What Services Public Health Provides

  • Chronic Diseases - Focusing on the chronic disease prevention and health promotion.
  • Family Planning - We provide confidential services to all women of childbearing age. Our services include counseling, pregnancy testing, and birth control options. We also provide new mom and baby visits and breastfeeding help.
  • Community Health - Foot clinics, flu clinics, community health fairs, and school screenings.
  • Immunizations - We provide immunizations to both adults and children.
  • Health Education - We provide many useful health tips and information.
  • WIC - We provided support for this Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. Providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating and referrals for health care.
  • Tobacco Use Prevention - We provide support and help point interesed community members in the right direction to QUIT their tobacco use. Quitting reduces disease, disability, and death related to tobacco use.
  • Youth Alliance - We manage and support the implementation of culturally appropriate community-based prevention strategies to reduce alcohol and marijuana use, youth binge drinking, adult age (18-65+) binge drinking and 30 day use. The community-based prevention focuses on education and health and wellness.
  • Senior Care Coordinator Schedule - The program allows for visits to our county senior and activities centers to provide follow ups based on provider referrals, blood pressure checks, and the well being and needs of our senior citizens. The community-based prevention focuses on education and health and wellness to reduce injury and illnesses.
  • Emergency Preparedness - We work hand in hand with our local DES (Disaster Emergency Services) office to update our current emergency plans. Striving to provided community education, support for emergencies, and guidelines to help prepare the community and familes in case of an emergency, including those with special needs.

Metal Health Resources: Crisis Contact Information

  • Nationwide 24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Veterans, press #1.
  • Voices of Hope: 406-453-HELP (4357) or call 9-1-1.
  • Teen Help TEXT: "teen2teen" to 839863 (5pm - 11pm) or call 1-877-968-8491 (24/7).
  • Veterans Crisis Line - Go to the website for the Chat Option or for support via TEXT 8382555.
  • Make the Connection - Veterans Mental Health Resources.
  • Montana Crisis TEXT Line: "mt" to 741-741 (Free service available 24/7).
  • Postpartum Help Line - Or call 1-800-944-4773 (Help and support, NOT a crisis line).
  • Montana Child Abuse Hotline 1-866-820-5437 Avaliable 24/7.
  • Metal Health Education Resources

    • QPR Training - Question, Persuade, Refer; Three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide.
    • National Institute of Mental Health - Mental Health Information.
    • Chouteau County Board of Health

      • Please contact our office for meeting minutes

      The local board of health's role and/or authority can be policy making, regulatory, administrative or advisory. The specific roles and responsibilities are determined by the state, county, and municipal laws and regulations; they may vary among jurisdictions. The local board of health is the link between the public health department, elected officials,and citizens. The board oversees and advises the health department.

    • Chouteau County PPE Optimization Plan
    • Meeting Information
    • Board Members
    • Chouteau County Community Coalition

      • Please contact our office for meeting minutes

      What does the Community Coalition do?

      • Mission:
        To promote healthy living among residents of Chouteau County through community-wide collaboration and communication.
      • Vision:
        The Chouteau County Community Coalition is a united effort to improve the quality of life and health of residents of Chouteau County.
      • Goals:
        1. Focus on a community-wide network and effective communication that will improve access to existing resources in Chouteau County.
        2. Periodically assess the health status and needs of individuals living in Chouteau County.
        3. Identify and prioritize shared objectives that will improve the health of Chouteau County residents, including long-term systems level change and short-term high impact projects.
        4. Establish local partnerships and community problem solving capacity that will address the prioritized objectives.
      • LEPC Local Emergency Planning Committee

        • Please contact the DES office for any meeting minutes

        Public Health is a part of Chouteau Counties Local Emergency Planning Committee – which is comprised of representatives from law enforcement, fire, ambulances, hospitals, search & rescue, government, industry, and the public. These meetings are open to the public and we welcome public attendance and imput. Please join us for our next meeting on November 12, 2018 at 3 pm in the basement of Missouri River Medical Center (MRMC).


        • Chouteau County Cancer Support Group - They are here for you...because we all know someone who has been affected by cancer...our hope is to help.
        • Backpack Buddies/County Schools - We are fortunate to have a partnership with our County Schools to provide the weekend food supplemental program, Backpack Buddies. This program is for food insecure homes with children who are in K-6th grades. You can sign up through your local participating school.
        • Violence Prevention - They provided information for all aspects of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assualt, elder abuse, stalking, and many other areas and topics relating to different areas of abuse. The Hi-line's help for aboused spouses Crisis Line 1-800-219-7366. If you are currently in an abusive relationship, please CLICK HERE FIRST and read the information. This is "very important".
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Contact Info

Angel Johnson - Public Health Nurse
Kyla Wright - LCPC, Mental Health and WIC
Denise Naeseth - Tobacco Prevention and Food Bank
Nancy Lachapelle - Community Outreach
Kellie Waldbillig - PHEP Coordinator, 9-1-1 and Mapping and Addressing Coordinator
Amber Hurt - Senior Care Coordinator and Youth Alliance Substance Prevention
Diane Kalanick - Office Billing
Natalie Bahnmiller, MSW, LCSW
Rochelle Beley, LCSW

PO Box 459 Ι  1020 13th ST
Fort Benton, MT 59442
Office (406) 622•3771
Fax (406) 622•3411