Lewis and Clark Public Health

Teens Invited to Take Part in Anti-Tobacco Billboard Contest

Talk Back to Tobacco

Teenagers in Lewis and Clark, Broadwater, and Jefferson counties are invited to take part in a contest to design a billboard that discourages tobacco use among their peers. Prizes will be awarded to the top 4 winners. The deadline for design submissions is Jan. 25. Contest Rules

Find Holiday Cheer Despite Stress of the Season

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or so the classic Christmas song would have us believe. But the holidays are also a hectic time when hype and commercialism, unreasonable expectations, and lack of money and time cause more stress than usual. “Good cheer” can be elusive when we’re trying to make perfect holiday memories for ourselves and our loved ones. Check out our tips for making the season more enjoyable!

Wood-Burning Restrictions Take Effect November 1

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From Nov. 1 through Feb. 28, Lewis and Clark Public Health will conduct daily air-quality monitoring to protect the health of area residents. When air quality is poor, we'll issue temporary restrictions on the use of woodstoves and fireplaces. Learn more about county air-quality regulations, as well as how you can produce less pollution when you do burn.

Helena Leads Way with Electronic WIC Benefits

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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

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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.

Health Department Awarded National Accreditation

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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
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406-457-8900
publichealth(at)lccountymt.gov

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1930 Ninth Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
406-457-8900
Fax: 406-457-8990
Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
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316 North Park, Room 148
Helena, MT 59601
Fax: 406-447-8443
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City-County Building, Room 230
316 North Park Avenue
Helena, MT 59623
406-447-8351
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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, MT 59410
406-562-3509
Mondays, Wednesdays 8:30 AM to 5 PM
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406-459-1322