Rural Health Clinic Resources

The purpose of the Rural Health Clinics program is to encourage and stabilize the provision of outpatient primary care in underserved rural areas through the use of physicians, physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and certified nurse midwives (CNMs). (



In addition to education and distribution of resources, the MT Flex Program has partnered with the MT Office of Rural Health to provide access to the POND (Practice Operations National Database) for no cost to MT RHCs.  POND is a web-based software RHC benchmarking system that allows for data collection and analytics for Rural Health Clinic (RHC) data. The purpose is to benchmark data from the RHC Cost Report and based on this data, we can then drill down and target specific areas of need in the RHC community.



  • Go to:
  • Click: Enroll
  • Enter your email address and the NPI number for the Rural Health Clinic  (NPI Lookup)
    • Multiple people from the organization may have access and all access is tied to the RHC’s NPI number.
  • Enter your most recent fiscal year staffing, financial and operational data.  This should take only about 20 minutes and is only required once per year.
  • Explore POND for interactive tools and reporting to use in your RHC.
  • Send Lindsay Konen the name and contact information for your Clinic/Practice Manager so that we may have an inclusive distribution list for education notices.  ([email protected])
  • For help with POND, users may contact Greg Wolf at [email protected]

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to either Natalie Claiborne ([email protected]) or Jack King ([email protected]) with the Office of Rural Health and Flex Program respectively.