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Braveheart Chaplain Ministry

Besides responding to traumatic situations and providing emotional and logistical support to citizens in need, a chaplain to emergency services personnel also provides support to first responders in their daily duties. Because their vocation brings them face-to-face with crises, stress is a built-in part of a first responder’s vocation.

Sheriff’s Office
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Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

The Montana Cancer Screening Program pays for breast and cervical cancer screenings for people who qualify based on age, income, and insurance status. Screening services include clinical breast exams, mammograms, and Pap tests. Diagnostic testing is provided for the follow-up of abnormal screening tests. We partner with local providers, which means that you can see whoever you want, and it will be just like a regular appointment.

Our staff is available to guide you through the screening process, even if you do not qualify based on age, income, and insurance status.

To enroll, please fill out the enrollment form, and either mail it or drop it off at the following address:

Attn: Montana Cancer Screening Program
Flathead City-County Health Department
1035 1st Ave W,
Kalispell MT, 59901

Population Health
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The FY 2023 budget is projecting $118.5 million in revenue and a total of $115.6 million in expenditures, including a 2.5% cost of living adjustment for 551.74 full-time employees.  The county continues to strive to plan for future capital needs by saving within our capital funds, budgeting $13.4 million in capital expenditures and $7.6 million in transfers to fund future capital needs.

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Building Rental

Rent a building in the fairgrounds

Web page about the Building Rental.
Burial on One's Own Property
  • No permit is necessary.
  • Must have a death certificate.
  • Cannot be by a groundwater source.
Commissioners' Office
Burn Permit

Weather permitting, October 1st is the start of open burning.  Permits are required for this action.  A free burn permit can be obtained through  If you have an existing burn permit for 2023, it can be activated by calling 1-866-207-2577.

Environmental Health
Web page about the Burn Permit.
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Cancer Screening
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Colposcopy
  • Breast cancer screenings
  • Mammogram orders
Family Planning

Flathead County is accepting applications for the following positions. Applications submitted for a position are received and reviewed by the corresponding department on a weekly basis. Timely submission of applications is encouraged for consideration. Job postings may close at any time without notice.

Human Resources
Web page about the Careers.
Caregiver Support

We are here to support family caregivers! We offer services such as respite through in-home care. Respite provides relief for the caregiver of an older person at home. We also offer information and assistance to caregivers; access to our resource lounge (appointments required), in which you and/or family members can view educational materials, including webinars, and meet with a trained professional for life care planning. Also visit our Caregiver Corner on our website for information on local support groups, Alzheimer's Association resources, caregiver stories, and more. Caregiver Corner | Flathead County, MT

Agency on Aging
CARES Reporting Form

Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) was developed to help communities determine standard outcome measures for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), allowing for local quality improvement efforts and benchmarking capability to improve care and increase survival. The program seeks to save more lives from OHCA; strengthen collaboration between 911 centers, first responders, emergency medical services (EMS) agencies, and hospitals; provide a simple, confidential process for assessing patient outcomes in compliance with HIPAA; offer technical assistance to help community leaders identify and prioritize opportunities to improve EMS performance, and generate annual national and statewide reports for benchmarking capability.

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Certificate of Survey Plat Room
Child Support - Receive Payments District Court
Child Support - Records District Court
Children's Advocacy Center

The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) allows the capability for centralized services. Children receive forensic interviews and forensic medical exams at the CAC in a child-friendly environment. The CAC utilizes a Multidisciplinary Team to provide comprehensive services to victims of child abuse.

Sheriff’s Office
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Class or Group Library Visit

During your tour or group visit to ImagineIF, we can provide:

  • Stories and book talks for preschoolers through eighth graders.
  • A tour of the building highlighting resources appropriate for preschool through twelfth grade.
  • An overview of resources in a subject area.
  • Library card registration: Please see the section on library cards below.

We appreciate at least two weeks notice of groups coming to use the library, even if you don’t need any special services. We cannot schedule your visit more than three months in advance.

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Clinic Hours

  • Monday:       9:00-5:00
  • Tuesday:       8:30-4:00
  • Wednesday:  8:30-5:00
  • Thursday:      9:00-5:30
  • Friday:           8:30-4:00
  • Closed Daily from 12:00-1:00
Family Planning
Columbia Falls
  • 8:10 Leave Smiths Kalispell
  • 9:40 Arrive Super 1 Columbia Falls
  • 8:50 a.m. - 3:25 p.m. On-Demand Rides in Columbia Falls (Mon-Fri)
  • 3:30 Leave Super 1 in Columbia Falls
  • 4:00 Arrive Smiths Kalispell
Mountain Climber
Communicable Disease

Communicable diseases are transmitted from one person to another through a variety of ways including direct contact, contact with a bodily fluid or blood, or indirectly by a vector (i.e. tick or mosquito). The Communicable Disease Program works to prevent, identify, and limit the spread of these diseases.

Population Health
Web page about the Communicable Disease.
Concealed Weapons Permit

Please note that to be eligible for a Flathead County Concealed Weapons Permit, you must first be a Montana resident for six (6) months and you must currently reside in Flathead County.

Office walk-ins are welcome for new and renewal applications on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am - 2 pm and by appointment on Wednesdays from 9 am - 3 pm.

Sheriff’s Office
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Court-Ordered DNA Testing

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office provides court-ordered DNA testing on FRIDAYS ONLY from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. This is not for the purpose of determining paternity.

There is a $10.00 fee, payable by cash or local check. Photo I.D. is required, as is payment at the time of service. 

Sheriff’s Office
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Page Last Updated: Dec 15, 2022