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Aging Gracefully: Must We Accept a Bitter End?

We all know aging beats the alternative, but does it have to be a slippery slope to physical and mental disease? Can we control the quality of our “golden years?” The aging of our population has many ramifications for our society. Find out how, in the words of an English scientist, you can "die young as late as possible."

People with Asthma May Be Struggling to Breathe

This has been a tough winter for people with breathing problems. Weather patterns and geography have teamed up to cause several days of poor air quality so far this season. Analysis shows that most of the pollution comes from wood stoves and fireplaces. Exhaust from idling car engines is another big factor. Learn what you can do to help protect yourself and others.

County Sees Sharp Increase in Flu, Hospitalizations

Lewis and Clark County, like much of the nation, has seen a sharp jump in flu cases in the past month. Several have been severe enough to require hospital stays, and three-quarters of the sick individuals had no record of getting a flu shot. The number of confirmed cases is only the tip of the iceberg. Learn how you can protect yourself and your family from the flu.

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!

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.

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

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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

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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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