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New Hours for Immunizations Begin Oct. 3

Beginning Monday, October 3, our walk-in immunization clinics will adopt new hours. Flu shots and other immunizations will be available every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM at 1930 Ninth Avenue in Helena. Travel shots will be available by appointment only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. For an appointment, call 406-457-8900. 

Upcoming Events

  • Lake Helena Watershed Group Meeting, Tuesday, November 1, 6:30 to 8 PM, Lewis and Clark Library.
  • Food Safety Training, Friday, November 4, 10 AM to 1 PM, in the basement conference room of the Murray Building, 1930 Ninth Avenue, Helena. Cost is $20. Use this form to register.
  • ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Course, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 15-16, 8 AM to 5 PM, in the basement conference room of the Murray Building, 1930 Ninth Avenue, Helena. Use this form to register.

Public Pools and Spas Recognized for Health, Safety

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Public health officials honored several Helena-area pool and spa operators October 27 for their efforts to protect public health and safety. Gold and Silver Buoy awards were presented to operators of public, recreational water features (pools, hot tubs, and water parks) who provide a clean, healthy, and safe environment. The awards are based on annual inspections by public health sanitarians. Find out which pools and spas won!

Where We Live, Work, Play Has Major Impact on Health

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The conditions in which we live, learn, work, and play have a tremendous impact on how healthy we are. In fact, collectively, they’re the single biggest reason why some people are healthier than others. They have more influence than genes, unhealthy behaviors, and medical care combined. Learn more about these "social determinants of health."

First Zika Case in County Reported, Related to Travel

Aedes mosquito

Local public health officials have announced the first confirmed case of Zika virus infection in Lewis and Clark County. The infected person, a woman who was not pregnant, recently traveled to another country with an active Zika outbreak. She became ill shortly after returning home. The case is only the third reported in Montana since the virus turned up in the Western Hemisphere in May 2015. Visit our Zika Virus web page for more information.

Community Sets 'Common Agenda' to Improve Health

2016 Community Health Improvement Plan

Health officials have released a plan that identifies public health priorities in Lewis and Clark County and specific strategies to address them. The 2016 Community Health Improvement Plan was developed by a task force of about 50 people representing health care, social services, business, education, civic and nonprofit groups, law enforcement, and local and state government. "The purpose of the plan is to establish a common agenda that will help all of us focus our energy and resources,” said Melanie Reynolds, county health officer. “We’ll be most effective in improving people’s health if we all pull in the same direction.” Find the plan here.


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1930 Ninth Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
Fax: 406-457-8990
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316 North Park, Room 148
Helena, MT 59601
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City-County Building, Room 230
316 North Park Avenue
Helena, MT 59623
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306 East Main, Room 201
PO Box 1231
East Helena, MT 59635
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