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DPHHS confirms first Hantavirus case for 2021

News from DPHHS  MONTANA — The Department of Public Health and Human Services confirmed that an adult male from Richland County has been diagnosed with hantavirus infection. The individual acquired the illness while working out of state where there was an occupational exposure to mice. The...

COVID-19 vaccine available for all in Lake County COVID-19 vaccine available for all in Lake County

As of Thursday, April 1, every Montanan age 16 and older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Whether they can secure appointments remains to be seen.  According to Emily Colomeda, director of Lake County Public Health, “Lake County currently has ample supply among all of the vaccination ...

Continue to be stroke aware during COVID-19

News from DPHHS, St. Luke Community Healthcare RONAN — St. Luke Community Healthcare and the Montana Cardiovascular Health Program are reminding Lake County residents to keep vigilant about recognizing the signs of stroke during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  In fact, some data has shown ...

DPHHS update on COVID-19 variants in MT

  News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services officials announced that as of March 17, Montana has 19 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 virus variant strains. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified DPHHS of 11 additional variant cases t...

Southwest Montana Veterans Home welcomes first resident

News from DPHHS BUTTE — Department of Public Health and Human Services officials announced the brand new Southwest Montana Veterans Home welcomed its first resident into the facility on March 8. The very first Veteran to move into the facility, William “Bill” Davis, was welcomed by ...

Briefs for March 10, 2021

FWP reminds recreationists to stay vigilant for avalanche danger News from MT Fish, W ildlife & Parks MONTANA — Avalanche danger is high across Montana, with the addition of new snow and weather systems moving across the state. People recreating outdoors are advised to use caution and stay...

Can Montana get a grip on addiction? Can Montana get a grip on addiction?

MONTANA — In late January, when Mary Windecker got up to testify in front of the budget committee considering how to fund Montana’s addiction and mental health treatment programs, her words cut through a typically bureaucratic proceeding to present an uncomfortable bottom line.  “Yo...

DPHHS to receive more vaccine doses

News from DPHHS On Feb. 9, the Department of Public Health and Human Services was notified the state will receive 16,425 first doses and 13,525 second doses for those completing the vaccine series. This allocation will be distributed to local jurisdictions the week of Feb. 15. DPHHS continues to be n...

Montana expands parenting website all the way to teens

News from DPHHS HELENA — Officials with the Department of Public Health and Human Services announced the expansion of, a website created specifically for parents and those in a parenting role. The expansion includes new resources that provide practical tools to support pare...

Governor announces new crisis counseling hotline

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock announced that a new crisis counseling hotline funded by a $1.6 million federal grant is now available to aid Montanans struggling with their mental health due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency...

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