Patient & Visitor Guide

Welcome and thank you for choosing St. James Healthcare. While you are a patient with us, we will do everything we can to make you as comfortable as possible and to hasten your return home. 

We hope the following information will answer questions you and your family may have about your stay and our accommodations. If you have any other questions, any member of our team will be glad to assist you.

What to Bring with You

You are welcome to bring electric razors, toiletries and radios with you. We recommend that you leave your valuables at home (large quantities of cash, expensive jewelry or other valuable personal items).  If you do bring them, they should be stored in our safe until you go home. Remember, you are responsible for your valuables if you choose to keep them with you.

Your medical condition may not allow you to take certain medications, even those you usually take every day. Do not bring medication from home but do bring a list of all your medications, the dosage, and the frequency (how often you take them). Your physician will determine what medications you will need while you are here.

Smoking Policy

We are proud to provide a tobacco-free facility and campus for our patients.  This includes all in-door and out-door areas. We encourage you to contact a member of your health care team if you would like a tobacco cessation assistance package.


St. James Healthcare strives to meet your cultural and communication needs. If you do not speak English or need an Interpreter to better understand your care during your hospital stay, please ask your nurse to get an interpreter for you. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 


The Montana Standard is delivered free of charge to patient rooms every morning. 

Gifts, Flowers and Mail

These items are delivered by volunteers Monday through Friday. After you are discharged from the hospital, your mail will be forwarded to your home address.

For Family and VIsitors

Visiting Hours

  • General Visiting Hours: 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU): Check with the Intensive Care Unit nurse to arrange individual visiting hours.
  • Mother/Newborn Care: Unlimited partner and support visits. 

*NOTE: Live flowers and plants are not allowed in our Intensive Care Unit for patient safety. 


If you and your family are from out of town and need assistance with arrangements while you are here, please feel free to ask any St. James Healthcare team member for information and directions. Our goal is to ensure that you and your family are comfortable while staying in Butte.

The Paul Clark-McDonald Family Place, located a few blocks from St. James, is open to anyone who is being treated or has a family member or friend being treated at St. James Healthcare. A donation of $25 per night is requested. Call 406-782-0353 between 9 am and 5 pm to make a reservation.

Some local hotel and motels offer medical and senior discounts. Several also provide transportation to and from the hospital.

Public Transportation

Butte buses run to the hospital, to downtown and to the shopping mall. Bus schedules are available at Information Desk in the Main Lobby and in the Emergency Department. Taxi cabs are also available: Mining City Taxi: 406-723-6511.

Visitor Parking

Visitor parking is available on the east side of the St. James campus off of Porphyry Street.

Information Desk Services

The Information Desk, staffed by volunteers, is located in the Main Lobby.  The hours are Monday though Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Staff can assist you with general and patient room information and transportation information (taxi and bus service).


Our Chapel is the focal point of Christ's healing ministry at St. James Healthcare and it is open to everyone. Located in the Main Lobby, it is open 24 hours a day for prayer and meditation. 

Dining and Snack Options

  • The Pintler View Café, is located on main floor (Porphyry Street entrance). 
  • Java City Coffee, located through the breezeway on the 2nd Floor (in the RMAP Building), is a quick-stop coffee shop offering coffee, tea, hot and cold specialty drinks and pastries.  The hours are 8 am to 4 pm. 

Gift Shop

It's a shopping destination! The Gift Shop, located in the Main Lobby, is open Monday though Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. 

Medical Arts Pharmacy

The Medical Arts Pharmacy, open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm, is located through the breezeway on the 2nd Floor (in the RMAP Building),  Here you will find a variety of over-the-counter medications, cards and gifts.

Automated Teller Machines (ATM)

An automated teller machine (US Bank) for cash and transfers is located in the Main Lobby foyer.

To Reach a Patient by Telephone

To contact a patient, dial 406-723- 2500 and our operator will direct your call for you.