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For Weekend Air Quality: Call 447-1644

E-Cigarettes: Do They Do More Harm Than Good?

Quitting smoking is difficult, but it's one of the best steps any of us can take to improve our health. There’s no proof that e-cigarettes are the answer. Because they contain nicotine, a highly toxic and addictive substance, they may even serve as a gateway to the use of other tobacco products. Learn more about e-cigarettes and whether they do more harm than good.

Season for Indoor Wood-Burning Restrictions Begins

Starting Nov. 1, the use of woodstoves, fireplaces, and other solid-fuel burning devices in the Helena area will depend on outdoor air quality. The Health Department will begin its annual enforcement of local regulations aimed at reducing air pollution during the cold months, when temperature inversions can trap polluted air in the Helena Valley. Daily air-quality alerts will notify people of air quality status, burning restrictions and health impacts. Learn more about air-quality regulations.
How to Burn Cleanly

Health Impacts of Wood Smoke

New Northside Entrance to Open November 10

The first phase of a major renovation of the County Health Center is nearly complete, and that will mean changes in the way people access the building for services. Beginning Monday, November 10, patients and other visitors will need to use the new entrance to the building, on the north side facing 11th Avenue. A new parking lot on that side of the building is accessible from Fee Street. 

How We're Preparing for Ebola -- Just in Case

Though the chances of seeing Ebola in Lewis and Clark County are very low, one of the primary roles of public health is to be prepared to control outbreaks of infectious disease – whether it’s an “everyday” virus like the flu or a rare and often fatal virus like Ebola. Find out how your local health department is preparing to respond to Ebola -- just in case.

Healthy Habits to Combat Infectious Diseases

Healthy habits can help to protect all of us from getting germs or spreading germs at home, work, or school. Learn what you can do to combat the flu and other infectious diseases.  Then share the information with others!

Serious Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Montana

The state health department has confirmed several cases in Montana of a severe respiratory virus that has been making headlines nationwide. Two were in Lewis and Clark County. Enterovirus D68 is responsible for a widespread outbreak that has hit children especially hard.  Learn more about enterovirus.

Learn More About Ebola Outbreak

The largest outbreak of Ebola in history has caused thousands of deaths recently in West Africa. Although the risk of an outbreak in the United States is very low, health officials are taking precautions to prevent it. A case associated with a traveler from Africa was diagnosed in Texas on September 30. Learn more about the Ebola outbreak

A Plan to Improve Health in Our Community

The Health Department and St. Peter's Hospital have teamed up to produce the 2013 Lewis and Clark County Health Improvement Plan. It identifies the most pressing health priorities in the county, as determined by community members representing a cross-section of local organizations, businesses, and government agencies. The plan also includes tips for how you can improve your own health during the next 3-5 years.
Read the news release.   
Learn more about the planning process.

Public Health

Melanie Reynolds
Health Officer

Public Health Staff Directory

Main Offices
1930 Ninth Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
Fax: 406-457-8990
Clinic Fax: 406-457-8992
Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
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Environmental Services
City-County Building
316 North Park, Room 230
Helena, MT 59623
Fax: 406-447-8398
Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
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East Helena Lead
Education and Abatement

306 East Main, Room 201
PO Box 1231
East Helena, MT 59635
Monday-Friday 8 AM to 4 PM
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Augusta Public Health Nurse
Augusta, MT 59410
Mondays, Wednesdays 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Tuesdays 9 AM to 1 PM
Home and Office Visits by Appointment 

Health Center

Helen Amundson
Acting Clinic Director

CHC Staff Directory

Main Clinic
1930 Ninth Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
Fax: 406-457-8990
Clinic Fax: 406-457-8992
Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
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HealthCare for the Homeless
God's Love Shelter
533 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601
Case Management: Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM
Clinic: Monday-Thursday 8 AM to Noon
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Parker Medical Center
PO Box 729
Lincoln, MT  59639-0729
Fax: 406-362-4850
Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
Closed Noon to 1 PM
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