Lewis and Clark Public Health

Upcoming Events

  • Lincoln Flu Immunization Clinic, Friday, Oct. 5, 11 AM to 1 PM, at the Lincoln Community Hall.

West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in This County

Culex mosquito

West Nile Virus has been found in mosquitoes in Lewis and Clark County. There has been an unusually high number of mosquitoes this year due to flooding, and WNV has showed up earlier than usual. These factors increase the risk of human exposure to the disease, which can be very serious. If you prevent the bite, you prevent the illness. Find out what precautions you can take.

Protect Yourself, Others from Extreme Heat

Thermometer registering 100 degrees

As temperatures climb upwards of 90 degrees, be aware of the potential dangers of hyperthermia. That’s when your body temperature soars because your body can’t compensate for heat in the environment. Heatstroke, heat exhaustion, and heat cramps are all types of hyperthermia. Check out these tips for staying cool.

Department to Implement New Fees Starting July 1

Sanitarian measuring food temperature during inspection

The Lewis and Clark City-County Board of Health has approved fee increases for our environmental services (like septic permitting, variances, and groundwater monitoring) and reviews of licensed establishments (like restaurants). The new fees take effect July 1, 2018. This is the first time the fees have been adjusted since 2009. The changes bring Lewis and Clark County into alignment with what other counties charge for the same services.

Flooding Can Cause Cascade of Public Health Threats

Ice jam on Prickly Pear Creek

While the focus during floods tends to be on protecting property, it’s important to remember that flood water can put your health at risk, too. Flood water mixes with everything it touches, including raw sewage, animal waste, pesticides, and other chemicals. You should assume that flood water is a swirling cocktail of bacteria and other disease-carrying germs that can cause intestinal problems, headaches, flu symptoms, and skin infections. Even when the water subsides, clean-up can be risky. These fact sheets might help:


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Drenda Niemann
Health Officer

Staff Directory

Main Offices
1930 Ninth Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
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
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
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 

Duty Officer
After Business Hours