Lewis and Clark Public Health

Upcoming Events

  • Free Blood Lead Screening Clinics for East Helena Residents, Thursday, Sept. 7, and Tuesday, Sept. 12, 5 to 8:30 PM, St. Peter's Hospital Education Center. To register, visit www.stpetes.org/lead. For more information, contact our Lead Education and Assistance Program, 406-457-8583.

  • Circle of Security Parenting Class, starting Sept. 19. For more information, contact Greg at 406-439-6945.

We're Expanding Hours for Back-to-School Shots

Chalkboard reading back to school

Get those back-to-school shots out of the way early so you can enjoy the rest of summer! From August 14 to September 1, we're expanding our hours for these immunizations. Just stop by 1930 Ninth Avenue anytime Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. You don't need an appointment. Please bring a copy of your child’s immunization record or call your doctor and have him or her fax the record before you come to 406-457-8997. If you have questions, call us at 406-457-8900. Until August 14, come on in during our regular clinic hours.

Take Steps to Avoid Breathing Wildfire Smoke

Smoke from Park Creek Fire north of Lincoln, 2017

Wildfire smoke can harm your health. It’s especially bad for children, the elderly, and people who have heart or lung disease, including asthma. If you can see and smell smoke, take steps to avoid breathing it. Here are some resources to help you:

Webpage: Coping with Smoke
Fact Sheet: Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
Brochure: Wildfire Smoke

Drowning a Leading Cause of Death for All Ages

Man and child wearing lifejackets

Drowning may not be on our mind when we’re enjoying ourselves at the pool or beach. Yet it’s the nation’s 6th leading cause of death.  Of course, statistics can’t begin to describe the tragedy of a life lost to drowning. Even if someone can be revived, he may have severe brain damage that can cause long-term problems with memory, learning, and basic functioning. Read on for some steps to help prevent drowning.

Health Department Awarded National Accreditation

Public Health Accreditation Board seal

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.

East Helenans: Don't Forget Soil Regulations This Summer

Gardening tools

If you live in East Helena and plan to garden or tackle other projects that involve moving soil, be sure you're aware of the Regulations Governing Soil Displacement and Disposal in the East Helena Superfund Site. You may need to get a permit if you intend to disturb 1 cubic yard of soil or more.

Let Us Haul Away Your Junk Vehicle for Free

Junk vehicle photo

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.

Low-Cost Well Sampling Kits Available

Diagram of groundwater

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.

 


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Melanie Reynolds
Health Officer
406-457-8900
publichealth(at)lccountymt.gov

Staff Directory

Main Offices
1930 Ninth Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
406-457-8900
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
406-447-8351
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
406-457-8583
Monday-Friday 8 AM to 4 PM
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Augusta Public Health Nurse
Augusta, MT 59410
406-562-3509
Mondays, Wednesdays 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Tuesdays 9 AM to 1 PM
Home and Office Visits by Appointment 

Duty Officer
After Hours & Emergency Calls
406-459-1322