitize hands upon entry to MonTECH, and wear masks during the appointment. We understand some consumers will not be able to tolerate wearing a mask.
Thank you for your understanding as we all work together to minimize the impact of COVID-19.
Equipment Loans »
MonTECH loans assistive technology and adaptive equipment. Borrow for 14, 30, or 180 days depending on the loan item. MonTECH also hosts a loan program for adaptive trikes (Wheels Across Montana) in five locations around the state, and a re-use/exchange program.
Demonstrations provide a way to explore the assistive technology available for your needs. Compare devices and learn features in a supportive, 1:1 environment. We hold demonstrations at our Missoula and Billings offices as well as virtually using Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, or the platform of your choice.
Financial Assistance »
The funding resource guide lists funding sources available to acquire needed technologies and equipment. In partnership with RDI, Inc., MonTECH also offers a financial loan option; successful applicants can utilize this program to purchase home and vehicle modification, adaptive recreation equipment, and assistive devices including hearing aids.
MonTECH offers numerous Assistive Technology (AT) training opportunities for teams and individuals.
Sell, give away, exchange, or list a need for assistive technology or adaptive equipment free of charge. Post equipment that you need or want to sell on our exchange.
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