Public Health Services

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Working together with health care providers and multiple county and city entities, Public Health strives to promote, protect, and improve the health and safety for all ages of Carbon County residents. 

Emergencies, Disasters, and Homeland Security:  Public Health supervises the Strategic National Stockpile (a federally-coordinated repository of antibiotics, vaccines, chemical antidotes, antitoxins and other critical medical equipment),  and provides assistance in times of natural disasters or threats to national security.  

  • Disaster Preparedness Tips from the Beartooth Billings Clinic Public Health Department
  • Here is a handy preparedness list  from the Centers for Disease Control
  • Some additional web-based resources for you in the event of emergency or disaster
        -What to do before, during, and after an emergency
        -Creating a family-based plan
        -Carbon County Public Health online information

For information on any of the following services or programs, please call 406.446.9941.  

Carbon County Public Health online information
Working together with health care providers plus multiple county and city entities, Public Health strives to promote, protect, and improve the health and safety for residents of all ages in Carbon County. 

Prevention and detection
Public Health investigates communicable diseases such as STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases), Salmonella, MRSA (an antibiotic-resistant strain of staph), and Hepatitis.

This is a key area where Public Health protects the well being of area communities.  Various types of immunizations are provided to infants, children, adolescents, and adults. Immunization records are also maintained with Public Health.

Prenatal and postnatal care
Maternal and child health are safeguarded through Childbirth Classes, education for pregnant and postpartum women, home visits to newborns and mothers, and breastfeeding education. 

Childbirth Education
These weekly (Thursday evening) classes are offered in five-week sessions in May, September, and January. To register, please call 406.446.9941 or 406.860.0375. 

Chronic Illness
Public Health provides education and guidance for those coping with diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic/obstructive pulmonary disease, and obesity. 

Air Quality/Safety & Tobacco Prevention and Cessation 
Public Health provides information, education, and tools through the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program, the Clean Indoor Air Act, Tobacco Free Parks and Outdoor Recreational Areas, and Tobacco Free Schools.

School Nurse for Seven Schools in Carbon County
The school nurse helps coordinate vision screenings (945 in the past year), referrals to optometrists, and kindergarten roundup health assessments. The School Nurse is also responsible for the annual review of Carbon County student immunization records for compliance with state school immunization requirements, yearly reporting to the State of Montana on immunization rates and compliance, and conducts vaccine clinics, head lice checks, and health related in-services.

The Public Health Team
Roberta Cady, RN, Public Health Coordinator
Jean Atherly, Tobacco Prevention Specialist
Jason Mahoney, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Sheila Boggio, RN, Carbon County School  & Maternal Child Health Nurse

Beartooth Billings Clinic Public Health Department  
Carbon County

Personal Services Building
10 S. Oakes Ave.
PO Box 2289
Red Lodge, MT 59068