Save the Date for 2019 Community Flu Shot Clinics

The Cascade City-County Health Department is thrilled to announce the dates for the 2019 Community Flu Shot Clinics! Mark your calendar for these opportunities to get your annual flu shot from the CCHD immunization experts. Adults age 18 and older can get their immunization…

Healthy Habits

This time of year, the cold weather brings us indoors where viruses and bacteria can spread easily from person to person. Almost every winter, the Cascade City-County Health Department’s ongoing surveillance with the local healthcare community shows an increase in individuals with respiratory concerns,…

National Influenza Vaccination Week

Flu season is upon us! The same steps you take to prevent disease all year—washing your hands, covering your cough, and staying home when sick—are also great ways to avoid the flu. This time of year, though, we have an added weapon in the…

Season’s First Flu Case Confirmed in Cascade County

Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) has received confirmation of Cascade County’s first influenza case of the season from the Montana Public Health Laboratory. This is also the first influenza case for the state of Montana this flu season. Influenza, or the flu, is a…

Healthy Habits Prevent Illness!

With the arrival of cool weather, it’s not uncommon for us to experience an increase in coughs, colds, influenza, and other respiratory illnesses. The good news is that many of these can be prevented. Practicing good prevention habits can help keep you and your…

Stay Healthy This Holiday Season: Get a Flu Vaccine

It’s always important for people to do everything they can to stay healthy, but with the added stress of the holidays it becomes more essential than ever.  There is one simple step that everyone can take to protect themselves, their family and the community…

Protect Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community from the Flu!

Flu season is upon us! At date of publication, there have been eleven confirmed cases of influenza in Montana, and the arrival of the flu in Cascade County is likely not far off. The same steps you take to prevent disease all year—washing your hands,…

Protect Yourself and Your Community from Influenza

Influenza (the flu) is a serious, contagious respiratory illness that, if severe, can cause hospitalization and even death. The good news is that it can be prevented. Protect yourself and those close to you from the flu by taking some simple precautions. Get a…

Collaborative Earns CCHD and GFC Award

For the past several years, the Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) and the Great Falls Clinic (GFC) have worked closely on projects, including the community flu shot clinics. On April 23, 2013 the agencies were recognized for their collaborative work by receivingThe Lighthouse Award…

Influenza in Cascade County

The Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) reminds residents that influenza, a potentially serious respiratory illness, is still circulating in the community. As of January 5, 2013 there had been 2,247 confirmed and suspect cases for the entire state, with 94 of those occuring in…