Health Department - Nurse's Office
- School based Immunization Clinics
- Safe Sleep education and FREE pack'n'plays for any infant in need of safe sleep area
- Infant weight checks
- Resource for Children’s Special Health Services
- Child Protective Team Member
- Ensure compliance with Immunization laws
- Health/safety education and is a health resource for community members, senior centers, employers, daycare providers and public schools.
- Capillary blood lead and hematocrit testing is offered to the Head Start programs.
- Hep B, MMR, Varicella Titer Blood Draws
- Rapid Strep tests
- Blood Pressures on walk-in basis
- Head Lice checks & education resource
- Urine alcohol and drug screening for DFS/Court Systems
- Fergus County Loan Closet – medical equipment rentals
- Coordinates the Fetal Infant Child Mortality Review Team for Fergus Co.
- Jail Nursing
- Central MT Coalition for Family Health
- Central MT Youth Challenge member
- Human Services Coalition
- School Health Resource
- Local Registrar
- Communicable Disease Prevention Education & Resource
Communicable Disease Prevention
Fergus County Public Health Communicable Disease Prevention efforts help protect the public from the spread of communicable diseases through:
- Education, reporting and tracking of communicable diseases
- Notification response
- Management of outbreaks
Communicable diseases include: Vaccine preventable diseases, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Influenza, Pertussis, Norovirus, West Nile Virus, Foodborne illness and others. We assist clients who have a communicable disease and those who may have been exposed to one by providing resources, education and information about these diseases and how to avoid their spread.
Other helpful communicable disease information:
Provider Reporting Forms:
- Animal Bite
- Communicable disease
COVID-19 vaccines continue to be remarkably effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, including against known variants. People who are fully vaccinated continue to get highly effective protection against hospitalizations and severe outcomes from COVID-19.
Fergus County Health Department offers COVID vaccines as recommended by the CDC. Call our office for available appointment times 406-535-7433.
After receiving a vaccination, there is a 15- to 30-minute observation period.
You can get a COVID-19 vaccination, along with a seasonal flu shot.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has authorized Pfizer and Moderna pediatric vaccines for ages 6 months and older. FCHD is offering Moderna for ages 6 months and older.
- For adults over 18, booster doses will be offer for the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines five months after their second dose.
- Youth aged 5-17, booster doses will be offer for the Pfizer vaccine five months after their second dose.
- For those who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster doses are recommended for those 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.
- For adults over 18, booster doses will be offer for the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines for those who are immune-compromised and who were vaccinated three or more months ago from the third dose.
- For adults 50 years of age or older and got their first booster at least 4 months ago
- Anyone moderately or severely immunocompromised, 12 years of age or older, and got their first booster at least 4 months ago
- Individual’s’ that got 2 doses of J&J/Janssen vaccine at least 4 months ago
- Second boosters can only be Moderna or Pfizer
Fergus County Health Department continues to offer a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to people who are moderately to severely immune-compromised and have received their second dose of mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) at least 28 days prior.
The CDC recommends a third COVID-19 vaccine dose for people who are being treated for cancer, have had organ or stem cell transplants, being treated with immunesuppressing medication or have other moderate to severe immune deficiency. If you aren’t sure if you are immune-compromised, consult your healthcare provider.
Vaccine Information Sheets:
- Moderna VIS
- Pfizer/Comirnaty VIS (ages 12yrs and older)
- Pfizer (ages 5-11) Fact Sheet
- Janssen (J&J) Fact Sheet
The Health Department is offering COVID-19 testing for symptomatic, exposure, travel or procedures. Call 406-535-7433 to schedule an appointment, testing is done by appointment only. Please do not come into the office if you are ill, call our office and we will make arrangements to assist you.
Home COVID-19 test kits are OUT OF STOCK at our office. Albertson's has home kits available for purchase and/or billed to insurance.
To report the results of a home test kit, click on the link below.
Federal Home Test Ordering Site:
Testing for Travel Options:
- Rapid Molecular testing designed to meet the 72-hour deadline for travelers who need a negative test before departure to certain destinations. The test costs $100.
- Rapid PCR-RT testing designed to meet the 72-hour deadline for travelers who need a negative test before departure to certain destinations. The test costs $150.
- Rapid Antigen testing designed for travelers who need a negative test to certain destinations or events. The test costs $34.
*In case of emergency call 911, for Public Health Emergencies call 406-535-7433 or after hours call dispatch at 406-535-1800*
Fergus County Health Department (FCHD) assists in coordinating activities in a public health crisis or emergency situation in Fergus County. Our work involves research, training and education, simulated exercises, public information and response.
FCHD provides and supports planning with community partners. During a public health emergency, FCHD plays a vital role in maintaining the health of our communities by preventing the spread of disease or reduce the impact of a major health risk. FCHD strives to provide timely and effective information about the
situation and medical treatment.
FCHD works to have strong relationships with other community first-responder organizations, by working together before an incident, we can more effectively respond and communicate during a public health threat.
Disaster and Emergency Information
The Fergus County Health Department (FCHD) provides our communities with protection from diseases through immunization services. Vaccines help prevent diseases that used to be the top killer of children in this country. Maintaining high rates of childhood immunizations protects not only vaccinated children, but also those too young or too ill to have completed their full series of immunizations. A reduction in immunization rates inevitably results in an increase in disease. Therefore, immunizations are crucial to the health and safety of the community at large.
FCHD conducts daycare immunization record reviews to ensure compliance with the State of Montana immunization laws. FCHD offers traveling and school based immunization clinics for children and adults.
Immunizations are available at the Fergus County Health Department Monday thru Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm. Appointments are suggested (406- 535-7433) but not required. Please note that the nurse's schedule is subject to change.
NO CHILD IS DENIED VACCINES DUE TO INABILITY TO PAY!
FCHD participates in the Vaccine for Children program offering federally funded vaccines for children age 0 - 18 for routine childhood vaccines.
2021 - 2022 Influenza Vaccinations:
Travel Vaccines - our office can assist you with determining vaccination needs for out of country travel.
Montana has enacted laws that require children to have certain immunizations before entering school or day care.
- MT Immunization requirements for school - In order to be enrolled in school, children must have the required vaccines by age.
- MT Immunization requirements for daycare - Immunization requirements for day care attendance are based on the child's age and generally follow the recommended childhood schedule.
Please note the following files are in PDF format.
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- Fergus County Reporting Protocol
- Reportable Communicable Disease List
- Animal Bite form
- Communicable Disease Reporting form
- STD reporting form
- Influenza Provider Weekly Reporting form
- Severe Influenza Case Reporting form
Please note many of the links are in PDF format.
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Fergus County Health Community Links
Fergus County School Websites
- All Lewistown Schools
- Denton School
- Grass Range School
- Moore School
- Roy School
- Winifred School
- Central Montana Head Start
Fergus County Hospitals/Clinics
712 W. Main Street, Suite #102
Lewistown, MT 59457-2510
Medical Support Assistant
Courtney Moline, RN
Donna Vantassel, NP
Jordan Robins, DMV
Laurie Ray, RN
Lisa Robinson, RN