Public Health Guides

The following brochures produced by the health department are free for public use. Click on the name of the guide to download.

Bats and Rabies(PDF, 443KB)

Bats can be helpful creatures. They eat tons of insect pests. But bats can carry rabies, and they can infect people with this deadly disease. Never touch a bat!


Wildfire Smoke(PDF, 813KB)

Wildfires produce smoke that contains dangerous pollutants. These can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases.


Healthy Habits(PDF, 451KB)

Healthy habits can protect everyone from getting germs or spreading germs at home, work, or school.


Floods & Your Health(PDF, 738KB)

While the focus during flooding is often on protecting property, don't forget to protect the health and safety of you and your family.


Gardening & Lead(PDF, 999KB)

Gardening in soil that may be contaminated with lead can create special challenges. Follow these tips to make sure the produce you grow is healthy and safe to eat.


Zika Virus(PDF, 769KB)

Travelers and women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant are most at risk from this disease spread by certain kinds of mosquitoes.


Junk Vehicle Removal Progam(PDF, 1MB)

State law requires individuals to control and shield all junk vehicles from public view. Our Environmental Services Division can haul away those old junkers for free.


Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention(PDF, 848KB)

Every one of us can play a role in preventing suicide and helping those in crisis. This brochure lists free and low-cost training opportunities available to all in Lewis and Clark County.