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Upcoming Events

  • City-County Board of Health Meeting, April 27, 1:15 PM, City-County Building Room 330, Helena.
  • ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Course, May 4 and 11, 8 AM to 5 PM, 1930 Ninth Avenue, Helena. Call 406-457-8361 for more information. Registration form.

Protect Your Heart: Shake Salt Out of Your Diet

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that 44 percent of the salt in Americans’ diet comes from just 10 common foods. Knowing which ones they are can help you consume less salt and better protect your heart.

Let Us Haul Away Your Junk Vehicle for Free

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If you have an unsightly junk vehicle you'd like to get rid of, we'll haul it away for FREE! Just call our Environmental Services Division at 406-447-8351 to arrange a time. Learn more about our Junk Vehicle Program.

50 Eateries Honored for Commitment to Food Safety

Some of this year's award winners.

Congratulations to this year's winners of our Gold and Silver Fork Awards! These awards, given annually, recognize local eating establishments that make exceptional efforts to make, serve, and sell safe food to the public. Learn more and see a list of all the winners.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases on the Rise Locally

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The number of county residents with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has been climbing for the past several years. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are the most commonly reported diseases in the nation. They put people at risk for severe and often irreversible health consequences, including infertility, chronic pain, and increased risk for HIV. Yet they're all treatable and preventable. Learn more about the epidemic and how to protect yourself.

Low-Cost Well Sampling Kits Available

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Is your well water safe? The Water Quality Protection District is offering water sampling kits at a reduced cost so you can find out. Annual well-water testing is the only way to know if your water is safe.  Stop by the City-County Building, Room 220 to pick up your drinking water sampling kit. For more information on the program, visit the MSU Extension Water Quality Program or call 406-457-8584.

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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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, MT 59410
Mondays, Wednesdays 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Tuesdays 9 AM to 1 PM
Home and Office Visits by Appointment 

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