Category Archives: Health

Alluvion hosting construction update meetings Nov. 9

Alluvion Health will host two public meetings on Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at The Newberry located at 420 Central Ave. in downtown Great Falls. The public meetings will provide updates on the ongoing construction of the Alluvion Health at 601 Central Ave. project, formerly known as the Rocky Mountain Building. Business Bites: Apartments proposed for Dick’s

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CCHD hosting immunization clinic Nov. 16

The Cascade City-County Health Department will hold a walk-in immunization clinic on Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at CCHD’s facility located at 115 4th St. S. No appointments are needed and additional staff will be on-site to accommodate a high volume of walk-in patients. COVID-19 primary doses and influenza vaccines are available to persons age 6 months and older.

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State offering prevention specialist certification

The Department of Public Health and Human Services said Oct. 26 that the Montana Prevention Certification Board is now offering an online certification program for prevention specialists and those working in related public and behavioral health capacities. The certified prevention specialist, administered by MPCB, is now available for professionals providing services in the field of behavioral health. “MPCB strives to

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CCHD finds no violation in investigation of complaint against downtown cigar lounge

The Cascade County City-County Health Department investigated a complaint against the Omerta Cigar Lounge downtown over the Montana Clean Indoor Air Act. Wade Stout, CCHD’s tobacco prevention specialist, told the Board of Health during their Oct. 5 meeting that he met with one of the owners and didn’t find any violations based on the complaint. In July, a group of

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Monkeypox confirmed in Cascade County

Cascade County has confirmed its first case of monkeypox. The patient is a male aged 20-29, according to Cascade County City-County Health Department. The most common symptoms of a monkeypox infection include fever, muscle pains, swollen lymph nodes, chills, exhaustion, respiratory symptoms, headaches, and a rash with blistering lesions, according to CCHD. The virus is typically spread through close skin-to-skin

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City shelter offering free rabies vaccinations

The Great Falls Animal Shelter will be offering free rabies vaccinations for cats and dogs on Sept. 28 for World Rabies Day. “Rabies is one of the diseases that can be passed from our furry friends to humans and in humans is often life-threatening,” Laramie Smovir, volunteer coordinator at the city shelter, said in a release. “Our goal is to

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Touro College now accepting applications for Great Falls medical school

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine’s new campus in Great Falls has received pre-accreditation status to recruit students and begin operations, according to Touro President Dr. Alan Kadish. The school has opened the application cycle for the fall of 2023 and are planning to enroll 125 students in the first class, according to Touro. Touro on track to open with first

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CCHD investigating cigar club complaint

A complaint was submitted to the City-County Health Department this summer regarding a cigar lounge that opened downtown this spring. CCHD staff have discussed concerns about the Omerta Cigar Lounge with the Board of Health on a regular basis since November 2021. They have raised concerns about allowing the business to operate since it shares walls with other businesses and they

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County reviewing court decision on health department oversight

County officials said during the Sept. 12 Board of Health meeting that a district court ruling was “problematic” in terms of the management of the joint City-County Health Department. Carey Ann Haight, deputy county attorney, told the board she hadn’t yet briefed the County Commission on the judge’s Aug. 29 ruling. Judge rules on city-county dispute over health department management

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Judge rules on city-county dispute over health department management

A district court judge has ruled that the state law does not prohibit a city commissioner from serving on the governing body of the City-County Health Department. The ruling is from a lawsuit filed by the city in January regarding a dispute between the city and county on the makeup of the governing body of the health agency. County, city

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