Lewis and Clark Public Health

Upcoming Events

  • Circle of Security Parenting Class, starting Sept. 19. For more information, contact Greg at 406-439-6945.

  • Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic for Veterans, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 8:30 AM to 3 PM, Fort Harrison VA Hospital, Parking Lot A.

  • Lincoln Flu Shot Clinic, Friday, Oct. 6, 11 AM to 1 PM, Lincoln Community Hall.

  • Free Flu Shot Clinic for Children and Families, Sunday, Oct. 29, 1 to 4 PM, Capital City Health Club. In partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield CareVan.

Helena Leads Way with Electronic WIC Benefits

Montana WIC logo

Helena is one of the first communities in Montana to offer an electronic benefit system for participants in its WIC supplemental nutrition program. The new system, called eWIC, replaces paper benefits with a charge card similar to a credit or debit card. Helena and four other communities began testing the program in June. It’s expected to go statewide later this month. Learn more about eWIC and how you can apply.

Flu Shots Now Available at Public Health Department

Woman with bandaid on upper arm

It’s time to roll up your sleeve! Flu shots are now available at Lewis and Clark Public Health. Health experts recommend a yearly flu shot for everyone age 6 months or older. It’s the best protection against influenza, a highly contagious virus that can cause mild to severe illness. Flu shots are available at our regular walk-in immunization clinics Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 1930 Ninth Avenue. No appointment is needed. Learn more about flu shots.

Rabid Bat Bites Recreationist Near Helena

Big brown bat

A person recreating at Canyon Ferry Lake was bitten in August by a bat that tested positive for rabies. The health department wants to remind everyone of the seriousness of possible rabies exposure from bats. Anyone who had direct contact with a bat needs to be evaluated. Direct contact includes being bitten or scratched by a bat or getting bat saliva in the eyes, nose, mouth, or an open break in the skin. Learn more about bats and rabies.

Take Steps to Avoid Breathing Wildfire Smoke

Smoke from Park Creek Fire north of Lincoln, 2017

Wildfire smoke can harm your health. It’s especially bad for children, the elderly, and people who have heart or lung disease, including asthma. If you can see and smell smoke, take steps to avoid breathing it. Here are some resources to help you:

Webpage: Coping with Smoke
Fact Sheet: Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
Brochure: Wildfire Smoke

Health Department Awarded National Accreditation

Public Health Accreditation Board seal

Lewis and Clark Public Health was awarded accreditation in June by the national, nonprofit Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Only about 5 percent of local health departments in the country have achieved this recognition since PHAB launched its program in 2011. LCPH becomes only the 5th local health department in Montana to become accredited. Find out what this means for the department and for the community we serve.

 


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Melanie Reynolds
Health Officer
406-457-8900
publichealth(at)lccountymt.gov

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Main Offices
1930 Ninth Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
406-457-8900
Fax: 406-457-8990
Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
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Administrative Offices
City-County Building
316 North Park, Room 148
Helena, MT 59601
Fax: 406-447-8443
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Environmental Services
City-County Building, Room 230
316 North Park Avenue
Helena, MT 59623
406-447-8351
Fax: 406-457-8990
Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
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East Helena Lead
Education and Assistance

306 East Main, Room 201
PO Box 1231
East Helena, MT 59635
406-457-8583
Monday-Friday 8 AM to 4 PM
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Augusta Public Health Nurse
Augusta, MT 59410
406-562-3509
Mondays, Wednesdays 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Tuesdays 9 AM to 1 PM
Home and Office Visits by Appointment 

Duty Officer
After Hours & Emergency Calls
406-459-1322