The Park County Health Department promotes the health of individuals and families through disease surveillance, program development, and education.
Please call with questions or concerns! We want to hear from you and are here to help!
Updates from PC Health Department
April 7: Governor Bullock Extends Closure Directives Through April 24 including: Stay Home Order; School Closures; On-Premises Dining/ Beverage Operations; Eviction & Foreclosure Suspensions; Service Disconnections; and the Mandatory 14-day Self-quarantine for Travelers Coming into Montana.
March 23, 2010 News Release on NO NON-ESSENTIAL CLOSURES IN PARK COUNTY
March 22, 2020 News Release on Request to Close YNP
Dr. Laurel Desnick gives brief update on case status, community updates and recommendations for residents
Lynette Rodi she’s a licensed behavioral health therapist and a certified resilience coach. She specializes in working with individuals, businesses and organizations in understanding and navigating the neuroscience of the stress response.
Recommendations for Our Residents
The health department continues to emphasize the importance of social distancing, which means avoiding crowds and providing distance between yourself and another person when interacting. The health department encourages businesses, groups, and other organizations to find different ways of delivering services and holding meetings and events. Whenever possible, stay home, limit exposure to large crowds, and use technology to meet your needs. If you are in the vulnerable population recognize that you are at higher-risk, and should limit exposure as much as possible.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person contact or through contact with an infected surface. To combat the spread of the virus:
- Wear cloth masks in public places where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain;
- Limit non-essential trips outside your home;
- Maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and others while out;
- Avoid groups of more than 5 people and limit in-person contact with high-risk individuals;
- Wash your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds;
- Disinfect high-touch areas regularly. High-touch areas include any surface you touch frequently including door handles and door frames, desks and tables, phones, and steering wheels. This is not an exhaustive list, please exercise your best judgement to determine which areas around you need extra sanitizing.
If you are experiencing acute or life-threatening symptoms such as difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, sudden confusion or bluish lips or face, please call 911 for immediate assistance.
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or feel that you are experiencing symptoms, call your doctor. They can advise you on the best strategy for managing symptoms or accessing testing. Please remain at home until advised otherwise and have those you live with sanitize surfaces and distance themselves from you.
If you do not have a doctor or other regular healthcare provider, you can call the hospital at (406)222-3541 or the Park County Health Department at (406)222-4145.
No matter who you contact, please call ahead before physically going anywhere. Healthcare workers will advise you on your best course of action.
Focus on staying healthy:
- Drink plenty of water
- Eat nutritious food
- Get exercise and fresh air
- Do things that help you de-stress and feel positive
- Communicate with friends and family and reach out to others when feeling down or depressed.
Unemployment Assistance or call Unemployment Insurance Division over the phone at: (406) 444-2545
PC Health Department Services
Please contact our office, 406-222-4145 for the following services:
New Baby Home Visits