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Resolve to Get Recommended Health Screenings

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Dieting and exercising are two of the most common resolutions people make as they greet the new year with an eye toward self-improvement. Here's another way to resolve to be healthy: Learn what preventive health screenings are right for you and talk to your health-care provider about them. It’s not too late to add this to your list of good intentions! Find out what screenings are right for you.

Air Quality Monitoring Season Is Under Way

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Winter weather is on the way, and with it will come temperature inversions that can trap air pollution over the Helena Valley.  On Nov. 1, Lewis and Clark Public Health began daily air-quality monitoring in its annual effort to protect the health of area residents. When air quality is poor, the department will issue temporary restrictions on indoor and outdoor burning. Find out more about air quality monitoring.

New Hours for Immunizations Begin Oct. 3

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As of October 3, our walk-in immunization clinics have 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. 

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!

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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Helena, MT 59601
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Helena, MT 59601
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316 North Park Avenue
Helena, MT 59623
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East Helena, MT 59635
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