Health Department

Healthy People in Healthy Communities  

Our mission is to improve and protect the public health and well-being of the citizens of Roosevelt County, Montana. The department provides population based services, information, and linkages to care that focus on early intervention and prevention.  Finally, our department is responsible to prepare and respond to public health emergencies.

Immunizations 

The Health Department provides immunizations as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for infants, children, teens, and adults. 

In coordination with the Montana Department of Health and Human Services, we provide vaccines through the “Vaccines for Children” program.  No child is denied vaccine due to inability to pay

All routinely recommended adult vaccines are offered; RCHD accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. 

Influenza vaccine is provided to everyone aged 6 months and older.  Flu shot clinics are held annually each  October in Wolf Point, Poplar, Froid, Bainville, and Culbertson. 

More information on vaccines and immunizations can be found on the following links: 
Vaccines 
Immunizations 

Communicable Disease Control and Prevention 

The Public Health staff surveils for reportable communicable diseases and outbreaks in Roosevelt County.  Once identified, investigation and reporting take place, as well as application of the appropriate measures to control the disease. Anyone with knowledge of a reportable condition can report to the Health Department.  The department is on call 24 hours a day to receive emergency communicable disease reports. 

We coordinate testing, treatment, and partner follow-up for STD’s, as well as offer confidential rapid HIV testing. 

More information on communicable diseases can be found from the following links: 
STD 
Public Health 

  

Parents as Teachers Home Visiting Program 

All children will learn, grow, and develop to realize their full potential. 

Parents as Teachers is a free service from the Roosevelt County Health Department that will help support you in becoming your baby’s first, best teacher…even before your baby is born.  Our certified Parent Educator will visit you at home or other comfortable location to help you understand and make the most of the stages your child is going through.  She will meet with you regularly to listen to your concerns, show you creative ways to interact with your child, and coordinate support to help your child succeed.  You and your baby will have fun and make friends with other parents at our family get-togethers. Your home visitor will stand by your family for up to 3-5 years while you become a more knowledgeable and successful parent. 

We will provide:  

  • Encouragement in healthy parenting practices 
  • Activities to help strengthen your family 
  • Developmental and health screenings to detect delays or problems early 
  • School readiness activities – A strong emphasis is placed on reading.  A book is given at each visit! 
  • Connection to needed resources 

To find out how to sign up, or get more information, contact: 

Click here for more information on the Home Visiting Program! 

Health Screenings 

RCHD supports the WIC Program by offering WIC screening measurements at no cost on child immunization clinic days. 

Click here for more information on WIC! 

Emergency Preparedness 

The Roosevelt County Health Department participates in the Montana DPHHS Emergency Preparedness Grant Program. 

Funding provided by the CDC is used to support: 

  • Planning and Assessment 
  • Surveillance and Epidemiology 
  • Laboratory Capacity 
  • Health Alert Network 
  • Emergency Risk Communication 
  • At Risk/Special Populations Groups 
  • Education and Training 

Activities directed by the grant requirements help prepare us to meet any large-scale public health threat. 

Tobacco Use Prevention 

The Roosevelt County Health Department is part of the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program in Montana covering Roosevelt and Daniels counties. The county MTUPP coordinator works towards raising awareness about the adverse health effects of tobacco use, including electronic cigarettes and vaping devices, and the need for prevention. The program helps support and implements tobacco-free policies and activities in our region.  

Montana Tobacco Quit Line 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)  

Quit Now Montana Pregnancy Program 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) 

American Indian Commercial Tobacco Quit Line 1-855-5AI-QUIT (1-855-524-8669) 

Available to individuals 14+ 

Teen Tobacco Quit Line 1-855-891-9989 

https://mylifemyquit.org/en-US/Enroll-Now

My Life, My Quit is set up for texting and chatting 

For more information, click one of the following links. 

https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/mtupp

https://mtreact.com/

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/

https://smokefree.gov/

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/getthefacts.html?ANS=5#quiz-content

For questions, contact Roosevelt County Health Department.  

Roosevelt County Health Department 

124 Custer St., Suite A  

Wolf Point, MT 59201 

PH: 653-6223 

Fax: 653-6210 

DUI Task Force 

The Roosevelt County DUI Task Force represents a diverse cross section of the respective communities that includes citizens, government officials, law enforcement, schools, health professionals, businesses, and prevention and treatment specialists with the mission of reducing alcohol and drug related motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and deaths in Roosevelt County. Efforts include education regarding alcohol and drug consequences, promotion of healthy choices, and community involvement. Currently, we support MDT’s Vision Zero initiative, Alive at 25 classes, and Safe On All Roads. We also offer an annual scholarship to an upcoming senior who resides within the boundaries of Roosevelt County each school year.  

To learn more about these initiatives’ click the links below.  

https://www.mdt.mt.gov/visionzero/

https://dojmt.gov/highwaypatrol/alive-at-25/

Safe On All Roads. Visit them on the Facebook Page.  https://facebook.com/SafeOnAllRoads 

https://www.responsibility.org/

For questions, contact Roosevelt County Health Department.  

Roosevelt County Health Department 

124 Custer St., Suite A  

Wolf Point, MT 59201 

PH: 653-6223 

Fax: 653-6210